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12/17/2014 | AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.


12/17/2014 | Kipnis has finger surgery; should be OK for start of season

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. He is expected to be ready to go in time for the regular season.


12/17/2014 | Comfort essential to Tribe's winter program for Kluber

Corey Kluber is a creature of habit, and altering his offseason regimen after his breakout 2014 season is not something he really wants to do. But the AL Cy Young Award winner is receptive to the Indians' suggestions for easing into Spring Training.


12/16/2014 | Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal

The Indians announced the signing of right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Floyd made nine starts for the Braves in 2014 before breaking his right elbow.


12/15/2014 | Inbox: Extension coming for Kluber soon?

Will the Indians sign Corey Kluber to a contract extension by Opening Day? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers this question and more in the latest edition of the Inbox.


12/15/2014 | Indians sign 4 players to Minor League deals

The Indians announced Monday the signings of catcher Brett Hayes, catcher Adam Moore, outfielder Destin Hood and first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.


12/11/2014 | Tribe hopes first move a precursor to many more

It was a head-spinning Winter Meetings in terms of transactions. There was so much movement around baseball over the final few days that it would be easy to forget that it was the Indians who sparked the action with the first trade.


12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.


12/10/2014 | Preparation key to shoring up Indians' defense

If the Indians head into Spring Training with the same infield alignment they used at the end of last season, then the challenge exists within the preparation. That is why general manager Chris Antonetti, manager Terry Francona and other members of the front office and coaching staff have discussed ideas for improving Spring Training workouts.


12/10/2014 | Moss reunion creates boon, challenge for Francona

The Indians kicked off the Winter Meetings by acquiring Brandon Moss from the A's on Monday. Terry Francona is thrilled to be reunited with Moss, who also presents a lineup challenge for the skipper with an assortment of players who can cycle through the DH role, while providing depth at first base or the corner outfield spots.


12/9/2014 | Rotation depth key to Indians contending in 2015

Cleveland expects to contend for the American League Central crown next year, but general manager Chris Antonetti knows the club continues to have a daunting road ahead as its rivals continue to find ways to get better.


12/9/2014 | Grandmother forever in Brantley's heart

When Michael Brantley collected his 200th hit this past season, he took a moment to reflect on his grandmother's life and tutelage.


12/8/2014 | LUNGevity cause hits home to members of Tribe

MLB's annual auction to raise money for cancer awareness hits close to home for many within the Indians' organization, including the two men involved in the team's items available. Terry Francona lost his mother, Roberta, to breast cancer in 1992, and Michael Brantley lost a grandmother to cancer.


12/8/2014 | Moss a great fit in Tribe lineup, clubhouse

As much as the Indians might like this trade today, they're probably going to like it even more next summer. Aren't those the best kind? First, Brandon Moss is a nice fit in the lineup. That's the easy part to figure out after the Indians acquired him from the A's for Minor League infielder Joe Wendle on Monday.


12/8/2014 | Tribe lands versatile Moss from A's for prospect Wendle

The Indians wasted no time in making some noise at this year's Winter Meetings. On Monday morning, Cleveland finalized a trade with Oakland to land slugger Brandon Moss in exchange for Minor League infield prospect Joe Wendle, sources confirmed to MLB.com. The Indians have not yet confirmed the deal, which has been in the works for the past week.


12/7/2014 | Indians could use Meetings to build around core

The Indians are pleased with the roster foundation they have in place, but the reality is that the club took a step backward in the standings last season. With the Winter Meetings getting underway on Monday morning, Cleveland is continuing its search for ways to build around its promising young core.


12/7/2014 | Indians agree to Minor League deals with Hood, Moore

The Indians have added some depth to their roster, agreeing to terms on Minor League contracts with outfielder Destin Hood and catcher Adam Moore on Sunday. The Indians have not confirmed the signings.


12/6/2014 | Indians' Kluber, Chisenhall net GIBBYs

Corey Kluber and Lonnie Chisenhall turned in two of the most memorable performances of 2014. Kluber's effort lasted a full season and earned him the American League Cy Young Award, while Chisenhall's was an all-time, single-game performance, but each were worthy of GIBBYS.


12/5/2014 | Indians happy that Cash is getting chance to manage

From the day the Indians added Kevin Cash to their coaching staff, the organization felt his time in Cleveland could be short, because he could soon be a big league skipper. On Friday, Cash received his chance with Tampa Bay, which named him its manager.


12/5/2014 | Indians seek ways to fine-tune at Meetings

When members of the Indians' front office and staff convene in San Diego for the four-day Winter Meetings, which begin on Monday, the team's task is finding ways to build on a team that is already mostly assembled.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/3/2014 | Indians in trade talks with A's involving slugger Moss

The Indians' search for more power this winter has taken them to Oakland, where Cleveland has found an intriguing comeback candidate in Brandon Moss. With the A's looking to retool their roster, and the Tribe trying to increase its lineup's slugging, the teams have engaged in trade talks involving Moss, MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday night.


12/3/2014 | Tribe could explore trade market at Winter Meetings

The Indians' planning during the past two winters has placed the team in an offseason predicament. Nearly every spot on Cleveland's roster -- in the lineup, pitching staff and on the bench -- can be accounted for with a contract already in place. It is a situation that makes the upcoming Winter Meetings important for the Indians, who likely need to look to the trade market before potentially delving much into free agency.


12/2/2014 | Bond with father helping Brantley thrive on field

No one understands the subtleties of Michael Brantley's swing better than the Indians outfielder. A close second would be his father, Mickey, who often assumes the role of personal hitting coach when he is not standing back and admiring from afar as a proud dad. Hitting baseballs hard is the Brantley family trade.


12/1/2014 | Tomlin an interesting arbitration case for Indians

The Indians have five players -- Josh Tomlin, Carlos Carrasco, Lonnie Chisenhall, Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw -- eligible for arbitration this winter. While the other four seem entrenched in roles for 2015, Tomlin is facing a bit of uncertainty.