The Indians’ front office gave the club “a boost” after acquiring closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber from the Padres.
The Indians have acquired All-Star reliever Brad Hand and right-handed reliever Adam Cimber from the Padres, sending prized catching prospect Francisco Mejia to San Diego.
The Indians are precisely where they hoped to be at baseball’s annual intermission: sitting atop the American League Central and poised once again to make a push for a World Series title that has eluded the franchise since 1948.
The ball wasn’t flying out of Nationals Park quite as frequently as it did during Bryce Harper’s heroic hometown homer binge a night earlier, but it was flying all the same in a dinger-driven, record-breaking 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night.
Corey Kluber understands his importance to the Indians for the second half of the season. Should Cleveland capture its third straight American League Central crown, the ace will also want to log as many innings as possible on the October stage. With that in mind, Kluber has decided not to participate in the All-Star Game.
The Yankees have seen plenty of Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez — MLB’s home run leader heading into Thursday night. But New York ran up against another powerful slugger in the opener at Progressive Field, as Jose Ramirez belted his 28th blast of the season to tie Martinez for the Major League lead.
Inside a packed Progressive Field on Thursday night, the opener of this four-game set lived up to its blockbuster billing, but the Indians were hung with a 7-4 defeat. Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor showed why they are arguably baseball’s best offensive duo, but the Yankees got to ace Corey Kluber in the end.
Satchel Paige’s debut was different, very different, from the other baseball pioneers of his time. Paige pitched in his first Major League game 70 years ago this week, and it was an event unlike anything before or since.
Jose Ramirez got the Indians on the board with a two-run homer in the first inning and they never looked back, scoring 19 runs to take the Ohio Cup finale over the Reds on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Ramirez added a three-run homer as part of a nine-run third, and Francisco Lindor put the game fully out of reach with a three-run home run as part of a six-run fourth….
Jose Ramirez has been auditioning for the Home Run Derby ever since finding out he earned a spot in the American League’s starting lineup for the upcoming All-Star Game.