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Offseason Update: Rule 5 Draft, Minor League Signings Impact Potential 2024 Indians Roster

The 2024 Indianapolis Indians are projected to display more veterans alongside touted prospects
February 23, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The long-awaited sights and sounds of MLB Spring Training returned last week when Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers congregated at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla., for the official start of camp. As fans in Indianapolis anticipate the arrival of Opening Day on March 29, when the Indians travel

Indians Announce Daily Deals for 2024 Season

Indy’s 2024 home opener against Memphis is Tuesday, April 2
February 23, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – At Victory Field, Daily Deals ensure there’s something for every fan every day of the week. Single-game tickets for the Indianapolis Indians’ 2024 season go on sale to the public at 10 AM ET on Friday, March 1.

Indians to Hold Game Day Employee Open Interviews for 2024 Season

Interested applicants may attend open interviews on Feb. 10 (9 AM-12 PM) and Feb. 22 (4-6 PM)
February 5, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – Want to work in baseball? The Indianapolis Indians today announced that the organization is hiring and will hold open interviews for game day employee positions from 9 AM-12 PM on Saturday, Feb. 10, and again from 4-6 PM on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Third Base Suite Lounge

Indians Announce 2024 Intern Class 

February 1, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced the hiring of 13 seasonal assistants for the 2024 season. Former Indians interns have earned full-time roles in the sports industry with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Learfield IMG College, Carolina Panthers,

Indians to Retire Razor Shines’ No. 3 Jersey in September

Shines played parts of nine seasons with Indianapolis (1984-89, ’91-93) and contributed to 10 titles
January 26, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that the organization will retire Razor Shines’ No. 3 jersey on Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of Razor Shines Weekend at Victory Field. Shines will become the first former Indianapolis Indian to have his number retired, and his No. 3 will be recognized

Miguel Pérez Set to Return for Third Season as Indians Manager in 2024

Hitting coach Eric Munson and pitching coach Drew Benes are also slated to return
January 22, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Miguel Pérez will return for his third season as manager of the Indianapolis Indians for the upcoming 2024 season. Additional returners include hitting coach Eric Munson for his third year and pitching coach (previously bullpen coach) Drew Benes, who split 2023 between

José Bautista Headlines Indianapolis Ties on 2024 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

2005 AL Cy Young winner Bartolo Colón, 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins represent two of eight players on 2024 BBWAA ballot who played against Indy
January 19, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Jan. 23, almost one year to the day former Jasper (Ind.) High School product Scott Rolen was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023, Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch will announce the results of the 80th

Surprise Your Special Someone with Rowdie’s Valentine’s Surprise

Rowdie will hand-deliver all Circle City and Gametime Bundles purchased
January 19, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – If that special someone in your life loves baseball, the Indianapolis Indians have the perfect Valentine’s Day packages for you. Starting today, fans may purchase a Circle City Bundle for $80, which includes one ’47 Adult Red Circle City Clean Up Cap, one Nothing Bundt Cakes bundtlet, and

Stee-rike! Indianapolis Indians Charities Bowling Event Set for Saturday, Feb. 17 at Royal Pin Woodland

Family lane reservations can be made for $300; corporate lanes with signage are $500
January 17, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that Indianapolis Indians Charities will hold its second annual charity bowling event at Royal Pin Woodland from 1-4:30 PM on Saturday, Feb. 17. The IIC Bowling Event is in remembrance of longtime Indians front office employee Brad Morris, who worked 27 years with

Indianapolis’ Jeremy Martin Named International League Visiting Clubhouse Attendant of the Year

Martin started as a clubhouse assistant at the Vic in 1997; became visiting clubhouse manager in 2009
November 28, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball today announced the winners of Head Groundskeeper of the Year and Home and Visiting Clubhouse Attendant of the Year Awards for each of the full season leagues, and Indianapolis’ Jeremy Martin was recognized as the 2023 International League Visiting Clubhouse Attendant of the Year.

