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94-67, 1st in AL Cent
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Ups and downs with Bradley Zimmer

If the Indians wish to trade for a bat this offseason, Zimmer could be key in any potential deal. The outfielder is a good defender and has some pop, but strikeouts have been an issue. Schoenfield: The great prospect gamble game

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The best indication that Edwin Encarnacion isn't getting the offers he's looking for: Agent Paul Kinzer telling teams there's no hurry to get him signed. Indians, Rockies interested. But Red Sox appear "very unlikely."

Is one-year pact best move for Encarnacion? (1:14)
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Francisco Lindor will play in WBC

The Indians' shortstop will join Javier Baez, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Correa and Yadier Molina on Team Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Story

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How does the Indians' front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Indians' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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Grin and wear it: LeBron arrives in Cubs uniform

LeBron James kept his word. The Cavaliers star arrived at Chicago's United Center in a custom-made Cubs uniform as payment for a World Series bet he made with former teammate Dwyane Wade.

Where do Indians stand for winter meetings?

What are the Indians' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Terry Francona in the house to watch the Cavaliers vs Clippers

Indians sign Michael Martinez, Erik Kratz

Cleveland signed Martinez, a second baseman, and Kratz, a catcher, to minor league contracts with invites to spring training, the team announced Thursday. Martinez, 34, appeared in 59 games for the Indians last season. Kratz, 36, played in 33 total games for the Pirates and Astros.

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Indians clearly want Mike Napoli back

Napoli played a big part in Cleveland's success this year, so it is no surprise that the team is making a push to bring him back. If he doesn't return, the Tribe will look for another mid-level tier first baseman or outfielder. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)

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Contact remains an issue for Zimmer

Bradley Zimmer showed some good things this fall, but his 26 strikeouts in 74 at-bats proves that he still has work to do. "I really question if he's going to make enough contact, particularly against left-handed pitching," an NL Central scout said. Crawford: AFL takeaways (Insider)

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Ramirez on HOF ballot despite steroids cloud

Manny Ramirez, who was suspended for 50 games in 2009 for using a banned drug, and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, along with Vladimir Guerrero.

What's the status of the Indians?

With the winter meetings approaching, where do the Indians stand? And what is their current big-picture objective? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Status check for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Why MLB's 2016 postseason was a game-changer

How monumental were this year's playoffs? The Cubs aren't just champs, they're a crossover sensation. Andrew Miller helped revolutionize relief pitching. Now, baseball might never be the same.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2626th
On Base Percentage.3298th
Slugging Percentage.4309th
Earned Run Average3.847th
Quality Starts8110th

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