Smoke Signals: Clichés, Delays and Santana's Defensive WaysThe players converged, the fireworks fired off, and the 27th out had been made. The Indians topped the Reds, 3-2. Then clichés rained down harder on the home team and their crowd than the precipitation that delayed the game for 121 minutes.
Kipnis-Santana Switch Unlocks New Offensive Level Going ForwardTerry Francona says he is not a fan of shaking up the lineup for the sake of shaking it up. Well, consider the Indians-9 stirred at the very least.
T.J. Zuppe: People Are Down On Carlos Santana Because He Doesn't Put Up Stats ConventionallyT.J. Zuppe talks if the Indians can "flip the switch" like the Cavs, Carlos Santana at the plate and Trevor Bauer's time in the rotation
Smoke Signals: Clevinger's Repertoire, Allen's Numbers, and Santana In the ClutchCalled up from Triple-A Columbus to fill in for Corey Kluber, Clevinger was in control for 5 2/3 innings in his 2017 debut. The right-hander allowed just one hit over that span in his first big league start of the year, walking four and striking out five.
Santana, Lindor Homer In 9th To Beat Royals 3-1Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.
Smoke Signals: Bauer's Escape, Minnesota's Cameras and Santana On TargetBecause of Trevor Bauer’s demonstrative nature on the field and off, many question the mental fortitude of the young right-hander.
Indians Assistant GM Carter Hawkins: The Ability To Develop Young Talent Has Led To Spending In Free AgencyIndians Assistant GM Carter Hawkins joined The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Limafor the Tribe home opener.
Report: Indians Looking To Extend SantanaSantana is younger than both comparable players, though Trumbo signed his deal headed into his 31-year old season, while Santana will turn 31 on Saturday. Morales will hit 34 on June 20.
Zack Meisel: "It's Not Far-Fetched To Say The Indians Might Run Away With This Thing" In AL Central; "Haven't Had This Much Star Power In 20 Years"Zack Meisel talks about the Indians' makeup with Spring Training underway, the likelihood that this team could win 90+ games again, Michael Brantley's rehab and what he'd give this lineup if he can stay healthy, the amount of all-star caliber players that make up this roster now and the players to keep an eye on going forward...
Jordan Bastian Says Santana "Showing Increased Willingness To Put Team First"; Salazar And Carrasco Look To Be Aggressive In SpringJordan Bastian talks about the Indians' first day of Spring Training, Michael Brantley's status right now as compared to a year ago at this time, Carlos Santana's comments about playing more outfield, whether the team is looking add another veteran utility player, the latest on Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco...
Report: Indians Pick Up Carlos Santana OptionA day removed from a Game 7 loss in the World Series, the Indians will reportedly be bringing back DH/1B Carlos Santana on a $12m option for 2017.