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Cleveland Indians announce 2020 Spring Training Broadcast schedule

Ten games televised on SportsTime Ohio; 15 games broadcast on Indians Radio Network and locally on WTAM, WMMS and ALT 99.1


Cleveland, OH — The Cleveland Indians earlier this week  announced their broadcast schedule for 2020 Cactus League play in Arizona. The Indians will open their spring schedule against the Cincinnati Reds on Feb. 22 at Goodyear Ballpark.

This spring, ten games will be televised on SportsTime Ohio, while 15 games will be broadcast on the Indians Radio Network, including nine on WTAM 1100 AM, two on WMMS 100.7 FM and four on ALT 99.1 FM.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Goodyear, AZ, on Feb. 11, and the full squad reports on Feb. 15.

Indians fans should call 1-855-298-5444 for more details and to book a Spring Training trip today.

Single-game tickets for Tribe Spring Training games are on sale online only at

2020 at Goodyear Ballpark includes many promotions and special events, including Autograph Days (Feb. 22 & March 17), a Shane Bieber bobblehead (March 6), Fan Appreciation Day (March 22), Kids Days Sundays and more.

The full promotional/special event calendar is available at under the Fan Experience Packages & Promotions.

The Tribe will play 15 games as the home team at Goodyear Ballpark, plus 18 away games. They will have four split-squad games (Feb. 29, March 1, March 9 & March 17) and eight weekend home games.

The Tribe will play two exhibition games in Houston on March 23 and March 24 before their season opener at Progressive Field on March 26 against Detroit.

Three unique and popular behind-the-scenes Fan Experience packages are available for fans this spring in Goodyear, including:

Player/Broadcaster Meet-n-Greet: A 60-minute, postgame meet-and-greet and Q&A session with 2-3 Indians players and a member of the Indians broadcast team. This fan favorite event will be hosted at the Right Field Pavilion at Goodyear Ballpark, and will include an autograph session. A cash bar will also be available. • Dates: March 3, 12
• Cost: $105/person

Batting Practice Fan Zone: Fans will have a chance to watch pregame batting practice up close and personal on the field, directly behind the batting cage on Field 1 at the Player Development Complex. • Date: March 11, 18
• Cost: $80/person

Ceremonial First Pitch: One guest will throw out the ceremonial first pitch during pregame festivities. Includes four Infield Box tickets, parking pass, PA introduction, digital photo and a baseball. • Please call for available game dates
• Cost: $500

To book your Fan Experience Package visit or call the Goodyear Ballpark ticket office at 623-882-3130.

Read more: Cleveland Indians


Indians announce eighth annual Tribe Fest for February 1

32 players to appear at Tribe Fest 2020; fans can guarantee autographs and photos from Tribe players by bundling session tickets with general admission ticket purchase


Cleveland, OH — Tribe Fest 2020 will be held Saturday, February 1 at the Cleveland Convention Center downtown. A total of 32 players from the Cleveland Indians organization will attend this year’s event, as well as two coaches and four Indians alumni.

The entire Tribe Fest 2020 roster can be found below (subject to change):


  • Greg Allen
  • Logan Allen
  • Christian Arroyo
  • Jake Bauers
  • Shane Bieber
  • Bobby Bradley
  • Carlos Carrasco
  • Yu Chang
  • Aaron Civale
  • Mike Clevinger
  • Delino DeShields
  • Mike Freeman
  • Brad Hand
  • Daniel Johnson
  • James Karinchak
  • Sandy León
  • Francisco Lindor
  • Jordan Luplow
  • Triston McKenzie
  • Oscar Mercado
  • Tyler Naquin
  • Oliver Pérez
  • Roberto Pérez
  • Zach Plesac
  • Adam Plutko
  • José Ramírez
  • Franmil Reyes
  • Jefry Rodriguez
  • Andrew Velazquez
  • Nick Wittgren
  • Hunter Wood
  • Bradley Zimmer

Coaching Staff

  • Terry Francona
  • Carl Willis


  • Brian Anderson
  • Len Barker
  • Joe Charboneau
  • Mike Jackson

The Tribe Fest schedule includes:

  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Season Ticket Holder-exclusive event
  • $5 general admission ticket (benefits Cleveland Indians Charities)
  • Fans can guarantee player or alumni autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with general admission purchase (limit 4 per session)
  • 1:30-7:30 p.m.: General public event
  • $10 general admission ticket
  • Fans can guarantee player or alumni autographs by bundling autograph session tickets with general admission purchase (limit 4 per session)

More details are available at

Don’t miss your opportunity for priority access to Tribe Fest, Opening Day and more. Visit today to become a 2020 Season Ticket Holder.

Read more: Cleveland Indians


Cincinnati Reds Caravan this week, January 16-18 to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia & Tennessee

The 2020 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 16 and will travel more than 3,500 miles over three days with stops in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee.

The annual Caravan provides fans of all ages the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff.

Featured participants include Mike Moustakas, Aristides Aquino, Amir Garrett, Josh VanMeter, Lucas Sims and José De León plus manager David Bell and 2020 Reds Hall of Fame inductee Marty Brennaman.

Representing the Reds farm system are minor leaguers Jonathan India, Michael Siani, Narciso Crook & José Garcia.

Top pitching prospect Hunter Greene will appear at the Louisville stop on Thursday, Jan. 16. All-Star pitcher Sonny Gray will attend the stops in Bowling Green and Nashville on Friday, Jan. 17. Outfielder Jesse Winker will attend the public stop on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Lexington.

