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Zach McAllister Pushes for Cleveland Indians’ No. 5 Starting Spot

March 24th, 2015 at 7:48 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Zach McAllister pitched four strong innings yesterday in the Cleveland Indians' 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.

McAllister, who is trying to grab the fifth and final spot in the Indians' starting rotation, gave up two hits and an unearned run. He walked two and struck out four.

Some have ticketed McAllister for a bullpen slot simply because he cannot be sent to the minors without being exposed to waivers, unlike Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin.

However, if McAllister keeps pitching like this, he could make the rotation, with Tomlin in the bullpen and Salazar ticketed for Columbus.

T.J. House, whose effectiveness and lefty status has seemingly won him a rotation spot, will pitch tonight against the San Francisco Giants.

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Who Will Grab the Last Two Spots in the Cleveland Indians’ Starting Rotation?

March 16th, 2015 at 10:39 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Gavin Floyd's season-ending elbow injury has opened up a second spot in the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation.

Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco have locked up the first two spots. Trevor Bauer has looked strong, and he will hopefully solidify the No. 3 spot that the Indians had earmarked for Floyd.

That leaves the other two spots open. T.J. House has looked the best of the contenders so far. He is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA. The fact that he is a left-hander also works in his favor.

Zach McAllister fired four scoreless innings against Arizona on Friday. If he doesn't win the fifth spot in the rotation, he will move to the bullpen because he is out of minor-league options.

Danny Salazar has had control problems. He must turn things around or he could be surpassed by Josh Tomlin, Bruce Chen or Shaun Marcum, who will pitch today against the Kansas City Royals.

The regular season doesn't begin until April 4, and a lot can happen before then. Stay tuned.

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Cleveland Indians Starter Gavin Floyd Re-Injures Right Elbow

March 11th, 2015 at 7:08 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

One of the Cleveland Indians' two free-agent signings is hurt before the regular season has even begun.

Gavin Floyd was set to bolster the Tribe's starting rotation, but an MRI revealed that his right elbow is injured again.

Floyd, who suffered a broken elbow last year with the Atlanta Braves, will be on the sidelines indefinitely.

Danny Salazar and T.J. House are now the top contenders for the No. 4 and 5 spots in the starting rotation behind Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer.

Bruce Chen, Shaun Marcum, Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister are also challenging for those two spots.

So it looks like the Indians will begin the season with the same five starters who finished the 2014 season so strongly.

That's not bad, but a healthy Floyd certainly would have helped.

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Cleveland Indians Announce Lineup for Spring Opener Vs. Cincinnati Reds

March 2nd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Indians will open Cactus League play on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern against the Cincinnati Reds.

Zach McAllister, who is battling for the No. 5 starter job, will be on the mound for the Tribe.

The Indians tweeted their starting lineup for the spring opener:

Jose Ramirez SS

Yan Gomes C

Lonnie Chisenhall 3B

Carlos Santana 1B

Dale Murphy RF

Mike Aviles 2B

Tyler Holt DH

James Ramsey LF

Tyler Naquin CF

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Cleveland Indians Fans Can Get Early Access to Single-Game Tickets

February 26th, 2015 at 7:02 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Cleveland Indians single-game tickets will go on sale to the public on March 9, but the team is offering an online sale one week earlier.

Fans who sign up at this link by Feb. 27 will get a password offering access to the Indians Online Onsale, which will begin on March 3 at 10 a.m.

Signing up for the Online Onsale will also place fans on the e-mail list for the Indians' "Around the Block" newsletter.

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