Michael Brantley was on the paternity list for three days and then was put on the DL because of a sprained left ankle. Brandon Guyer has been on the DL since May 13 due to a sprained left wrist.
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Kluber named AL Player of the Week
Indians right-hander Corey Kluber didn't allow an earned run over 16 innings in two dominant starts last week. He struck out 24 batters while only allowing two walks and six hits.
Cole Hamels, who has been on the DL since early May with an oblique injury, will start for the Rangers against the Indians on Monday.
Returning from shoulder injury, Michael Brantley has shown flashes of the success he had in his breakout 2014 season. Jose Ramirez was one of three players age 23 or younger to post a .300/.350/.450 slash line last year.
Since his first full season in the bigs in 2012, Jason Kipnis is one of just four players in all of baseball to have 75 home runs, 100 stolen bases and a .335 on-base percentage in that span.
What a difference an ace makes. While Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin and Mike Clevinger have combined for just two quality starts in 13 June turns, Corey Kluber is dominating this month.
El toletero dominicano comenzó con lentitud la temporada, pero hizo los ajustes necesarios y ya los Indios tienen al Encarnación por el cual pagaron. Esta semana mereció la distinción de mejor latino en la Liga Americana.
Which dynamic duo is more important for the Indians: Cody Allen and Andrew Miller or Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez?
Ervin Santana struck out seven in six innings, Jason Castro drove in three runs and the Minnesota Twins swept the Cleveland Indians with a 4-0 victory on Sunday.
The return of the Klubot
Since being reinstated from a stint on the disabled list June 1, Corey Kluber has been the best starter in the American League. The right-hander struck out a season-high 13 against the Twins on Saturday.
Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday.
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Corey Kluber has struck out 10 batters in 3 straight games, tying the franchise-record streak for 10-K games within a season, according to Elias. The others? Sam McDowell (Five times), HOFer Bob Feller (twice), CC Sabathia and Chuck Finley.
The reigning AL champs did themselves a big favor defensively by sending Tyler Naquin down and bringing up Bradley Zimmer to play center field.
Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night.
Allen returns for Indians
Placed on paternity leave by the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, Cody Allen is back with the club ahead of Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. To make room on the roster, RHP Adam Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Thursday's longest home runs
Marcell Ozuna gave the Marlins their only run against the Cubs with a booming blast, while Erik Gonzalez's second homer of the season reached the same distance as home runs from two better-known sluggers.
Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBI, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-3 victory Thursday night.
Allen on paternity leave, Clevinger to start
The Indians placed RHP Cody Allen on the paternity list Thursday afternoon, clearing room for RHP Mike Clevinger to come up from Triple-A Columbus and start Thursday night against the Orioles. In seven starts this season Clevinger is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
Finding the right pitcher to slot behind Corey Kluber in a postseason rotation feels like the finishing piece the Indians need. So, who could be available?
Francisco Mejia is tearing the cover off the ball at Double-A this year, but one of his performances last week had him looking awful against a few off-speed offerings.
Carrasco cruises again on road
Indians P Carlos Carrasco did not allow a run and struck out 10 batters during Wednesday's 5-1 win vs. the Orioles, improving to 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA in eight road starts this season. The last Cleveland pitcher to win six or more of his first eight road starts with an ERA that low was Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in 1975.
Carlos Carrasco struck out 10, Francisco Lindor homered and the Cleveland Indians defeated the skidding Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games.
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Enrique Hernández reacciona al hecho que se jugarán partidos de Grandes Ligas en Puerto Rico el próximo mes de abril de 2018. Los Indios de Cleveland y los Mellizos de Minnesota jugarán una serie de dos partidos en el Estadio Hiram Bithorn en San Juan, Puerto Rico el 17 y 18 de abril 2018.