Reds CEO Bob Castellini and Vice President & Senior Advisor to the President of Baseball Operations Buddy Bell will appear at select stops to be announced.

At each of the 16 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows. All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2020 Opening Day game on Thursday, March 26 (4:10 pm) vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Reds Caravan is presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

The North Tour includes infielder Mike Moustakas, manager David Bell, minor league outfielder Narciso Crook, roving catching instructor and former catcher Corky Miller, broadcaster Thom Brennaman, President & COO Phil Castellini and Vice President & Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman. Broadcaster Brian Giesenschlag will make appearances at select stops on the North Tour.

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place) 6 – 8 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 17 Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center) 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton) 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The South Tour includes pitcher José De León, minor league outfielder Mike Siani, pitcher Hunter Greene (Thursday only), pitcher Sonny Gray (Friday only), outfielder Jesse Winker (Saturday only), President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and broadcasters Jeff Brantley & Tommy Thrall.

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field) 6 – 8 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 17 Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall) 4 – 5:30 pm (3–4:30 pm CST)
  • Friday, Jan. 17 Nashville, Tenn. (CoolSprings Galleria) 7:15 – 9 pm (6:15–8 pm CST)
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Lexington, Ky. (The Red Mile) 2 – 4 pm

The East Tour includes outfielder Aristides Aquino, pitcher Lucas Sims, minor league infielder José Garcia, Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis, former broadcaster Marty Brennaman and Vice President & General Manager Nick Krall.

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center) 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 17 Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center) 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall) 10 am – 11:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Huntington, W. Va. (Huntington Mall) 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The West Tour includes pitcher Amir Garrett, left fielder/infielder Josh VanMeter, minor league infielder Jonathan India, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, broadcasters Jim Day & Jeff Piecoro and Vice President of Player Development Shawn Pender.

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive) 6 – 8 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 17 Evansville, Ind. (Eastland Mall) 5:15 – 7:15 pm (4:15–6:15pm CST)
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall) 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 Batesville, Ind. (Southeastern Indiana YMCA) 2 – 4 pm

All times, locations and participants are subject to change. Additional Caravan participants may be added to select tours.

Due to previously unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Tucker Barnhart and Luis Castillo will no longer participate in the 2020 Reds Caravan.

Seating is limited at all Caravan stops. Autographs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items participants can sign.

The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 Reds on Radio affiliates as well as schools, businesses and hospitals throughout Reds Country as part of the “Reds Caravan Takeover.”

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2020 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops.

Memberships to the Reds Heads, Reds Rookies and Club Red fan clubs will be for sale at select stops.

Visit for up-to-date information, maps and photos.

Read more: Cincinnati Reds


Marlins sign veteran outfielder Corey Dickerson

The Miami Marlins announced recently that the club has signed outfielder Corey Dickerson to a two-year contract through the 2021 season. Dickerson, 30, was a 2017 American League All-Star with Tampa Bay and won the National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for left field in 2018 with Pittsburgh.

Corey Dickerson

Dickerson signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract

The always-productive outfielder has also played for Colorado, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

During 2019, he played for the Pirates and Phillies.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2019

The Rays designated Dickerson for assignment on February 17, 2018. On February 22, they traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Daniel HudsonTristan Gray, and cash considerations. On April 26, Dickerson hit his first career walk-off home run, off of Alex Wilson. It was the only offense of the game as the Pirates won over the Tigers 1-0.

In 2018, Dickerson hit .300 (8th in the NL)/.330/.474 with 7 triples (9th), 13 home runs, and 55 RBIs in 504 at bats, and swung at 59.3% of all pitches he saw, tops in the major leagues. He had the highest fielding percentage among major league left fielders, at .996, the highest range factor/9 IP among NL left fielders (2.23), and had 4 double plays (most among NL outfielders) and 7 assists (2nd-most among NL left fielders). He also earned his first career Gold Glove Award.

In 2019 with the Pirates, before he was traded he batted .317/.376/.556 with 4 home runs and 25 RBIs in 126 at bats.

Philadelphia Phillies 2019

On July 31, 2019, the Pirates traded Dickerson to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later and international signing bonus money. At the time of the trade, he was owed $2.8 million of his annual $8.5 million salary for the final two months of the season.

In 2019 with the Phillies, he batted .293/.307/.579 with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs in 133 at bats. His season was cut short by a fractured navicular bone in his left foot.

For more details on the signing, please visit the Miami Marlins Beyond the Bases blog.

Read more: Miami Marlins




San Francisco Giants announce 2020 Spring Training non-roster invitees

San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants have extended non-roster invitations for Major League Spring Training to the following 18 players, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi announced recently:

Pitchers (10)

  • RHP Matt Carasiti
  • RHP Tyler Cyr
  • RHP Rico Garcia
  • RHP Sean Hjelle
  • RHP Trey McNutt
  • LHP Sam Moll
  • RHP Carlos Navas
  • RHP Andrew Triggs
  • RHP Raffi Vizcaino
  • RHP Sam Wolff

Catchers (3)

  • Joey Bart
  • Tyler Heineman
  • Chad Tromp

Infielders (3)

  • Cristhian Adames
  • Zach Green
  • Drew Robinson

Outfielders (2)

  • Joey Rickard
  • Jamie Westbrook



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