Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Indians.2566691413.67
AL Central3rd4th3rd1st
American League 5th11th13th2nd

Schedule

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CIN
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Wed Mar 2
at CIN
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CIN
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Sat Mar 5
SF
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at MIL
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Mon Mar 7
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SEA
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SD
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at COL

Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
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Overall
W-L
Kansas City82-6095-67
Minnesota75-6783-79
Cleveland69-7281-80
Chicago67-7576-86
Detroit65-7674-87
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Indians' Michael Brantley: "No one knows" when he'll swing a bat
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Brantley (shoulder) is expected to return from labrum surgery sometime in late April or early May, but the projection is admittedly hazy, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

Hoynes reports that the Indians have been encouraged by Brantley's recovery, but the uncertainty surrounding when he can begin his rehab isn't exactly reassuring. Any extended absence will have to be covered by Rajai Davis and Collin Cowgill in left field. What's also worrying is that Brantley apparently enjoys swinging in the offseason, which could potentially lead to a slow start. "In the offseason people know I love to hit," said Brantley. "I hit a lot. It's just been a change in my timetable."

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Indians' Tony Wolters: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tony Wolters was designated for assignment Friday to make room for Tommy Hunter, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Wolters will have to clear waivers to remain with the Cleveland Indians , so he could end up on another team's 40-man as organizational catching depth. The 23-year-old had a .570 OPS in Double-A last season, so he's not exactly major-league ready.

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Indians' Tommy Hunter: Signs one-year deal with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hunter signed a one-year deal with the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Hunter got knocked around in his short stint with the Cubs in 2015, but he still has a decent enough track record in the last three years to warrant a roster spot. Since Opening Day 2013, he's registered a 3.26 ERA in 207.1 inning with a 1.10 WHIP. The 29-year-old could land in any number of roles with Cleveland, from setup to long relief.

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Indians' Craig Stammen: Signs minor league contract with Indians on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Craig Stammen signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians that includes an invitation to spring training.

Stammen sat out for most of 2015 with a forearm injury, which led to the Nationals non-tendering the 31-year-old. That being said, he has had some decent numbers out of the bullpen during his career, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with nearly a strikeout per inning from 2012 through 2014. If he can get back to full health, Stammen could prove to be a nice under-the-radar pickup for Cleveland.

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Indians' Michael Brantley: Opening Day unlikely
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Indians manager Terry Francona acknowledged that it is unlikely Brantley (shoulder) will be ready to rejoin the team's lineup by Opening Day, the Indians' official site reports. "He won't open the season, most likely, with us," Francona said of Brantley. "We'll look at a number of guys. We'll see what fits the best. We'll probably have some platooning going on, especially earlier in the year. There's a number of guys that are coming in [to help]."

A report in December suggested that Brantley was behind schedule in his rehab following offseason shoulder surgery, but the Indians quickly released a statement to shoot that down. With Lonnie Chisenhall already expected to see regular time in right field against right-handed starters, there may be an open competition in spring training for the starts on that side of the platoon in left while Brantley goes through the final stages of his recovery in April. Barring the addition of a left-handed hitting veteran to the outfield mix this spring, Tyler Naquin and James Ramsey could emerge as candidates to work in tandem with Rajai Davis, Joey Butler, and Collin Cowgill.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGMichael Brantley , LF.310
HRCarlos Santana , 1B19
RBICarlos Santana , 1B85
OBPMichael Brantley , LF.379
SLGMichael Brantley , LF.480
RJason Kipnis , 2B86
SBMichael Brantley , LF15
WDanny Salazar , SP14
ERADanny Salazar , SP3.45
WHIPCorey Kluber , SP1.05
KCorey Kluber , SP245
SVCody Allen , RP34

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