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Indians | Jason Kipnis could start in three-hole

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:31:07 -0800

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis could bat third to start the season with OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) projected to miss approximately the first month of the season.

Fantasy Tip: For the first month of the season, should Kipnis hit third, he projects to see more RBI opportunities and likely score fewer runs. However, it isn't a huge difference maker for his fantasy value. Kipnis bounced back with an All-Star season in 2015, and he checks out as a high-end option at the keystone and is worth a look in the early middle rounds of drafts entering 2016. Brantley is a speculative grab and stash outside the top-100 picks.

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Indians | Michael Brantley unsure when he'll swing

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:51:14 -0800

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) said he's unsure when he'll begin taking swings, but full health is important for him to repeat his swing mechanics throughout the season. Brantley said he's targeting the season opener, but he's unsure of his timetable.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley is likely pegged to return in May or June, which will limit his fantasy output to a low-end OF2 or a high-end OF3.

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Indians | Michael Brantley does agility work

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:32:17 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) did agility work and played catch Thursday, Jan. 28. His shoulder looked good in footwork drills, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Zack Meisel.

Fantasy Tip: The early word is that Brantley could be out until May or June, but he's a solid complementary outfielder in fantasy if you can snag him as a later OF2.

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Indians | Josh Tomlin penciled in rotation

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:46:16 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin is currently penciled in the starting rotation for the 2016 season, according to general manager Mike Chernoff. However, Chernoff also noted that Tomlin has experience pitching in relief.

Fantasy Tip: Tomlin will enter spring training as the No. 5 starter/swingman for Cleveland. He's not a strikeout arm and pitches more to contact, making him really only useful in deep AL-only setups if he keeps his rotation spot.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall to play RF

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:30:31 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall is expected to see the bulk of at-bats in right field in 2016, considering he hits better against right-handed pitching. OF Collin Cowgill could platoon with Chisenhall in right, but he can also play center and left field.

Fantasy Tip: Because he likely won't be an everyday player, Chisenhall is more of a late-round target in deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats. He had six of his seven home runs against righties in 2015, so he's certainly a streaming option when facing the right right-hander.

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Indians | Michael Brantley won't be rushed back

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:27:29 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) may be able to return some time in April or May, but the team will be cautious with him and could hold him out until June if his progress is coming along slowly.

Fantasy Tip: Despite playing in 137 games in 2015, Brantley still managed to hit .310 and club 15 home runs. But it was a disappointing season for his owners, and because of that, many will likely be off his scent in 2016. Because he's likely to miss the start of the season, Brantley could be an excellent value pick in drafts if you're willing to take on a little added risk.

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Indians | Josh Tomlin inks one-year deal

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:17:17 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Believe it or not, Tomlin actually holds the Major League record for most consecutive starts of five innings or more to begin a career with 37. He was quietly good last year after returning from shoulder surgery, logging 10 starts en route to finishing 7-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 0.84 WHIP. The potential is there for Tomlin to perhaps be one of the surprise All-Stars of 2016.

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Indians | Cody Allen lands $4.15 million

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:20:47 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen signed a one-year, $4.15 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Allen had a big year last year with 34 saves, a 2.99 ERA and a 12.85 K/9. He could come at a significant value as a low-end RP1 in fantasy.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall agrees to deal

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:19:40 -0800

Cleveland Indians 3B/OF Lonnie Chisenhall avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.725 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall has failed to live up to his hype, but he still has time and is worth the AL-only flyer.

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Indians | Cody Allen agrees to terms

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:45:40 -0800

Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen avoided arbitration with a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Allen had a big year last year with 34 saves, a 2.99 ERA and a 12.85 K/9. You don't hear him among the elite closers and could come at a significant value as a low-end first reliever in fantasy.

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Indians | Cleveland interested in Juan Uribe

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:01:27 -0800

The Cleveland Indians have expressed interest in free-agent 3B Juan Uribe (Mets) on a possible one-year deal.

