Edwin Encarnacion - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Edwin Encarnacion Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1 CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Berrios had no problem handling the Cleveland hitters. Waiting for a squirrel to scram, now that took patience. Berrios pitched neatly into the eighth inning in his first start of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Indians 4-1 Saturday in a game delayed several minutes when a squirrel ran around the field. ... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:05:00Z Lindor slam gives AL champ Indians opening sweep of Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Francisco Lindor's go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning off suddenly shaky Texas closer Sam Dyson triggered a litany of firsts for Cleveland's budding star shortstop. And that list of milestones was a lot more fun to talk about than his botched defensive play that jeopardized the Indians' bid at a season-opening sweep. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:56:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought? Now that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next? From D.C. to Dodger Stadium, a lot of loaded teams are lurking, waiting for that elusive World Series win. New Cardinals leadoff man Dexter Fowler has a clue which club might break through. "I guess Cleveland," he said. Fowler got a close-up look last ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:23:00Z BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season It's almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: SUNDAY, APRIL 2 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals: One of baseball's best rivalries takes on a new look when the World Series champion Cubs kick off their title defense against Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals. Fowler helped Chicag... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:22:00Z Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. "Obviously, it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1," Mattingly said Sunday ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:06:00 GMT 2017-03-20T05:06:00Z FANTASY PLAYS: 6 at top at 1B, then wait in your draft The first base position is all about power as only Paul Goldschmidt and Wil Myers finished the 2016 season with more than 12 stolen bases. You want to either attack this position early, or hold off and wait, as the options drop off quickly after the top six players. Different fantasy sites account for different eligibility, so Kris Bryant's 39 home runs a... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-03-11T00:13:00Z Indians looking to finish job after Series appearance in '16 CLEVELAND (AP) — After making all the right moves in 2016, Indians manager Terry Francona got a hip replacement and then spent time on the awards banquet circuit. The winter is flying by. "This has been, I think, officially the shortest offseason in history," Francona said recently. The Indians wouldn't mind another b... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:10:00 GMT 2017-02-10T23:10:00Z Trumbo 'quite happy' with 3-year deal, and so are Orioles BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo figured his first foray into free agency would be a blast. "You kind of go into it thinking that you might have a ton of suitors. You lead the league in home runs, who's not interested in that?" he said. "And then you realize that there aren't that many vacancies at times for what you do, especially this year." Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-01-27T23:00:00Z Indians to host 2019 All-Star Game, sixth time for club CLEVELAND (AP) — Sandy Alomar looked out the window as snow fell inside Progressive Field and vividly recalled a warm July night 20 years ago. "The best moment of my life," he said. A six-time All-Star catcher, Alomar was feeling nostalgic on Friday as baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the 2019 All-Star Game will be played in Cleveland. The 90th mid-summer classic ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:01:00 GMT 2017-01-27T19:01:00Z Cleveland Indians will host 2019 All-Star Game CLEVELAND (AP) — Baseball's mid-summer classic is sliding back home to Cleveland in two years. The Indians, who have been enjoying a renaissance on the field, will host the 90th All-Star Game in 2019 at Progressive Field, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday as a light snow fell at the downtown ballpark. Cleveland last hosted the e... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:26:00 GMT 2017-01-27T15:26:00Z Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista. Atkins said Thursday the desire of Edward Rogers, the controlling shareholder of Rogers Communication, to help was "abundantly clear." He said thanks to Rogers, they don't have to rebuild. The free agent slugger l... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-01-19T19:37:00Z AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on return TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. The sides are discussing one-, two- and three-year agreements. The 36-year-o... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:03:00 GMT 2017-01-16T18:03:00Z Hello, Cleveland: Indians welcome slugger Encarnacion CLEVELAND (AP) — With his family watching proudly, Edwin Encarnacion stood in front of his new locker inside Cleveland's clubhouse, pulled on a fitted cap and slowly buttoned the front of his white No. 10 jersey. Once finished, he pointed to the "Indians" logo on his chest and flashed a huge smile as cameras clicked. It felt seamless. "He's a perfect fit ... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:31:00 GMT 2017-01-06T13:31:00Z Powered up: Indians, Encarnacion finalize deal CLEVELAND (AP) — The AL's best team is set to start the new year with a power surge. One win from a World Series title last season, the Cleveland Indians finalized a $65 million, three-year contract with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday. Cleveland aggressively pursued Encarnacion, who has averaged 39 homers over the past... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:17:00 GMT 2017-01-05T15:17:00Z LeBron can't do it alone as Butler, Bulls down Cavs 106-94 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was reminded what it's like to be Cleveland's only star. Lonesome and no fun. Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 straight points during a critical stretch and leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who had a less-than-100 percent James and were without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:50:00 GMT 2017-01-05T04:50:00Z Rajai Davis eager to help Athletics turn fortunes around OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Forst remembers the exact moment when Rajai Davis hit his World Series-tying home run in Game 7 for Cleveland. The son of Oakland's general manager, 6-year-old Judah, would not go to sleep: The boy wanted to stay up and watch the game until the end. "It's one of those moments in World Series history I think ... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:19:00 GMT 2017-01-04T22:19:00Z AP source: Indians, Encarnacion agree to $60M, 3-year deal CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians swung for the free-agent fences and connected: Edwin Encarnacion is joining the AL champions. Capping a year in which they came within one victory of winning the World Series for the first time since 1948, the Indians agreed to terms with the veteran slugger on a $60 million, three-year contract Thursday night. ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:46:00 GMT 2016-12-23T05:46:00Z Rockies, reliever Mike Dunn agree on $19M, 3-year deal DENVER (AP) — First baseman: Check. Veteran reliever: Check. Usually more frugal this time of year, the Colorado Rockies are crossing quite a few big-ticket items off their free agency shopping list. On Thursday, the team shored up its shaky bullpen by agreeing to a $19 million, three-year contract with reliever Mike Dunn. It's the seco... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:37:00 GMT 2016-12-15T23:37:00Z Winners, losers and trends at baseball's winter meetings OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking — a lot. As teams packed up along the Potomac River and headed home Thursday, a look at what did and didn't happen this week at the winter meeting... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:10:00 GMT 2016-12-08T19:10:00Z Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer. All-Star righty Mark Melancon and the Giants reached agreement on a $62 million, four-year contract Monday. As baseball's winter meetings heated up, lefty Rich Hill re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $48 million over three years. ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:25:00 GMT 2016-12-06T03:25:00Z Big names in play as baseball winter meetings open OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price. As baseball teams gathered for the start of the winter meetings Monday, star players were dangled along with the usual crop of free agents. "When clubs take a dramatic change in direction or even a subtle one, ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:00 GMT 2016-12-05T01:30:00Z