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2019 Schedule
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Kluber to make 5th Opening Day start for Indians

Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day for Cleveland for the fifth consecutive season, matching a franchise record.

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High fly: Francona takes Indians crew skydiving

Cleveland manager Terry Francona took his first plunge from 2 miles up last week, and liked it so much he took an Indians crew with him for another skydive on Thursday.

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Gonzalez signs minor league deal with Indians

Cleveland has signed a minor league deal with free agent Carlos Gonzalez, who could help the Indians settle their outfield situation after they decided not to re-sign All-Star Michael Brantley, among other moves.

BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

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Sources: CarGo, Tribe reach minor league deal

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has agreed to a minor league deal with the Indians, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports. If he's added to the 40-man roster, Gonzalez will get a $2 million contract in the major leagues.

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Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

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Indians GM Mike Chernoff called this offseason "a balancing act." The Indians basically went over budget by spending more than $300M combined the last two years and then cut costs throughout the winter in hopes of saving money while still contending for a championship and also improving their farm system. The Indians lead the AL in wins the last six years but are projected to have an Opening Day payroll of about $116M, roughly $20M less than 12 months earlier. Chernoff: "We're not a large-market team. We can't just go crazy payroll-wise. ... We needed to put ourselves in a healthier and more sustainable position financially and also infuse young talent into our system."


BBTN: Player Rankings, Stark, Yankees' Boone, More

Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).


BBTN: Front Office Strategy, Angels' Harvey, Keown On Harper

Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine cover story on Bryce Harper (39:48).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.779th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
Batting Average.2592nd
On Base Percentage.3326th
Slugging Percentage.4346th