Hey Batter, Batter, SWING! Indianapolis Indians Charities to Host SWING Presented by Krieg DeVault on Sept. 27, 2024

Premium tickets purchased today only on Giving Tuesday are discounted to $200
November 28, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians and Indianapolis Indians Charities today announced the return of SWING presented by Krieg DeVault, with SWING 2024 set for Friday, Sept. 27, at Victory Field. Over 2,000 attendees enjoyed the inaugural signature charity event this past September. Krieg DeVault was the presenting sponsor of SWING

Rowdie’s Home Plate Holiday Returns Saturday, Dec. 2

The holiday tradition will take place in Victory Field’s Elements Financial Club
November 20, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – While Victory Field’s playing surface is under repair, the Indianapolis Indians’ mischievous mascot Rowdie has been hard at work in the front office this offseason in preparation for Rowdie’s Home Plate Holiday presented by Riley Children’s Health and Williams Comfort Air. The holiday event runs from 8-11 AM

Indians Announce Front Office Additions, Promotions

October 25, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Throughout the 2023 season and into the early offseason, the Indianapolis Indians have welcomed seven new full-time hires along with making two internal promotions. The organization recently completed its 121st season of operation and finished fourth out of 120 Minor League Baseball teams in overall (556,775) and average

Canaan Smith-Njigba Earns International League September Player of the Month

The outfielder led the IL in batting average, doubles and RBI
October 9, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball today announced that Indianapolis Indians outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba was named the International League September Player of the Month after he led league qualifiers with a .417 batting average (30-for-72), nine doubles and 24 RBI in 19 games.

Savannah Bananas to Play Three Consecutive Days at Victory Field in June 2024

The Vic hosted the two biggest crowds in Banana Ball history this summer
October 5, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – You want Bananas, you’re getting Bananas. The Savannah Bananas today announced destinations for their 2024 Banana Ball World Tour, and Victory Field is once again on the map. The Vic will host the Savannah Bananas and Party Animals for three consecutive dates from June 27-29, 2024.

Quinn Priester Named to International League All-Star Team

Priester went on a career-high seven-game winning streak from May 4-Aug. 25
October 4, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball today announced that right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester was named to the International League postseason All-Star team after he finished the 2023 season among league leaders in wins (T-3rd, 9) and strikeouts (5th, 116).

Indianapolis Indians Release 2024 Schedule

Indy’s 2024 season begins March 29 at Louisville; home opener set for April 2 vs. Memphis
October 4, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced their schedule for the 2024 season which begins Friday, March 29 on the road against the Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Indy’s home opener is set for 6:35 PM on Tuesday, April 2 against the Memphis Redbirds, the top farm

Nineteen Former Indians Competing in MLB Postseason

Tampa Bay has four former Indians on their active roster and coaching staff
October 3, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2023 Major League Baseball postseason begins today with four best-of-three Wild Card series, and 19 former Indianapolis Indians are scattered among eight of the 12 teams looking to make a run to a World Series championship.

Start to Finish, the Indians’ 2023 Season was a Roller Coaster

September 27, 2023

The 121st Indians season began early, and with a loud clap of offensive thunder. Opening Night against Omaha was the first March game in franchise history, and after one inning, Indianapolis led 5-0. Endy Rodríguez, among the most renowned prospects on the roster, homered on the first pitch he saw.

Outfielder Ryan Vilade Named IL Player of the Week

Vilade led the International League with 14 hits from Sept. 18-24
September 25, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball and the Indianapolis Indians today announced that outfielder Ryan Vilade has been named the International League Player of the Week after he led the league in hits.

Three-Run Fifth Carries Indians to Victory Over Red Wings in Season Finale

Vilade tallies four hits and Perez pops long homer in triumph
September 24, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Nick Gonzales and Ryan Vilade drilled run-scoring doubles in a three-run fifth inning, Joe Perez launched a two-run home run in the eighth, and the Indianapolis Indians finished the season on a high note with a 5-1 win over the Rochester Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at Victory

Red Wings Outlast Indians in Extras

Shackelford led the team with two hits
September 23, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite forcing extra innings with a little league home run by Vinny Capra after grounding into a force out in the bottom of the ninth on a play riddled with errors, the Rochester Red Wings outlasted the Indianapolis Indians in 11 innings on Saturday night at Victory Field,

Indianapolis Indians Announce 2023 Team Award-Winners

Seven members of Indy’s roster earn end-of-season recognition
September 23, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that outfielder/first baseman Miguel Andújar has been named the team’s 2023 Most Valuable Player after he consistently ranked among the top sluggers in the International League in multiple offensive categories. Right-handed pitchers Quinn Priester and Hunter Stratton, southpaw Cam Alldred, outfielder Ryan Vilade

Owings’ Bases-Clearing Triple Lifts Indians Over Red Wings

Crowe pitched 6.0 shutout innings in the win
September 22, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Owings roped a go-ahead, bases-clearing triple as the Indianapolis Indians earned a come-from-behind victory over the Rochester Red Wings on Friday night at Victory Field, 8-7.

Canaan Smith-Njigba Named Indians September Player of the Month

Smith-Njigba has an active nine-game hitting streak
September 22, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today named corner outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba as their September Player of the Month. He currently leads the International League in batting average, RBI and hits in September.