Fantasy Tip: If signed, it is expected that Uribe would platoon at the hot corner with Giovanny Urshela. The 36-year-old hit .253 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs in 119 regular-season games with the Braves and Mets last season and should be selected in the later rounds of drafts for single-universe fantasy leagues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana won't be full-time DH

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:04:01 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana will not be the club's full-time designated hitter this year with 1B Mike Napoli in the fold, according to manager Terry Francona. Santana has voiced his distaste for the DH role in the past, but Napoli is a superior first baseman and is ahead of Santana on the depth chart at the position. Francona said Santana will still see innings at first base, and he could see limited time at third base, too. The Indians could try him in left field, but Santana has only logged four career innings there in 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Santana has hit .231 two seasons in a row, and in 2015 his homer output dropped from 27 to 19. He shouldn't lose first base eligibility for 2017, but there's not a ton to like outside of that. Don't bank on him adding third base or outfield eligibility. A rebound of his average could be in store, which could make him a sleeper as a late-round corner infielder in deep mixed leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli to play first base

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:24:15 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli has been told by Indians management that he will see most of his time at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli should see less wear and tear on his body playing at first, which may increase his power numbers. Playing in the confines of Progressive Field will also help. For now, Napoli is an alluring target for the middle rounds of AL and mixed leagues.

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Indians | CLE had interest in Austin Jackson

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:19:22 -0800

The Cleveland Indians had interest in free-agent OF Austin Jackson (Cubs) but ultimately decided to sign OF Rajai Davis in order to save money.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson, who will turn 29 in February, hit .267 with nine home runs, 48 RBIs and 17 steals in 136 regular-season games last season with the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs. He should be available in the middle rounds of drafts for single-universe leagues and the later rounds for mixed leagues.

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Indians | Rajai Davis to play LF, CF

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:06:19 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis will fill in in left field to start the year with OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) injured, and Davis could also play some center field, according to general manager Chris Antonetti.

Fantasy Tip: More playing time in Cleveland could help Davis return to the 20-stolen base mark after he failed to do so in 2015. If he secures everyday playing time, Davis will be attractive in the later rounds as an undervalued source of runs and thefts.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Aiken Brady P
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Almonte Abraham OF
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody SP
Anderson Cody P
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Branyan Russell 1B
Brech Alan P
Brettl Jimmy P
Brown Matt OF
Brown Mitch P
Bryson Rob P
Bunkelman Cody P
Bunton Nathan P
Burns Edwin P
Buscher Brian 3B
Butia Michael OF
Butler Joey OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chamberlain Joba RP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie OF
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choice Michael OF
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Colon Joseph P
Cowgill Collin OF
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
Davis Rajai OF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Detwiler Ross SP
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Dunatov Jordan P
Durrington Trent INF
Edmundson Kelly C
Eisenberg Michael P
Evans Kyle P
Fairchild Richard P
Fedroff Tim OF
Fields Aaron INF
Finegan Brian INF
Finocchi Michael P
Flores Osiel C
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Gil Jerry P
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Grossman Robbie OF
Grube Jarrett SP
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
Kaminsky Rob P
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Lacy Adam C
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Manship Jeff RP
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Marmol Carlos RP
Maronde Nick RP
Martinez Michael 2B
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Molleken Dustin P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Napoli Mike 1B
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Otero Dan RP
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez Jose SS
Ramsey James OF
Ray Kenny P
Rayborn Kenny P
Realini Dustin 3B
Recker Anthony C
Recknagel Nate 1B
Reyes Argenis 2B
Rieck Garret P
Roberts Josh C
Roberts Will SP
Robinson Matt P
Robinson Shane OF
Roddy Dustin P
Rodriguez Jason INF
Roehl Scott P
Rohlinger Ryan 3B
Rojas Carlos SS
Romero J.C. RP
Rosario Gregorio P
Roth Michael SP
Ruiz Brian OF
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Santana Carlos 1B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Sheffield Justus P
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Jordan OF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Stamets Eric SS
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh SP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Walters Zach SS
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Belcher Tim TO
Bere Jason PC
Callaway Mickey PC
Chernoff Mike TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Gillispie Paul TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Hawkins Carter TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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