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2017 Schedule
16-15
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1hBradford Doolittle

Bullpen Power Rankings: Indians remain loaded

Last year's postseason workload for Andrew Miller, Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw could be an issue, but better starting pitching health can keep Cleveland's relievers fresh.

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Miller's nearly flawless playoff run reinvents reliever role (1:06)
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Stories to watch this baseball season (5:21)
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Indians hungry to be 'one win better' in 2017 (1:00)
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20hJoe Peta

Predicting Indians' 2017 record

Is this Cleveland team better than the one that nearly won the World Series in 2016? Joe Peta previews the Indians' season and assesses their value in Vegas for 2017.

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21h

Indians OF Chisenhall to start season on DL

The Cleveland Indians will be without two starters to begin the season with right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall joining Jason Kipnis on the disabled list.

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21hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Cleveland Indians

The Indians have scrapped the retro cream alternates. The red cap that had been worn with that uni will now be worn when the team wears its navy alternate jersey at home.

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23hJohn Keim

Quinn helped by Kerr, Francona after SB loss

Falcons coach Dan Quinn has talked with Steve Kerr and Terry Francona, two other coaches whose teams have blown big leads with a championship on the line.

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2dJayson Stark

Why the Indians won't win the World Series

The World Series runner-up Indians won't end their 69-year title drought because their 2016 workload is too likely to take its toll on the 2017 team.

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Inside Heat: Hamilton On Team Chemistry, Brantley

Buster Olney talks to Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton about his funny interaction with Brody Chernoff, the chemistry on the club, Michael Brantley's health & more.

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BBTN: Cards' Plans For Molina, Cubs' Kasper, Indians' Hamilton

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about Jose Canseco joining the A's broadcast booth, the Cardinals' plans with Yadier Molina and more. Plus, some "Inside Heat" on the Cubs from broadcaster Len Kasper and a check-in on the Indians from PxP voice Tom Hamilton.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

In a move that wasn't surprising, the Indians sent top prospect Bradley Zimmer back to minor league camp. While he had a good camp with a .358 average and three HRs, he also struck out 13 times in 53 ABs, his problem last year in Triple-A. More time there is needed and if Tyler Naquin struggles again defensively in CF, the Indians hope Zimmer will be ready.

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GM's kid blurts out Lindor deal info on radio

Kids say the darndest things -- and on Sunday, the 6-year-old son of Indians GM Mike Chernoff may have inadvertently shared the proposed length of All-Star Francisco Lindor's contract extension.

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OF Jackson makes Indians' Opening Day roster

Outfielder Austin Jackson was informed Sunday that he has made the Opening Day roster for the Cleveland Indians, giving the AL champions some outfield depth.

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Kurkjian predicting a World Series rematch (1:28)
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5dScott Spratt

Forecasting MLB's best, worst fielders

Tyler Naquin was among the stingiest in extra bases allowed last season, but questions about his range project him to be among the worst in Defensive Runs Saved.

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Kurkjian's MLB Elite Eight (2:18)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7775th
Batting Average.2626th
On Base Percentage.3298th
Slugging Percentage.4309th
Earned Run Average3.847th
Quality Starts8110th
WHIP1.246th
BAA.2435th

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