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December 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint
News Corp.'s Fox Sports Media Group has added to its growing portfolio of regional sports networks. On Friday, Fox Sports said it has acquired SportsTime Ohio, a Cleveland-based channel owned by Larry Dolan, who also owns the Indians baseball team. As part of the deal, Fox Sports has also signed a long-term agreement to carry Indians baseball. Terms for the sale were not disclosed but Sports Business Journal put the price tag in the $250 million range. Fox already has a strong presence in the Buckeye state with its Fox Sports Ohio channel, which has more than 5 million subscribers.
March 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries to blow pitches by hitters, the better he seems to do. Richards threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-2 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, giving up three hits, walking three and striking out two. Of the 19 outs he recorded, 13 came on ground balls.
June 29, 1988 | GARY KLEIN
Olonzo Woodfin, a left-handed pitcher from Sylmar High, signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday for a package that included cash, college tuition and incentives worth $54,000. Woodfin, 18, was selected by the Indians in the eighth round of the baseball draft earlier this month. He was the first Valley-area high school player selected. "I really felt all along that I was going to sign," said Woodfin, who leaves Friday for Burlington, N.C.
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Zack Greinke appeared to be rounding into shape Saturday, and that wasn't even the big news from Camelback Ranch. Carl Crawford, 32, who had remained back in Phoenix on paternity leave when the team went to Australia, became the father of a new baby boy at 3:55 a.m. Saturday. The 8-pound boy was named after him, Carl Leo Crawford. Meanwhile, Greinke went back on the mound in a camp game in Glendale, Ariz., and appeared to be getting past his sore calf injury . The right-hander was pitching against the Cleveland Indians' Class-A team, but he went five innings, allowing one run on a solo home run. He gave up three hits, did not walk a batter and struck out eight.
July 26, 2009 | Associated Press
Cleveland 10, at Seattle 3: The Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera homered, drove in two runs and scored three times to back a strong start by Jeremy Sowers. Oakland 6, at New York 4: Landon Powell and Orlando Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs for the Athletics, who ended the Yankees' winning streak at eight games. at Detroit 4, Chicago 3 (10 innings): Detroit tied the score against Bobby Jenks in the ninth inning, then won it with Carlos Guillen's run-scoring single against D.J. Carrasco in the 10th.
June 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko finally got the call. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday. Plutko's situation perplexed UCLA Coach John Savage on Friday. The junior right-hander was a sixth-round pick by the Houston Astros out of Glendora High School but couldn't get a sniff through the first 10 rounds. After waiting all day for news, Plutko had to face third-ranked Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA super-regional. “You have to feel for Adam,” Savage said Friday.
August 9, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Youngstown developer Edward DeBartolo Sr., whose son owns the San Francisco 49ers, has reportedly offered to buy the Cleveland Indians and develop a new stadium in the city's Central Market area. Cuyahoga County Commissioner Timothy F. Hagan, a mayoral candidate, told the Plain Dealer that DeBartolo told him he had offered to buy the team within the last month but that his offer was rejected by Indians' owners Richard and David Jacobs.
He has hit a game-winning, 400-foot homer with one hand, made two perfect throws in one inning to nail runners, and even visited the White House to see his old friend, George W. Bush. Juan Gonzalez had some first month with the Cleveland Indians. His impressive statistics--nine homers, 32 RBIs and a .388 average going into the weekend--have placed him among the AL leaders in most offensive categories, and his five assists were tops in the majors for April.
October 25, 1995 | JIM MURRAY
B-r-r-r-r! Welcome to the Winter Olympics! Otherwise known as the 1995 World Series. The, er, ah, C-c-c-cleveland I-i-indians w-w-won the th-th-ird g-game of the W-W-World S-S-Series h-h-here T-T-Tuesday night. The g-g-game, if t-that's w- what it w-w-was, t-took p-place on an ice floe off Lake Erie c-called J-J-Jacobs F-Field. You'll have to p-p-pardon me, I-I'm trying to w-w-write this with f-f-fingers that f-f-feel m-m-more like i-icicles.
March 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Five games into the exhibition season, Yasiel Puig batted leadoff for the first time. He figures to do that a lot more this year, as Manager Don Mattingly said he is thinking of batting Puig first this year. "I like him getting that extra at-bat," Mattingly said. Under that scenario, Carl Crawford would probably bat second, Hanley Ramirez third and Adrian Gonzalez cleanup. Puig and Ramirez bat right-handed; Crawford and Gonzalez bat left-handed. As a rookie last season, Puig batted leadoff seven times.
February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991. Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur draft didn't know much about the Orioles legend, who now serves as MLB's executive vice president of baseball development. So Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter decided to play schoolteacher after the 19-year-old prospect was introduced to the 78-year-old Hall of Famer at spring training camp on Monday.
January 10, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger
On Thursday, journalist Paul Lukas published a report on ESPN's website indicating that the Cleveland Indians were relegating their “Chief Wahoo” logo to “secondary status” and would in the future use a stylized letter “C” as the graphic representation of the team. For those out there who aren't baseball fans, Chief Wahoo is the buck-tooth-smiled, tomato-red Indian who looks like he wandered straight out of a Nazi propaganda cartoon and whose image serves as the logo for the team.
December 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
On his 39th birthday, Jamey Wright landed a long-awaited major league contract. The Dodgers officially announced Tuesday their one-year deals with Wright and Chris Perez, a former All-Star closer with the Cleveland Indians. By signing Wright to a guaranteed contract, the Dodgers ended one of baseball's most remarkable streaks. In each of the last eight seasons, Wright went into spring training on a minor league contract and pitched his way on to the opening-day roster, including with the Dodgers in 2012.
December 23, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized. Financial terms of the prospective deal aren't known. Perez, 28, was an All-Star with the Cleveland Indians in 2011 and 2012 but was released Oct. 31. Perez was arrested on marijuana charges this year and lost his job as the Indians' closer. Armed with a fastball routinely clocked in the mid- to high 90s, Perez figures to be a late-inning reinforcement in a bullpen that includes closer Kenley Jansen and setup man Brian Wilson.
December 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The best sports nicknames connote power, speed, bravery and even whimsy. But many fans say they see something else in some of the country's most popular team names and mascots - racism. The Oneida Indian Nation is pressuring the NFL and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change that team's name and logo, which many Native Americans say is offensive. And thousands of baseball fans have signed an online petition asking the Cleveland Indians to retire Chief Wahoo, the team's smiling, red-faced caricature.
December 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have signed veteran left-handed relief specialist Clay Rapada to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Rapada, 32, has a 4.06 earned run average in 152 big league games over seven seasons with six teams - the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. He has held left-handers to a .164 average. Rapada spent most of 2013 in triple-A and made only four major league appearances, all with the Indians.
December 2, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to terms on a $22-million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The deal is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't finalized the deal or formally announced interest in Kazmir. The 29-year-old Kazmir was 10-9 with a 4.04 earned-run average in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for the Cleveland Indians.
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