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April 17, 2012   (2 comments)
Indians officially sign Johnny Damon
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Johnny Damon to a minor league contract for the 2012 season.
Damon, 38, owns a 17-year career Major League batting average of .286 with 1643 runs scored, 516 doubles, 107 triples, 231 home runs and 1120 RBI in 2,426 games with six teams since debuting with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. He has also stolen 404...
April 12, 2012   (4 comments)
The anatomy of the Johnny Damon deal
The Cleveland Indians have apparently signed free agent Johnny Damon to a one-year contract as a stop-gap measure to a struggling offense. While many see this as a reactionary deal, the road to signing Johnny Damon actually began last July, when the Indians first tried to address their offensive issues. Here's a look at the path to Johnny Damon.
April 12, 2012   (16 comments)
Indians reportedly close to signing Johnny Damon
Reports are circling that the Indians are close to signing free agent outfielder Johnny Damon. No official announcement has been made, but with an off day on Thursday a lot of ground could be covered in getting to a deal and a signing could even be announced later in the day. Damon, 38, will be entering his 18th Major League season, as he spent 14 of the previous 17 seasons with the Royals, Red Sox and Yankees.
April 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians sign Santana to long term extension
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed catcher Carlos Santa to a five year contract extension which also includes a club option for 2017. Considering he is an All Star caliber talent and has only scratched the surface with his offensive potential, the Indians are locking in his arbitration figures and potentially buying out one free agent year with the club option for 2017.
April 10, 2012   (3 comments)
Santana signs multi-year extension, so who's next?
The Indians have reportedly signed catcher Carlos Santana and will announce the deal some time on Tuesday. The multi-year deal will lock him up through his arbitration years and possibly buy out one or two years of free agency. With Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fold, who will the Indians target next?
April 6, 2012   (0 comments)
Espino to DL, Neal to Akron
The Indians have placed Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino on the disabled list in Akron with a left oblique strain. He left last night's game after facing one batter in the third inning because of the injury. Outfielder Thomas Neal has been reassigned from Triple-A Columbus to Akron and will take Espino's spot on the roster.
April 4, 2012   (4 comments)
Indians designate Neal, add Sizemore to 60-Day DL
Today the Indians announced that they have designated outfielder Thomas Neal for assignment and have placed outfielder Grady Sizemore on the 60-day disabled list. The moves were necessary as they had to clear two spots on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Dan Wheeler and infielder Jose Lopez by today's 5:00 PM EST roster deadline. Wheeler and Lopez were signed to minor league contracts this...
April 4, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians announce two-year extension with Cabrera
Today the Indians have announced a two-year contract extension with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. He is now signed through the 2014 season, and is reportedly set to make a total of $16.5 million from 2013-2014.
Cabrera, 26, would have been eligible for for salary arbitration next season before becoming a free agent at the end of the season, so the deal buys out one of his free agent years. There...
March 29, 2012   (8 comments)
Indians close to deal for Bobby Abreu
The Indians have not been happy with their left field situation all spring, and on Thursday it appears the Indians took a step at trying to help remedy the problem as they are in deep talks to acquire Bobby Abreu from the Angels.
February 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians Close to Deal With Guzman
According to's Jordan Bastian, the Cleveland Indians are nearing a minor league deal with SS Cristian Guzman with an invite to major league camp. The deal will likely become official on Wednesday.
Guzman stated he will play all over the infield, creating more versitility for the Tribe this season. This also marks a reunitement between Cristian Guzman and Manny Acta, who Acta managed...
February 14, 2012   (6 comments)
Is A.J. Burnett on the radar?
Could A.J. Burnett be on the Tribe's radar? Could Travis Hafner's time in Cleveland be coming to an end? CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Indians and Yankees have discussed a deal.
December 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Winter Meetings Rundown: Day 4
Josh Willingham (Photo: AP)Aside from the announcements of the Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson signings this morning and of course the Rule 5 Draft, it was a very quiet final day at the Winter Meetings. Here is a quick rundown of any new developments involving the Indians or that may affect them.
The Indians left the Winter Meetings without making a deal. This should come as no surprise as the...
December 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Winter Meetings Rundown: Day 3
Carlos Lee (Photo: AP)In the past 24 hours there have not been many rumors with the Indians close to anything on the free agent or trade front, but that is how things are in general at the Winter Meetings as it seems everyone is waiting for Albert Pujols to make his decision. Once that big domino falls there could be a flurry of activity over the final 12-24 hours in Dallas before the meetings come...
December 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Winter Meetings Rundown: Day 2
Ryan Ludwick (Photo: AP)UPDATE 8:27PM: Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Houston Astros offered to trade outfielder Carlos Lee to the Indians and pay half of his $18.5 million salary in 2012, but the Indians declined.
Things were a little quieter on Tuesday with regard to the Indians being tied to any free agent or trade rumors during the Winter Meetings taking place...
December 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Winter Meetings Rundown: Day 1
Gaby Sanchez (Photo: AP)The Winter Meetings are underway out in Dallas. Teams are very active talking to other teams about potential trades and also talking to agents about potential signings, and already there have been some notable free agent signings such as Jose Reyes signing with the Miami Marlins early this morning. This first day of activity could lead to a flurry of moves the rest of this week.

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