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Trevor Bauer a finalist for 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award


The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation today announced its Major League Baseball and Hall of Fame nominees for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award (full list below, full release attached).

The Foundation also announced the creation of a companion Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Award and of the Jerry Coleman Award presented by The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, honoring a Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the United States Marine Corps. The Foundation honors a current MLB player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Baseball Hall of Fame member who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.

Previous Act of Valor award winners include Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, Senior Chief Petty Officer Garth Sinclair, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Thompson. Finalists for the active player award will be announced later this season and the winners in all four categories will be honored in a Veterans Day ceremony in Washington, DC at the United States Navy Memorial.
The 2015 MLB Player and Hall of Fame Member Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Nominees


  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Brad Ziegler
  • Baltimore Orioles: Darren O’Day
  • Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia
  • Chicago White Sox: Adam LaRoche
  • Cincinnati Reds: Jay Bruce
  • Cleveland Indians: Trevor Bauer (see nomination letter below)
  • Kansas City Royals: Wade Davis
  • Miami Marlins: Steve Cishek (traded to St. Louis Cardinals 7/24/15)
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Jonathan Lucroy
  • Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier
  • New York Mets: Curtis Granderson
  • Oakland Athletics: Sean Doolittle
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Charlie Morton
  • San Diego Padres: Ian Kennedy
  • Washington Nationals: Craig Stammen


  • Cleveland Indians: Bob Lemon
  • Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Bench
  • Kansas City Royals: George Brett
  • Miami Marlins: Andre Dawson
  • Minnesota Twins: Rod Carew


It’s with pleasure and honor that the Cleveland Indians nominate Trevor Bauer for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. As a top right-handed pitcher for the Indians, Trevor’s intensely dedicated and prepared for every game. Above all, he protects the values of the game and the integrity of his team.

Trevor’s passion has recently extended beyond the game of baseball to helping wounded veterans. After reading Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor – a firsthand account of the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10 – Trevor felt compelled to get involved with the Lutrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing education, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.

Trevor then found a way to bring together the military and baseball communities, which he explains are both American institutions. He worked with Athletes Brand to design a t-shirt in which proceeds benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. Athletes Brand is a 100 percent current and former pro and elite athlete ran company. Trevor’s goal for this t-shirt initiative is to reach 20 million people and raise at least $7,000 in two weeks. Not only is he working to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation, but Trevor hopes this educates people on the struggles wounded vets are faced with after sacrificing their lives for our country and freedom.

When asked why he decided to get involved with The Lone Survivor Foundation, Trevor replied, “I have a lot of respect for the men and women who choose to protect our country, especially elite warriors who are sent on the most dangerous missions. I draw a lot of inspiration from Marcus Luttrell’s story and want to be a part of the effort to help the men and women who have served establish a happy, healthy and productive life.”

It’s drive, passion and dedication – for U.S. service men and women, and for baseball – that make Trevor Bauer an exemplary candidate for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.

Tribe players embrace Cavs’ playoff run; Nick Swisher pumps up crowd

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Cleveland Indians players are embracing the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run.

Corey Kluber, Lonnie Chisenhall, Nick Swisher and more took in Sunday night’s Game 3 win over the Hawks — though they’ll be a bit busy Tuesday night as the Rangers are in town.

Swisher even served as an in-arena host of sorts, pumping up the Quicken Loans Arena crowd between the first and second quarters: WATCH.

Presenting: Indians Mean Tweets

The Cleveland Indians have received a lot of national attention lately (read about it here), but that hasn’t stopped fans from being slightly critical. Indians players, staff and some special guests decided to fire back to the negative Twitter comments. Their reactions do not disappoint.

(By the way, we still don’t know what JIXES are…)

PHOTO GALLERY: Perez, Santana homer, Kluber pitches simulated game, March 12

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The Tribe fell, 10-5, to KC on Thursday, but not before Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana smacked homers and Corey Kluber got his work in in an earlier simulated game.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Full-squad workouts begin and Lindor wins the race, Feb. 24

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The whole gang’s here and the first Spring game is only a week away. Players took part in a conditioning race that Francisco Lindor finished in a diving fashion!

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Another beautiful day in Goodyear, Feb. 21

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New to camp today: Bourn, Santana and more!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Pre-Spring injury updates: Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Gavin Floyd, Brandon Moss, Ryan Raburn, Giovanny Urshela


The Indians medical staff released the following updates on Thursday, regarding some rehabbing Indians players:

2B Jason Kipnis (left ring finger extensor repair)

Responding as expected following left ring finger extensor tendon repair.  Currently unrestricted with defensive work and throwing.  He is working through a return to hit progression, currently at the front-toss phase of cage-hitting.  Expected to resume hitting on the field within the first week of spring training and should be available for game activity shortly after games begin in early March.

1B/OF Nick Swisher (bi-lateral knee surgery)

Comes into camp unrestricted with hitting and throwing.  Currently on a structured running and agility progression designed to allow his knees to accommodate to the increased volume and intensity of spring training.  Scheduled to begin outfield specific work and base-running in 2 weeks.  Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.

RHP Gavin Floyd (right elbow olecranon internal fixation)

Currently throwing bullpens and building up volume and intensity.  Will follow a structured bullpen and live BP schedule, very similar to the rest of the pitchers, but individualized to monitor his recovery with respect to his elbow medical history.  Expected to resume game activity (potentially a non “A” game environment to start) by the second week of March.

OF Brandon Moss (right hip labrum repair)

Currently completing a hitting and running progression post right hip surgery (labrum repair).  Continues to hit all of his goals in terms of his physical assessment and functional performance.  Currently completing overhand-toss hitting and building up his sprint work.  Expected to begin position-specific running in 7-10 days and begin hitting on the field at the end of February or early March.  Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.

OF Ryan Raburn (left knee surgery)

Completed rehab and off-season S&C work.  Comes into camp mostly unrestricted. Will monitor his work load early as his knee adjusts to increased volume and intensity. Expected to be available for game activity when games begin.

INF Giovanny Urshela (left knee PCL sprain)

Giovanny had completed his rehab from his left knee PCL sprain and has tolerated all baseball activity well.  He will be unrestricted in terms of all baseball activity at the start of spring training.  Will monitor his overall activity early on as he adjusts the increase in volume and intensity of activity.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pitchers and Catchers report, Feb. 18

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Pitchers and catchers reported to Goodyear, Ariz., today, but as you’ll see, most of the squad is already in the house. They look pretty happy, too, don’t they?

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy these cards from Tribe players


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Thanks to @CLERallyChicken, one of our most engaged followers on Twitter, we have some Valentine’s Day cards from Tribe players!

Share with friends, loved ones, etc. to make this Valentine’s Day a happy one!

Tribe Fest Saturday recap: What a day!


Tribe Fest Day 1.

We’re tired.

Here’s recap, in Tweets!