Right-hander Craig Stammen has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will report to big league spring training.
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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 qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)
In an article on MLB.com, former Indians GM John Hart shared a story about a deal he nearly made for The Big Unit.
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)
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)
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
Francisco Lindor addresses his desire to make his father proud by winning a World Series
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.
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.
Walt Williams, an outfielder who played for four major league teams in the 1960s and '70s and was best known for his nickname "No Neck," has died.
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
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)
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)
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
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.
Josh Tomlin has shown toughness and tenacity during his time with the Indians. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for it.
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)
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.
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)
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
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
The AL Central is a balanced division that could feature a five-team race in 2016. Here is a look at some key players for each team this season.
Indians just miss the cut
Although Cleveland has one of the best starting rotations in the game, its small margin for error has Buster Olney leaving manager Terry Francona's bunch off his list. Top 10 teams (Insider)
Indians still need outfield depth
With Michael Brantley expected to begin the year on the DL, Jim Bowden sees Cleveland as a logical fit for Dexter Fowler or Austin Jackson. Justin Upton is another possibility, but he might be too pricey. Fits for free agents (Insider)
Indians' defense has made strides
Cleveland had arguably the worst defensive team in the majors two years ago. The arrival of Francisco Lindor at short and a few position changes now have the group among the best in the game, according to Buster Olney. Top 10 defenses (Insider)