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Scott Barnes has been designated for assignment.

Barnes did not pitch at the major league level last season and he gave up seven earned runs in just under nine innings pitched at the major league level in 2013. He's nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career, so dynasty owners should avoid him as well.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

23 Nov, 11:06 AMSource

The Diamondbacks traded right-handed pitcher Charles Brewer to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations on Saturday.

Brewer posted a 4.99 ERA with a 6.84 K/9 over 126.1 innings for Triple-A Reno last year. He's been stuck at Triple-A for a few seasons now as his command remains spotty and once he does adjust, his strikeouts suffer. The Indians are hoping that he can soon put it all together, but this is a low-risk move for them. If he does put it together, we could see him as a spot-starter later in the season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Nov, 12:15 AMSource

Indians added C Tony Wolters, 3B Giovanny Urshela, P Shawn Armstrong and P Cody Anderson to their 40-man roster.

Just another team cleaning up their roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft on December 11.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

20 Nov, 05:24 PM

Dustin Molleken signed a minor league deal with the Indians, which includes a spring training invitation.

The 30-year old journeyman has yet pitch at the major league level during a real game. Therefore, he's a longshot to make the Indians opening day roster and he should not be drafted in ANY fantasy league.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

18 Nov, 06:49 PMSource

Indians are exploring a wide range of options, including a trade of Nick Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.

It was a nightmarish, injury-filled season for Swisher who failed to hit 20 home runs in a year for the first time in his 10-year professional career. Tribe fans were rough on him and it looks as if the team is listening to the masses. Expect to see Swisher end up somewhere other than Cleveland this year.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Nov, 02:15 PMSource

Shaun Marcum has re-signed with the Indians.

Marcum was only able to pitch in just over 17 innings at the minor league level in 2014. He was working his way back from thoracic outlet surgery. Marcum will be 33 years old when the season begins and probably won't contribute much at the major league level but is worth a shot on a minor league deal.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

18 Nov, 01:44 PMSource

Giovanny Urshela suffered a left knee injury Saturday while running the bases in Venezuela. It was originally described as a "tweak" to the Indians medical personnel and the club is hoping to gain additional clarity on the injury in coming days

The third base prospect showed some nice developing power last year as he moved from Double to Triple-A and while he was unlikely to win a job out of spring training, a strong showing certainly would have put him on the short-list for call-ups. Expect the Tribe to update his condition as soon as they learn just how serious a knee injury he has.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Nov, 10:25 AMSource

Corey Kluber won the 2014 American League Cy Young award.

This was one of the awards that everyone was looking forward to this season and now we have our winner. Corey Kluber edged out Felix Hernadez and Chris Sale for the award in what was a very close contest. Kluber received 17 first-place votes, while Hernandez received the other 13 first-place votes. This was the first time Kluber ever even received a Cy Young vote and he managed to take the crown--quite impressive. The filthy hurler struck out 269 batters in 235 2/3 innings pitched and finished the season with a 2.44 ERA. He is going to vault up draft boards next spring.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

12 Nov, 06:46 PMSource

Indians manager Terry Francona has been signed to a two year contract extension with club options for 2019 and 2020.

Francona has 1,206 career wins which ranks him fourth amongst active managers. He led the Tribe to a 92-win season in 2013 and won AL Manger of the Year and then followed it up with an 85-win season in 2014, falling just three games short of a wild card berth.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

4 Nov, 08:51 AMSource

Chris Gimenez was outrighted off the Indians' 40-man roster.

If he goes unclaimed through waivers, Gimenez will most likely receive an invitation to the Indians' spring training. He hit .241 in 2014 with 11 RBIs.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

3 Nov, 11:18 PMSource

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