Season Information
Team Name
1998 Cleveland Indians
League
American League
Division
Central
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
89-73 (.549)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 3 / 7
Runs For/Against
850 / 779   Diff: +71
Playoffs
Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Playoff Series
Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Playoff Series
ALDS vs BOS (W 3-1) ... ALCS vs NYA (L 4-2)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
CC Sabathia (1-20)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
4
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
3
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1998-12-14Dennis KonradySelected by Expos from Indians in Rule 5 minor league draft3B-C5-11185LR1974-09-21Eugene,OR
1996- 26- 783-CLE
A+1996-1998
1998-12-08Mark WhitenSigned as Free Agent by Indians.OF-LF6-3235BR1966-11-25Pensacola,FL
1986-  5- 130-TOR
MLB1990-20001986-2003
1998-12-01Roberto AlomarSigned as Free Agent by Indians.2B-SS6-0185BR1968-02-05Ponce,PR
1985-  0-   0-SDN
MLB1988-20041985-2004
1998-11-18Ricardo RinconTraded by Pirates to Indians for Brian Giles.P5-10187LL1970-04-13Veracruz,MX
1997-  0-   0-PIT
MLB1997-20081997-2012
1998-11-18Brian GilesTraded by Indians to Pirates for Ricardo Rincon.RF-OF5-10200LL1971-01-20El Cajon,CA
1989- 17- 437-CLE
MLB1995-20091989-2009
1998-11-13Jerry SpradlinTraded by Phillies to Indians for Chad Ogea.P6-7246BR1967-06-14Fullerton,CA
1988- 19- 488-CIN
MLB1993-20001988-2010
1998-11-13Chad OgeaTraded by Indians to Phillies for Jerry Spradlin.P6-2220LR1970-11-09Lake Charles,LA
1991-  3-  86-CLE
MLB1994-19991992-2001
1998-11-03Jason JacomePurchased by Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) from Indians.P6-1185LL1970-11-24Tulsa,OK
1991- 12- 329-NYN
MLB1994-19981991-2009
1998-10-28Bruce AvenClaimed on waivers by Marlins from Indians.OF-LF5-9180RR1972-03-04Orange,TX
1994- 30- 829-CLE
MLB1997-20021994-2003
1998-10-15Jeff MantoReleased by Indians.3B-1B6-3210RR1964-08-23Bristol,PA
1985- 14- 355-CAL
MLB1990-20001985-2000
1998-10-01Eddie PriestClaimed on waivers by Reds from Indians.P-OF6-1195RL1974-04-08Boaz,AL
1994-  9- 240-CIN
MLB1998-19981994-2002
1998-09-18Cecil FielderReleased by Indians.1B-DH6-3240RR1963-09-21Los Angeles,CA
1982-  4-  67-KCA
MLB1985-19981982-1998
1998-08-31Joey CoraTraded by Mariners to Indians for David Bell.2B-SS5-8162BR1965-05-14Caguas,PR
1985-  1-  23-SDN
MLB1987-19981985-1998
1998-08-31David BellTraded by Indians to Mariners for Joey Cora.3B-2B5-10175RR1972-09-14Cincinnati,OH
1990-  7- 190-CLE
MLB1995-20061990-2006
1998-08-21DJ CarrascoReleased by Indians.P6-1215RR1977-04-12Safford,AZ
1997- 26- 795-BAL
MLB2003-20121998-2012
1998-08-13Cecil FielderSigned as Free Agent by Indians.1B-DH6-3240RR1963-09-21Los Angeles,CA
1982-  4-  67-KCA
MLB1985-19981982-1998
1998-08-03Travis DriskillSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-0225RR1971-08-01Omaha,NE
1993-  4- 111-CLE
MLB2002-20071993-2007
1998-07-29Armando CamacaroSigned as nondrafted free agent by IndiansC-1B5-11170RR1980-10-05Caracas,VZ
AAA2001-2009
1998-07-25Alex RequenaSigned as nondrafted free agent by IndiansOF-1B5-11155BR1980-08-13Caracas,VZ
AA1999-2007
1998-07-24Jose MesaTraded by Indians with LHP Alvin Morman and 2B Shawon Dunston to Giants for RHP Steve Reed and OF Jacob Cruz July 24 1998P-OF6-3225RR1966-05-22Azua,DR
1981-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1987-20071979-2007
1998-07-24Jacob CruzTraded by Giants with RHP Steve Reed to Indians for RHP Jose Mesa LHP Alvin Morman and 2B Shawon Dunston July 24 1998OF-RF6-0179LL1973-01-28Oxnard,CA
1994-  1-  32-SFN
MLB1996-20051994-2010
1998-07-23Eric PlunkTraded by Indians to Brewers for Doug Jones.P6-6224RR1963-09-03Wilmington,CA
1981-  4- 103-NYA
MLB1986-19991981-2000
