Mark Shapiro, Cleveland Indians president: "When we assess talent acquisition, we factor in all variables relative to a player's performance -- tools, character, personality and medical risk are among the main areas of evaluation. "Sexual orientation has not and never would be an area of consideration, and it certainly would not prevent us from acquiring a player we felt could help the team be in a better position to win a championship."http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/major-league-baseball-execs-open-to-signing-gay-player-021014
Manny Acta will not return as Manager in 2013. Sandy Alomar will be Interim Manager the last 6 games of the seasonhttps://twitter.com/Indians/status/251393396172800001
Indians have claimed LHP Scott Maine off waivers from the Cubs. He has avg'd 11.3K/9.0IP this year for Cubs while lefties hit .130 (3-23)Indians announce the latest dumpster diving. Looks to be a cheap potential replacement for Smith/Sipp
Matt LaPorta recalled from AAA Columbus. RHP Frank Herrmann optioned to Clippers to allow room for LaPorta (19HR, 62RBI, .822OPS at AAA)Official team announcement via twitter. I wonder if this is the beginning of his last stint in Cleveland.
Ezequiel Carrera held up bottom of first to come in and get his sunglasses. Then he doesn't use them in 2nd. #interesting. #Indians.Paul Hoynes (@hoynsie) continuing to show that Twitter is where his talents lie
Allen, a 23-year-old Tommy John surgery alumnus, ties for the second-lowest pick to reach the majors so quicklyJohn Manuel in a little blurb on Cody Allen for Baseball America
#Indians traded former No.1 pick Beau Mills to Cncinnati for cash. Mills sent to AA Pensacola.Paul Hoynes breaking the news via twitter