Until a new team name is announced, it will likely be known as the Cleveland Baseball Team.
It is unclear when they will switch their name, or what will replace it, although one of the people told the newspaper it could happen as soon as 2022.
The Cleveland team's current name dates to 1915.
Cleveland and Washington were not the only two teams that heard requests of changing their names.
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The Washington Redskins, the American football team, announced they would retire their team name after sponsors threatened to pull funding. The franchise had dropped its old Chief Wahoo mascot and logo in 2018 after the league said it was "no longer appropriate". Each of those teams has said it has no plans to change its name. Though that decision was applauded, the voice asking to remove "Indians" remains strong. The Tigers have the longest tenure of any American League franchise with the same name and same city. In the interim, the team is reportedly considering going by the Cleveland Baseball Team.
Dolan's family bought the Indians in 2000 and said he acknowledged that the Chief Wahoo logo was "problematic".
In the months since, the team has consulted players, front office members, coaching staff, community leaders, share holders and Native American groups.
Dolan vowed to meet with Native American groups and gauge their thoughts.
The new name will be "non-Native American based", the organization said in a statement. A block "C" was adopted in its place. However, the team is moving more quickly than expected.