1998-07-23Shawon DunstonTraded by Indians with Alvin Morman and Jose Mesa to Giants for Steve Reed and Jacob Cruz.SS-LF6-1180RR1963-03-21Brooklyn,NY
1982-  1-   1-CHN
MLB1985-20021982-2002
1998-07-23Alvin MormanTraded by Indians with Jose Mesa and Shawon Dunston to Giants for Steve Reed and Jacob Cruz.P6-3210LL1969-01-06Rockingham,NC
1991- 39-1015-HOU
MLB1996-19991991-1999
1998-07-23Jose MesaTraded by Indians with Alvin Morman and Shawon Dunston to Giants for Steve Reed and Jacob Cruz.P-OF6-3225RR1966-05-22Azua,DR
1981-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1987-20071979-2007
1998-07-23Doug JonesTraded by Brewers to Indians for Eric Plunk.P6-2224RR1957-06-24Covina,CA
1978-  3-  59-MIL
MLB1982-20001978-2000
1998-07-23Steve ReedTraded by Giants with Jacob Cruz to Indians for Alvin Morman, Jose Mesa and Shawon Dunston.P6-2212RR1966-03-01Los Angeles,CA
1988-  0-   0-SFN
MLB1992-20051988-2005
1998-07-23Jacob CruzTraded by Giants with Steve Reed to Indians for Alvin Morman, Jose Mesa and Shawon Dunston.OF-RF6-0179LL1973-01-28Oxnard,CA
1994-  1-  32-SFN
MLB1996-20051994-2010
1998-07-22Jim PooleSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-2195LL1966-04-28Rochester,NY
1988-  9- 218-LAN
MLB1990-20001988-2000
1998-07-12Tim WorrellTraded by Indians to Athletics for Adam Robinson.P6-4215RR1967-07-05Pasadena,CA
1989- 20- 520-SDN
MLB1993-20061990-2006
1998-07-02Rex HudlerSigned as Free Agent by Indians.2B-OF6-0202RR1960-09-02Tempe,AZ
1978-  1-  18-NYA
MLB1984-19981978-1998
1998-06-24Geronimo BerroaTraded by Indians to Tigers for Tim Worrell and Dave Roberts.OF-DH6-0210RR1965-03-18Santo Domingo,DR
1983-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1989-20001984-2003
1998-06-24Dave RobertsTraded by Tigers with Tim Worrell to Indians for Geronimo Berroa.OF-CF5-10175LL1972-05-31Okinawa,JP
1994- 28- 781-DET
MLB1999-20081994-2008
1998-06-24Tim WorrellTraded by Tigers with Dave Roberts to Indians for Geronimo Berroa.P6-4215RR1967-07-05Pasadena,CA
1989- 20- 520-SDN
MLB1993-20061990-2006
1998-06-19Matt LukePurchased by Dodgers from Indians.OF-LF6-5220LL1971-02-26Long Beach,CA
1992-  8- 214-NYA
MLB1996-19991992-2002
1998-06-18DJ CarrascoSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-1215RR1977-04-12Safford,AZ
1997- 26- 795-BAL
MLB2003-20121998-2012
1998-06-16Rick KrivdaTraded by Indians to Reds for Christian Rojas and Eddie Priest.P6-1185RL1970-01-19McKeesport,PA
1991- 23- 602-BAL
MLB1995-19981991-2003
1998-06-16Eddie PriestTraded by Reds with Christian Rojas to Indians for Rick Krivda.P-OF6-1195RL1974-04-08Boaz,AL
1994-  9- 240-CIN
MLB1998-19981994-2002
1998-06-16Jeff MantoSigned as Free Agent by Indians.3B-1B6-3210RR1964-08-23Bristol,PA
1985- 14- 355-CAL
MLB1990-20001985-2000
1998-06-08Matt LukeClaimed on waivers by Indians from Dodgers.OF-LF6-5220LL1971-02-26Long Beach,CA
1992-  8- 214-NYA
MLB1996-19991992-2002
1998-06-03Nate GrindellSigned as nondrafted free agent by IndiansOF-3B6-1180RR1977-04-09Columbus,OH
AAA1998-2005
1998-05-10Jorge MorenoSigned as nondrafted free agent by IndiansOF6-0175RR1979-10-26La Guaira,VZ
A+1999-2009
1998-05-06Mark WhitenSigned as Free Agent by Indians.OF-LF6-3235BR1966-11-25Pensacola,FL
1986-  5- 130-TOR
MLB1990-20001986-2003
1998-04-28Phil HiattSigned as Free Agent by Indians.3B-OF6-3200RR1969-05-01Pensacola,FL
1990-  8- 234-KCA
MLB1993-20011990-2004
1998-04-24Jeff MantoClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Indians.3B-1B6-3210RR1964-08-23Bristol,PA
1985- 14- 355-CAL
MLB1990-20001985-2000
1998-04-18Jim BrowerSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-2205RR1972-12-29Edina,MN
1994-  6- 169-TEX
MLB1999-20071994-2009
1998-04-14David BellClaimed on waivers by Indians from Cardinals.3B-2B5-10175RR1972-09-14Cincinnati,OH
1990-  7- 190-CLE
MLB1995-20061990-2006
