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  • Francona confident Indians have pieces to contend

    During the team's annual Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Indians president Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona reiterated their belief that the team in place is more than capable of contending.

  • Urshela, Merritt earn Indians' Minors awards

    Indians prospects prospects Giovanny Urshela and Ryan Merritt were honored on Monday as the club's top Minor Leaguers for 2014. Urshela received the Lou Boudreau Award (top position player) and Merritt took home the Bob Feller Award (top pitcher).

  • Murphy's unclear role a result of injuries, outfield depth

    Right fielder David Murphy, who was signed to a two-year contract prior to last season, likely stands to lose playing time if both Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher are healthy and ready to go by Opening Day.

  • Shapiro: Stadium renovations on schedule

    Fans pouring into Tribe Fest this weekend were able to get a glimpse of the ongoing renovations at Progressive Field. Team president Mark Shapiro was happy to report that even in the face of the latest snowstorm to hit the city, the project remains on schedule.

  • Kluber collects Cy Young Award, joins Tribe Fest

    Following a whirlwind trip to New York and back, Indians starter Corey Kluber returned to Tribe Fest with his American League Cy Young Award in tow.

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  • 4 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations (The Associated Press)

    Four players have been suspended 50 games each for violating the minor league drug program, three for a second positive test for a drug of abuse and another for failing a test for an amphetamine. Right-handers Hudson Boyd of Minnesota, Duke von Schamann of Cleveland, and Chris Capper, a free agent, all were sanctioned Thursday for a second failed test for a drug of abuse. Boyd is on the roster of Class-A Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League and Von Schamann is with Double-A Akron of the Eastern League.

  • All Team Bullpen Audit (Rotoworld)

    Today we'll get ready for the 2015 MLB season with a team-by-team bullpen audit.

  • Nationals now 6-to-1 World Series favorites, oddsmaker says (Big League Stew)

  • Arthur Rhodes officially retires at age 45 (Big League Stew)

    Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran reliever Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons. According to's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-hander just as quietly made his retirement from baseball official. Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010. — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) January 17, 2015 Like most pitchers who hang around through two decades, Rhodes was well-traveled. After debuting with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991 and spending his first nine big league seasons there, he changed uniforms nine times in 11 seasons, including stints with the Seattle Mariners (twice), Oakland A's, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals. It wasn't because he wasn't good. For his career, Rhodes went 87-70 with a 4.08 ERA over exactly 900 appearances (61 starts and 839 relief appearances) and 1,187.2 innings. It's just the life of a reliever, and Rhodes was one that teams coveted because they knew he could get big outs in big situations. Case in point, Rhodes posted 25 scoreless relief appearances out of 29 in the postseason. That includes a perfect 8-for-8 scoreless in his final season for the World Series champion Cardinals. Excellent credentials to be sure, but it's Rhodes durability and longevity that were most impressive. They also helped propel into some rare company on more than one occasion. Check out these facts. • Rhodes is one of only 24 pitchers to record 900 appearances in MLB history. • Of those 24, Rhodes is one of only six left-handers. Side-arming lefty Jesse Orosco holds the record with 1.252 appearances.

  • Indians get 3 more deals, avoid arbitration cases for 2015 (The Associated Press)

    The Indians agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Brandon Moss, right-hander Bryan Shaw and right-hander Josh Tomlin on Friday, avoiding arbitration a year after they had two cases go to hearings. Cleveland reached deals with all six of its players in arbitration. The Indians agreed with right-hander Carlos Carrasco ($2,337,500), left-hander Marc Rzepczynski ($2.4 million) and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall ($2.25 million) on Thursday.