The Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals reportedly are interested in right-handed reliever Joe Smith.
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Rays utility man Steve Pearce has been receiving attention as the trade deadline looms, with the Indians reportedly among the interested teams.
The Cleveland Indians' deep farm system has reportedly caused selling teams to reach out to them in hopes of acquiring some of their prospects.
Hoolz and Dino chat with Cleveland.com's Dennis Manoloff about the Indians' recent struggles and what deals are out there for the Tribe at the trade deadline.
Six teams, including one "mystery team," have been mentioned in the mix for Jonathan Lucroy, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.
Cody Allen open to changing roles
Allen, the Indians' closer for the last three years, says he's open to pitching in a different role if the team lands a big-name reliever before the deadline. "I'm totally fine with it," Allen said. "I have no reservations. We talked about a few different things just to make sure everyone is on the same page." Cleveland.com
Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
In today's notes, Buster Olney checks in on the Indians and their trade-deadline plans, offers his thoughts on the Melvin Upton Jr. trade and more.
Indians' comeback ends dubious streak
Francisco Lindor's walk-off single topped an Indians' comeback over the Nationals in which Cleveland trailed 5-2 in the seventh inning. Entering Tuesday, the Tribe had lost each of their last 95 games when down by at least three runs in the seventh or later, the third-longest active streak of this type behind the Brewers (156 games) and D-backs (129), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Lineup: Indians (57-41) vs. Nationals (58-42)
- 1. Carlos Santana, 1B (S)
- 2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (L)
- 3. Francisco Lindor, SS (S)
- 4. Mike Napoli, DH (R)
- 5. Jose Ramirez, 3B (S)
- 6. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF (L)
- 7. Rajai Davis, LF (R)
- 8. Tyler Naquin, CF (L)
- 9. Chris Gimenez, C (R)
- SP: Carlos Carrasco, RHP Daily notes
Buster Olney chats with Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the Indians' strategy at the deadline and why they need to go "all-in" this season.
Does anyone want to win the AL Cy Young? David Schoenfield isn't quite sure, as three of the top contenders floundered during Tuesday's action.
Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through a drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs to stun the Washington Nationals, 7-6, Tuesday.
The Cincinnati Reds are getting deeper into trade discussion surrounding right fielder Jay Bruce, with at least four teams interested in the slugger.
A 75-year-old woman at Tuesday night's Nationals-Indians game suffered a cut to her face and was stretchered off before being taken to a hospital after being hit by a foul ball.
Minnesota shortstop Eduardo Nunez is among potential trade options being evaluated by Cleveland, Buster Olney reports.
Lindor, Arenado could make #MLBRank
When projecting the future chances of Francisco Lindor and Nolan Arenado on our all-time top-100 list, we must consider that both players are behind Carlos Correa and Manny Machado at their respective positions. That doesn't mean they won't ever make the cut. #MLBRank: Future top 100 candidates
Small chance Indians trade Clint Frazier
The Indians can't afford to hemorrhage their farm system. They just promoted Frazier and fellow outfielder Bradley Zimmer to Triple-A; they may have to decide which one to keep. Schoenfield: Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Indians announcer Rick Manning joins The Really Big Show to talk about Baltimore sweeping the Tribe and what to expect at the trade deadline.
Can favorite opponent help Gio Gonzalez?
It's been a down season for the left-hander, but he'll get the chance to earn a big win on Tuesday against the Indians, whom he's dominated throughout his career.
Indians hold steady in ESPN rankings
In a so-so week for the Tribe, a bright spot has been rookie Tyler Naquin, who continues to make his case for AL ROY consideration. He went 7-for-18 with three home runs and seven RBIs. Week 16 Power Rankings
Who's next to join Hall of Fame?
Now that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have been officially inducted, it's time to turn our attention to the 2017 candidates. Will any of these sluggers make it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot?
AL market strong for Carlos Beltran
The 39-year-old switch-hitter has put together a surprisingly strong season at the plate while still playing most games in the field. Jim Bowden likes the option of regularly DH'ing Beltran and sees Cleveland as the most likely landing spot. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)
Pinch-hitter Nolan Reimold hit a game-winning, two-out home run in the ninth inning after Pedro Alvarez reached on a strikeout, and the Orioles beat the Indians 5-3 on Sunday for a series sweep.
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