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  • Indians promote three on baseball operations staff

    The Indians made some alterations to their front-office structure on Friday, promoting three members of general manager Chris Antonetti's staff.

  • Tribe picks up 2015 option on Aviles

    Cleveland exercised its $3.5 million team option to keep Mike Aviles on the roster for the 2015 season, providing the Tribe with an experienced player capable of handling multiple infield and outfield positions.

  • Tribe seeking rotation, 'pen depth

    Coming off a second consecutive winning season, including reaching the AL Wild Card Game in 2013, the Tribe is not content. Cleveland's task this offseason is to continue to bridge the gap to baseball's biggest stage.

  • Indians' Kluber, Brantley up for multiple GIBBY Awards

    Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley were not only leaders for the Indians this past season, but two of baseball's breakout stars. Their respective campaigns merit consideration for Major League Baseball's major awards this offseason.

  • Renovations aiming to provide more social experience

    As another winter approaches, Indians fans might already be counting down the days to Opening Day at Progressive Field. The clock is ticking for Jim Folk, the team's vice president of ballpark operations, for reasons other than just baseball. At the moment, dirt and rubble is piled up around Gate C behind the stadium's center field. The ballpark is in the process of what Folk described Tuesday as a "very dramatic facelift."

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  • Indians exercise option on infielder Mike Aviles (The Associated Press)

    The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles. In his second season with Cleveland, the 33-year-old Aviles batted .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games. Cleveland went 48-40 in games Aviles started. If the option had been declined, Aviles would have been owed a $250,000 buyout.

  • Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series; Giants rank fifth (Big League Stew)

    Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovada . The Washington Nationals share that honor with the Dodgers. Both teams, which were knocked out in the NLDS this season, are listed at 15/2 odds. The San Francisco Giants, whose World Series win hasn't even dried yet, ranked fifth at 12/1. The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels are just ahead of the Giants, both carrying 10/1 odds. Here's Bovada's complete rundown: Los Angeles Dodgers 15/2 Washington Nationals 15/2 Detroit Tigers 10/1 Los Angeles Angels 10/1 San Francisco Giants 12/1 St. Louis Cardinals 12/1 Kansas City Royals 16/1 Seattle Mariners 18/1 Baltimore Orioles 20/1 Oakland Athletics 20/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 20/1 Atlanta Braves 22/1 Boston Red Sox 22/1 New York Yankees 22/1 Cleveland Indians 25/1 Cincinnati Reds 33/1 Tampa Bay Rays 33/1 Texas Rangers 33/1 Toronto Blue Jays 33/1 Chicago White Sox 40/1 Milwaukee Brewers 40/1 New York Mets 40/1 Chicago Cubs 50/1 Miami Marlins 50/1 San Diego Padres 66/1 Philadelphia Phillies 75/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 100/1 Colorado Rockies 100/1 Houston Astros 100/1 Minnesota Twins 100/1 For context's sake, we'll point out that the Dodgers topped the list when Bovada released its day-after-the-World Series odds last year too. There were listed at 7/1. The Giants were 18/1. We all know how both of those worked out. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

  • Seven of the most memorable World Series Game 7s in baseball history (Big League Stew)

    Now that we're preparing for a World Series Game 7 , now that the 2014 World Series has been pushed to its limit, things make a lot more sense. All along, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals seemed like two teams that were very evenly matched. Plus, they both have a notable history in Game 7s. The Royals won a Game 7 in 1985 to capture their first, last and only World Series (they won Games 6 and 7 at home too). The Giants, meanwhile, will be playing in their fifth Game 7. They're 0-4 in those previous games, dating back to their first Game 7 in 1912. Their most recent loss was 2002 against the Angels. That's not the only way history is against the Giants. A road team hasn't won a World Series Game 7 since 1979 when the Pittsburgh Pirates did it. Past Game 7 performances, though, aren't a valid indication of anything that will happen during Wednesday's contest. They're just fun to examine. So if we're going to talk Game 7 history, we figured we should also look back at some of the most memorable Game 7s throughout history. This will be the 37th World Series Game 7 in MLB history and the first since 2011 when the Cardinals beat the Rangers. There have been a number of great ones over the years, but we picked memorable ones. This isn't a ranked list. Just seven that we remind you about as the Royals and Giants prepare to tussle one last time.

  • Miguel Cabrera's recovery from ankle surgery could linger into 2015 season (Big League Stew)

    The Detroit Tigers season ended earlier then they'd hoped and in very disappointing fashion after they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Now their offseason is getting off to a pretty rough start too after the team learned that Miguel Cabrera will not be able to resume baseball activities for at least three months following surgery on his right ankle. Though resurgent in September, Cabrera wasn't his MVP caliber self for most of the second half of the season. His lack of production (three home runs and 16 RBIs from the All-Star break until Sept. 1) can be attributed in part to a bone spur in his right ankle, which was bothersome enough that manager Brad Ausmus considered giving Cabrera multiple days off in late August even after the team had fallen behind the Kansas City Royals in the standings. The Tigers knew offseason surgery was a distinct possibility, but nobody was anticipating that in addition to the bone spur, doctors would find a stress fracture in the navicular bone on the top of his foot. Doctors were forced to place two screws in his foot to stabilize the fracture, which changed his offseason outlook significantly. From's Chris Iott:   The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one thing: Cabrera showed some extreme toughness by playing through an ankle injury that was significantly worse than it was believed to be. "He is as tough as you can possibly be," general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "They cannot even believe once they went in there and looked at it that he could play with the ankle that he had. It's worse than what we ever would have anticipated." Cabrera had the operation on Wednesday, so that would set his three-month evaluation for late January. Depending on the news there, he could either begin baseball activities about three weeks ahead of spring training, or be recommended more rest. Either way, his season preparation would be well behind schedule, and more rest could push his full recovery into the regular season.  The Cabrera waiting game will be an unwanted subplot in an already important offseason for general manager Dave Dombrowski. With Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer likely to test the free agent market and a bullpen that needs an overhaul, Dombrowski has plenty to consider. Any uncertainty over Cabrera's recovery only adds to his plate and could place some urgency on re-signing Martinez, who's reportedly looking for a four-year deal . The Tigers championship window isn't closed yet. Not with Justin Verlander, David Price, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello definitely in the mix, but the Kansas City Royals postseason run coupled with another competitive season from the Cleveland Indians makes it clear winning a fifth straight AL Central title will take some work. Avoiding a slow start will be critical in that equation, and not having Cabrera or Martinez in the lineup in April makes them vulnerable.  It's going to be a challenge for Dombrowski to build his roster with this extra hurdle now in his way. Can he rise to the occasion again, or will the circumstances finally push Detroit down the ladder in 2015?   More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

  • Back in the Bay Area, Guthrie gets Series win (The Associated Press)

    Jeremy Guthrie walked onto the field in the middle of the first inning, got behind the mound and saw what he described as a ''sea of orange.'' After pitching for two colleges, three minor league teams and four major league clubs, after finishing with a losing record in five of his first six big league seasons, after enduring four consecutive last-place finishes, he had made it to baseball's pinnacle: the World Series. ''A lot of people say they dreamed of playing in the World Series. He also accomplished a first: No starting pitcher in the 111-year history of the World Series had ever before gotten a win without any strikeouts or walks.