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81-80, 3rd in AL Cent
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Indians, Hunter agree to 1-year contract

Pitcher Tommy Hunter, primarily a starter from 2008-12 who has pitched out of the bullpen the past 3 seasons, and the Indians have agreed to a one-year contract.

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Loede: Tomlin could be 5th starter

Matt Loede joins The Really Big Show to talk about the Indians heading into spring training. He predicts the starting rotation and when Michael Brantley will return.

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Bradley Zimmer No. 21 prospect in 2016

Zimmer is a highly athletic center fielder with above-average speed who still looks good to stay at the position. There's a steep dropoff after him, however, as Cleveland's three other ranked prospects fall after No. 70. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Indians have No. 11 farm system in 2016

This is a system of projectable, young, high-ceiling arms topped off with a couple of promising bats. Nevertheless, it's out of the top 10 because it's light on potential impact for 2016. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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Where will Austin Jackson end up?

Jackson is a capable everyday CF who may have to accept a corner or backup OF spot at this point. He'd be an upgrade for non-contenders like the A's, Phillies and Reds or a useful piece for contenders like the Orioles, Indians, Angels and Cardinals. Unsigned free agents (Insider)

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Indians need Carlos Santana to hit

Cleveland's offense doesn't have much power, so Santana slugging like he did in 2013 is key to the team's chances this year, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Olney: Uribe still on Indians' radar

Cleveland continues to target free-agent infielder Juan Uribe to be its third baseman in 2016, Buster Olney writes. Olney's blog (Insider)

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When will Michael Brantley return?

Although Brantley said last week that he's targeting Opening Day for his return from shoulder surgery, the Indians aren't expected to rush him back for then. MLB rumors roundup

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Indians to induct Thome, Belle, Robinson

The Indians will induct sluggers Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in baseball history, into their Hall of Fame this summer.

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Indians' Brantley (shoulder) targets Opening Day

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is hoping to be back for the April 4 opener against Boston after he had an operation to repair a small tear in his non-throwing shoulder in November.

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Indians make spring training selections

Cleveland invited four of its minor leaguers to major league camp. However, two of the team's top prospects didn't get the nod. MLB rumors roundup

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When should Cleveland lock up Lindor?

They're not going to get much of a discount, as Francisco Lindor is widely considered one of the best all-around shortstops in baseball. But Cleveland will only pay more for the 22-year-old the longer it waits. Players who deserve extensions (Insider)

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What can Indians expect from Brantley?

While it's still early to tell if outfielder Michael Brantley's play will be greatly affected by his shoulder surgery, the organization has the opportunity to get a better feel for his status in upcoming spring workouts. Injury updates (Insider)

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What's next for Juan Uribe?

The veteran infielder remains a free agent, and the Indians and Angels might be his most logical fits. MLB rumors roundup

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Indians, Tomlin agree on 2-year deal

RHP Josh Tomlin's new deal includes a club option for 2017. He went 7-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 starts last season after returning from shoulder surgery. Tomlin, 31, is currently Cleveland's longest-tenured player, joining the Indians in 2010.

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Look for consistency from Carrasco

Tony Blengino peeks into the crystal ball to make some educated guesses regarding the future of MLB's top pitchers. Should we expect another strong season from Carlos Carrasco? What's next for breakout pitchers (Insider)

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Cleveland coaches shouldn't buy homes

Mike Brown, the man who preceded David Blatt with the Cavaliers, lasted just one year in his second stint with the team. The last four Browns head coaches have all lasted two years or less. Indians manager Terry Francona will be entering Year 4 with the team in 2016.

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Indians have a weapon in Carrasco

Not only is Carlos Carrasco's curveball the best pitch among starters, but his slider ranks in the top 10 as well. Not to mention, his fastball and changeup are above average, too. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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More moves coming in Cleveland?

The Indians have been quiet this month, but they're still reportedly interested in adding a position player at the right price. David Freese and Juan Uribe are potential targets. MLB rumors roundup

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Indians impressed by Clint Frazier

The outfield prospect may strikeout quite a bit, but his bat speed and raw power give him sky-high potential. "He's a supremely talented guy," assistant hitting coach Matt Quatraro said. Cleveland.com

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66918th
Batting Average.25611th
On Base Percentage.3257th
Slugging Percentage.40116th
Earned Run Average3.678th
Quality Starts91Tied-7th
WHIP1.194th
BAA.2372nd

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