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1/24/2015 | Players, staff get up close with fans at Tribe Fest

On the first day of the third annual Tribe Fest at Progressive Field, streams of Indians diehards poured through the gates, enjoyed the behind-the-scenes festivities and expressed optimism about the season ahead.

1/24/2015 | Doby celebration, giveaway highlight promo schedule

If a Mount Rushmore existed for Indians greats, Larry Doby would undoubtedly have a place on the mountain top. Doby was not only an icon for the franchise, but a trailblazer for black players in the American League.

1/23/2015 | Moss determined to be in Indians' Opening Day lineup

Brandon Moss, who underwent offseason hip surgery, has not picked up a bat yet this winter, but the Indians' biggest offseason acquisition is intent on being in the lineup on Opening Day and nearly every day after that.

1/23/2015 | Swisher free of negative thoughts heading into '15

After enduring two knee surgeries and an offseason of reflection, Nick Swisher is eager to show the Indians that he can once again be an offensive force.

1/23/2015 | Full slate of stars on hand for Tribe Fest this weekend

In less than one month, Cleveland's pitchers and catchers will convene on sun-splashed Arizona baseball diamonds, reporting for the start of Spring Training. In the team's snow-covered home city, fans are about to get a sneak peek at the Indians team that is assembled for the upcoming campaign.

1/22/2015 | Kluber top pro athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

Indians ace and 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber was named the Professional Athlete of the Year during the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday.

1/21/2015 | Indians unveil plans for new concessions

One of the goals behind the ongoing renovation project at Progressive Field was to find ways to introduce elements of Cleveland neighborhoods within the ballpark. The Indians felt one way to do that was to bring some of the area's popular restaurants into the fold.

1/20/2015 | Indians' plan is to have healthy Swisher, Moss

Making the Opening Day roster is a goal for every player in Spring Training. Indians manager Terry Francona wants to make sure veterans such as Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss understand that the first game of the season is not the most important one on the schedule.

1/20/2015 | Kipnis on road to recovery from finger surgery

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is among the many players who are scheduled to be on hand at Progressive Field this weekend for the team's annual Tribe Fest. On Tuesday morning, Kipnis ran into his manager at the ballpark and had a brief chat.

1/20/2015 | Francona aiming to shore up Tribe's defense

Indians manager Terry Francona has mentioned multiple times this winter that improving his team's defensive play is a priority for the upcoming season. On Tuesday, Francona again stressed the importance of using Spring Training to make strides in that area.

1/20/2015 | Player development staff for Indians announced

On Tuesday, Cleveland unveiled its staffing plans for the player development department, and from top to bottom, the Indians have undergone changes in the leadership structure of their farm system for the upcoming season.

1/19/2015 | Inbox: How will Indians fare with current roster?

Can the Indians make a run in 2015? Do they need to make any additions before spring? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian opens up the Inbox.

1/16/2015 | Indians clear arbitration slate with three deals

On Friday, the Indians signed right fielder Brandon Moss ($6.5 million), setup man Bryan Shaw ($1.55 million) and right-hander Josh Tomlin ($1.5 million) for the 2015 season, thus avoiding arbitration with all three players.

1/15/2015 | Rzepczynski, Chisenhall avoid arb with Tribe

On Thursday night, the Indians settled on one-year contracts with three of its eligible players, reaching agreements with lefty Marc Rzepczynski, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and starter Carlos Carrasco.

1/15/2015 | Indians, Carrasco avoid arbitration with deal

On Thursday night, right-hander Carlos Carrasco was rewarded for his work in 2014 with a $2.3 million contract for '15, avoiding arbitration with the Indians in his first year of eligibility.

1/15/2015 | Indians sign righty Swarzak to Minor League deal

The Indians know that a safety net is important for a bullpen, especially when fielding a cast that set the American League's single-season record for combined appearances last season. On Thursday, the Tribe added another piece to that part of the puzzle, signing reliever Anthony Swarzak to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.

1/14/2015 | Indians' Spring Training broadcast schedule released

On Wednesday, Cleveland released its Spring Training broadcast schedule, which will have a considerable amount of games televised on SportsTime Ohio and broadcast locally on the radio. All of the Tribe's games this spring will have an audio feed available on as well.

1/13/2015 | Moss, five other Indians file for arbitration

The Indians' most prominent arbitration case this offseason involves the team's most prominent acquisition of the winter. Slugger Brandon Moss, who was acquired in a trade with the A's in December, was one of six players to file for arbitration for Cleveland on Tuesday. Carlos Carrasco, Lonnie Chisenhall, Marc Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw and Josh Tomlin also filed.

1/13/2015 | Indians prospect Sheffield posts bond after arrest

Indians pitching prospect Justus Sheffield was arrested and released on bond after an incident early Monday morning in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn.

1/13/2015 | O-H-I-O: Swisher celebrates Buckeyes' football title

There is a long list of players who attended Ohio State University and later reached the Major Leagues. Indians first baseman Nick Swisher might be the only one to have incorporated spelling out O-H-I-O with his arms into his on-field act.

1/12/2015 | Inbox: Should Tribe save Allen for pressure situations?

Would it behoove the Indians to only bring in closer Cody Allen in high-leverage situations? Is the Tribe looking for more bullpen help? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian addresses these and other questions in his latest Inbox.

1/9/2015 | Indians expect Kipnis to return 'with a vengeance'

Last season did not go as planned for Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis. His winter training program then hit a snag last month when he injured the ring finger on his left hand during a workout, necessitating corrective surgery. Even with the wave of setbacks experienced by Kipnis over the past nine months, Indians manager Terry Francona's confidence in Kipnis has not wavered.

1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.

1/7/2015 | Perseverant Johnny Mac leaves legacy in retirement

On Wednesday afternoon, four Major League clubs simultaneously used their official Twitter accounts to spread the news of John McDonald's official retirement from the big leagues. Think about that. Four clubs -- the Indians, D-backs, Angels and Blue Jays -- felt fond enough about this scrappy little journeyman utility guy that they all wanted some part of his goodbye.

1/7/2015 | Popular infielder McDonald calls it a career

John McDonald, who willed his way through a 16-year career with eight different teams as a backup infielder, has decided to retire from the game at age 40. News of his decision spread Wednesday, when four teams -- the Indians, Blue Jays, D-backs and Angels -- offered up congratulations through their individual Twitter accounts.

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