1998-04-03Carl SadlerSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-2180LL1976-10-11Gainesville,FL
1996- 34-1000-MON
MLB2002-20031996-2005
1998-04-01Maicer IzturisSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians.2B-SS5-8170BR1980-09-12Barquisimeto,VZ
1998-  0-   0-CLE
MLB2004-20141998-2015
1998-03-30Steve MontgomeryReleased by Indians.P6-3230RR1974-02-21Mecca,OH
AAA1993-2003
1998-03-30Dave BurbaTraded by Reds to Indians for Sean Casey.P6-4240RR1966-07-07Dayton,OH
1987-  2-  33-SEA
MLB1990-20041987-2005
1998-03-30Sean CaseyTraded by Indians to Reds for Dave Burba.1B-DH6-4226LR1974-07-02Willingsboro,NJ
1995-  2-  53-CLE
MLB1997-20081994-2008
1998-03-25Carlos GarciaReleased by Indians.P-RF6-3232RR1978-09-23Guaymas,MX
AAA2000-2010
1998-03-24Rick KrivdaClaimed on waivers by Indians from Orioles.P6-1185RL1970-01-19McKeesport,PA
1991- 23- 602-BAL
MLB1995-19981991-2003
1998-03-18Marc DeschenesReturned to IndiansP-2B6-0200RR1973-01-06Lowell,MA
1995- 20- 558-CLE
AAA1995-2006
1998-03-11Mark WatsonTraded by Brewers to Indians for Ben McDonald.P6-4235RL1974-01-23Atlanta,GA
1995-  8- 205-MIA
MLB2000-20031994-2007
1998-03-11Ben McDonaldTraded by Indians to Brewers for Mark Watson.P6-7212RR1967-11-24Baton Rouge,LA
1989-  1-   1-BAL
MLB1989-19971989-1997
1998-03-09Chad FonvilleReleased by Indians.SS-2B5-6155BR1971-03-05Jacksonville,NC
1992- 11- 299-SFN
MLB1995-19991992-2004
1998-02-26Chris NichtingSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-2220RR1966-05-13Cincinnati,OH
1987-  3-  66-LAN
MLB1995-20021988-2002
1998-02-26Maximo De la rosaClaimed on waivers by Mariners from IndiansP-OF5-11170RR1971-07-12Villa Mella,DR
AAA1992-2010
1998-02-20Maximo De la rosaClaimed on waivers by Indians from RockiesP-OF5-11170RR1971-07-12Villa Mella,DR
AAA1992-2010
1998-02-17Billy MunozSigned as nondrafted free agent by Indians1B-OF6-2220LL1975-06-30Yuma,AZ
1994- 50-1347-MIN
AAA1998-2009
1998-02-16Shawon DunstonSigned as Free Agent by Indians.SS-LF6-1180RR1963-03-21Brooklyn,NY
1982-  1-   1-CHN
MLB1985-20021982-2002
1998-02-12Maximo De la rosaClaimed on waivers by Rockies from IndiansP-OF5-11170RR1971-07-12Villa Mella,DR
AAA1992-2010
1998-02-01Bill SelbySigned by Indians3B-2B5-9190LR1970-06-11Monroeville,AL
1992- 13- 366-BOS
MLB1996-20031992-2005
1998-01-29Geronimo BerroaSigned as Free Agent by Indians.OF-DH6-0210RR1965-03-18Santo Domingo,DR
1983-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1989-20001984-2003
1998-01-28Rheal CormierSigned by IndiansP5-10187LL1967-04-23Moncton,NB
1988-  6- 158-SLN
MLB1991-20071989-2007
1998-01-19Jolbert CabreraSigned as Free Agent by Indians.SS-3B6-0177RR1972-12-08Cartagena,CB
1990-  0-   0-MON
MLB1998-20081991-2012
1998-01-13Ron KarkoviceSigned as Free Agent by Indians.C-DH6-1215RR1963-08-08Union,NJ
1982-  1-  14-CHA
MLB1986-19971982-1997
1998-01-12Jason GrimsleySigned by IndiansP6-3180RR1967-08-07Burr Ridge,IL
1985- 10- 252-PHI
MLB1989-20061985-2006
1998-01-08John CummingsSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-3200LL1969-05-10Torrance,CA
1990-  8- 215-SEA
MLB1993-19971989-1999
1998-01-08John EricksSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-7220RR1967-06-16Oak Lawn,IL
1988-  1-  22-SLN
MLB1995-19971986-1997
1998-01-08Jamie McAndrewSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P-OF6-2190RR1967-09-02Williamsport,PA
1989-  1-  28-LAN
MLB1995-19971989-1997
1998-01-08Jason GrimsleySigned as Free Agent by Indians.P6-3180RR1967-08-07Burr Ridge,IL
1985- 10- 252-PHI
MLB1989-20061985-2006
1998-01-06Carlos GarciaSigned as Free Agent by Indians.P-RF6-3232RR1978-09-23Guaymas,MX
AAA2000-2010
1998-01-06Travis DriskillPurchased by Yakult Swallows (Japan Central) from Indians.P6-0225RR1971-08-01Omaha,NE
1993-  4- 111-CLE
MLB2002-20071993-2007
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