News From Tribe Camp
Nick Hagadone one of six Cleveland Indians sent down; 46 players still in camp | cleveland.com - Manager Terry Francona wants Nick Hagadone to make adjustments faster on the mound. He says the Indians need the left-hander to help them win games in the big leagues.
Do the Cleveland Indians have a roster spot available for Elliot Johnson, the man who can play anywhere? | cleveland.com - Twelve years ago, it was Johnson's bat and speed that attracted attention. Now, it's the way he can wield his leather all over the diamond.
Aaron Harang keeping up with the kids: Cleveland Indians spring training notes | cleveland.com - Aaron Harang is 35, soon to be 36, but he's matching Josh Tomlin, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer pitch-for-pitch in the race for the lone opening in the Indians rotation.
Cleveland Indians encounter first use of replay in 5-4 loss to Cincinnati | cleveland.com - The Reds 5-4 victory over the Indians feature and umpire getting hit by a line drive and the use of replay to overturn an out call of Brandon Phillips at third base.
Can John Axford rediscover success with the Indians? | SportsonEarth.com : Jack Etkin Article - The Cleveland Indians may have gotten a bargain in relief pitcher John Axford, who faltered early in 2013 as a closer before finishing strong. The right-hander certainly knows his Oscar winners -- and a new pitch could prove to be a blockbuster discovery.
News From Other Camps
Kris Medlen to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday; Brandon Beachy going for second opinion | HardballTalk - According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves right-hander Kris Medlen will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. This will be the second Tommy John surgery of Medlen's young career.
A’s Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker needs a second Tommy John surgery | HardballTalk - Another day, another young pitcher lost to Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it's A's right-hander Jarrod Parker, who was slated to start on Opening Day and will instead be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time at age 25.
The Tigers Don’t Need Stephen Drew | FanGraphs Baseball - Dave Cameron weighs in on division rival Detroit's shortstop dilemma.
Around the Horn
Doby, DiMaggio savored the arrival of opening day – The Post and Courier - Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, liked to talk with Gene Budig about Opening Days at old Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.
2014 team preview: Cleveland Indians - CBSSports.com - The 2013 Indians hosted a wild-card playoff game. Can this season be even better in Cleveland?