Indians manager Terry Francona does not feel that one-inning outings in the spring are the best way to help Zach McAllister properly prepare for the season ahead. For the big right-hander, Francona has found that multi-inning appearances are beneficial on a few fronts.
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Eric Haase tore around the bases and saw Indians third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh pumping his arm in circles, signaling for the catcher to sprint home. Haase tried to hit another gear, felt his legs trembling and slid across home plate before rising to his feet to enjoy the moment. An inside-the-park home run. Haase has made a very strong impression on the team's Major League staff this spring.
While the Indians took on the Cubs on two fronts Saturday afternoon -- both in Arizona and Las Vegas -- Michael Brantley quietly took another step forward. On one of the Minor League fields at Cleveland's complex in Goodyear, Ariz., Brantley launched a home run in his latest game action.
There are no starting jobs available, but the Indians do have a utility job available off the bench. Urshela and Erik Gonzalez -- both sure-handed defenders -- are vying for that spot on the Opening Day roster.
Throwing runners out is a big part of Yan Gomes' game, and the Indians want to make sure the veteran catcher's arm is in top form come Opening Day.
Mike Sarbaugh can see it in Francisco Lindor's infield work each morning. When a baseball shoots off the fungo bat of the Indians' third-base coach, Lindor is attacking each ground ball with a heightened level of aggressiveness this spring.
Jack Flaherty looked to be in midseason form as he cruised through a dominant start in the Cardinals 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Thursday afternoon. Flaherty fired five innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits while striking out eight.
Who do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
Indians Rajai Davis ranked 11th in the Majors last season with a Sprint Speed of 29.3 feet per second. His place among the game's fastest runners takes on a different look when considering that Davis is 37 years old. The average age of the 10 players who ranked higher than Davis last season is 24.9.
Over five scoreless innings on Wednesday, Corey Kluber faced 16 batters, allowing one hit and three baserunners while striking out four on 56 pitches.
As spring has progressed, Indians manager Terry Francona has noticed that Michael Brantley has increasingly been acting like himself again. That means Brantley has been chirpy around the batting cage and insistent about pushing the aggressiveness in his controlled workouts.
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Indians' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Trevor Bauer spent his entire offseason developing a new slider, and he has continued to hone the pitch this spring. In his latest start, the Indians right-hander got to see how it worked in conjunction with the other offerings in his arsenal.
Francisco Mejia tried his hand at third base during the Arizona Fall League after last season ended. Now, the Indians plan on having the highly-touted catching prospect get some experience in the outfield during Minor League camp and early in the season with Triple-A Columbus.
Indians manager Terry Francona was so excited when Bobby Bradley walked into his office early in Spring Training that he could not stop the complimentary curse words from flying. The promising first-base prospect arrived looking like a new person after shedding dozens of pounds.
In the sixth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Brewers on Sunday, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez swiftly recorded a pair of outs to ignite a unique triple play with the bases loaded, providing the highlight of Cleveland's split-squad games against Milwaukee and Kansas City.
Opening Day is less than three weeks away, but instead of closing in on a roster spot, Indians starter Danny Salazar is facing a trip to the disabled list when Spring Training ends. That has become all too familiar for Salazar, who thought he took the proper steps over the winter to avoid injuries, only to have his electric right arm defy him once again.
Indians prospects Shawn Morimando and Ryan Merritt were among top performers on Sunday.
Young girl nabs home-run ball from scrum
Tribe manager Terry Francona believes the alignment of playing the first baseman behind the runner rather than holding him close could create some incremental advantages for his team during Josh Tomlin's starts this season.
Both Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes want to be the starting catcher for the Indians. Manager Terry Francona has tried to convey that there is no need to apply such a label, especially when neither catcher fits the description of a backup.
On a recent morning, new Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso engaged in a wide-ranging Q&A with MLB.com.
The Indians plan on opening the regular season with Jose Ramirez back at third base and Jason Kipnis manning second. That alignment has created an uphill battle for third baseman Yandy Diaz to make Cleveland's Opening Day roster.
Lindor homers, misses first base, smiles
When Lonnie Chisenhall strolls through the Indians' clubhouse in the morning, he often is carrying a bat in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. There are pictures his young sons have drawn for him taped above his locker. It is no wonder Chisenhall's teammates jokingly call him an old man.
Andrew Miller was originally slated to make his next Cactus League appearance on Friday against the Rockies, but that schedule changed on Thursday. Indians manager Terry Francona said there was no reason for concern. Miller is simply on a conservative spring program.
Francisco Lindor focused on his fielding over the winter and made it a priority for this spring. The Indians' All-Star shortstop has earned a reputation as one of the best defenders at his position, but he felt like that aspect of his game slipped last season.
On Field 2 at the Indians' complex on Wednesday afternoon, Michael Brantley had four at-bats against live pitching in a simulated game.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Indians.
We're previewing each division by counting down the 20 most pivotal players in the division, four for each team.
As part of MLB Pipeline's visit to all 30 Spring Training camps, we'll sit down with prospects and get to know them a little better. At Indians camp, it was No. 4 prospect Nolan Jones.