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Jason Kipnis underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger. He's expected to be out until the start of the regular season.

Kipnis dealt with a hamstring injury last season that limited to him to 129 games last season and while the Indians fully expect him to be ready for the regular season a lack of spring training reps could cause him to get off to a slow start.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

17 Dec, 02:07 PMSource

Indians designated left-hander Nick Maronde for assignment.

The Indians needed a spot for Gavin Floyd, so Maronde turned out to be the innocent victim. Maronde was horrific during the 2014 at both the major and minor league level, including a pathetic 7.24 ERA in the minors. Expect him to clear waivers in a few days.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

16 Dec, 09:50 PMSource

Indians signed RHP Gavin Floyd to a one-year contract and GM Chris Antonetti said Floyd will have a spot in the starting rotation.

Floyd spent most of last year recovering from elbow surgery but did pitch well for the Braves in a short 54.1 innings. The fact that they're already claiming he's got a spot in the rotation locked seems a bit premature, but it could be worth a late-round flier just to see.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 04:36 PMSource

Indians have signed C Brett Hayes and OF/1B Jerry Sands to minor league deals.

Both players have major league track records as supporting cast members only. They could both be on the shuttle between the majors and Triple-A throughout the year if the Tribe deals with a lot of injuries, but other than that, neither is going to land any sort of regular work.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

15 Dec, 03:22 PMSource

Indians' top prospect Francisco Lindor probably will not be on the opening day roster, according to manager Terry Francona.

Lindor will play next season at 21 years old, and and he has just 180 plate appearances at Triple-A. The Indians are not going to rush him to the big leagues, especially after he batted just .274 in the minors last season. Once he does come up he should be immediately relevant in mixed leagues, as he hit 14 home runs and stole 30 bases last season in the minors.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

11 Dec, 12:28 AMSource

Nyjer Morgan is reportedly signing with the Hanwha Eagles in Korea.

Morgan had just 41 at-bats with the Indians last season after not playing at all in 2013. The 34-year old should get a chance to play every day in Korea.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

11 Dec, 12:24 AMSource

Indians will designate RHP Bryan Price for assignment.

The 27 year old career minor leaguer has been set off for greener pastures as his time in the Cleveland minor league system, just didn't seem to be working out. With a career 3.53 ERA in the minors, someone will most likely take a chance on him.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

8 Dec, 06:39 PMSource

Teams have contacted the Indians about 1B/DH Carlos Santana, but no deal close.

It would probably take an awful lot for the Tribe to part ways with Santana. While finding a spot for him in the field has been a bit of a chore, his bat and on-base percentage aren't going to be so easy to replace.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Dec, 04:36 PMSource

The Indians have acquired Brandon Moss from the Athletics.

The Athletics will get prospect second baseman Joey Wendle in a one-for-one deal. Moss is recovering from hip surgery, which likely affect his return. He does have a high up-side which would provide the Indians an impact bat in the middle of Cleveland's lineup.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

8 Dec, 12:37 PMSource

Indians have signed outfielder Destin Hood to a minor league deal.

Hood showed some power last season at Triple-A Syracuse, while putting up a triple slash line of 294/.344/.482 in 309 at bats. He figures to start the season in Triple-A again this upcoming season, to further hone his skills and to see if his power surge continues.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

6 Dec, 01:11 PM

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