Team supports his decision to play, though.
Missed nearly all of 2016 following shoulder surgery.
Francona not yet ready to name Opening Day starter.
Slugger signed with Cleveland because he wants to win World Series.
Francona wants Cleveland players focused on finishing the job.
Longenecker contributes with nontraditional background.
Announcement was made in letter titled, ”The Dream Is Over, Baby!”
Cleveland manager prefers to look ahead to 2017.
CLEVELAND — Free agent left-hander Chris Narveson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. Narveson, who was on Miami’s opening-day roster last season, will be at spring training with the AL champions this week
Cleveland adds Encarnacion to strong lineup.