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Jason Giambi: elder statesman. “Giambi hopes to make the Indians’ roster as a pinch-hitter and occasional designated hitter, the kind of bench player his old general manager with the Yankees, Brian Cashman, calls a big, hairy monster. Two years ago, Giambi hit 10 home runs in 99 at-bats against right-handers. He still has pop, probably. He definitely has wisdom.
“He’s not a veteran, he’s the veteran,” Manager Terry Francona said. “I’ve already gone to him three or four times asking him questions. He’s solid. Brings a lot.”
Francona and Giambi have something in common: each interviewed for manager’s jobs after last season. Giambi interviewed twice for the job in Colorado, where he played the last four seasons. The Rockies hired Walt Weiss but offered to make Giambi their hi
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Before people even had a chance to recover from their St. Patrick's Day hangovers, the Indians were hard at work once again trimming down the roster as Opening Day looms now just two weeks away. As the team prepared to take on the Brewers Monday at Goodyear Ballpark, numerous players were either optioned to a minor league affiliate or simply reassigned to minor league camp. Additionally...
Vinnie Pestano will be joining his Tribe teammates in Goodyear, AZ a little earlier than he and Team USA had hoped. The US was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic at the hands of a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico on Friday night.
With one on and two out, trailing 1-0 in the 6th, Pestano took the mound for Team USA replacing starter Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. Pestano gave up a single...
The Cleveland Indians may have been a bit premature when they named Justin Masterson as their opening day starter. Masterson still looks like he is in search of what he once had on the mound. Yesterday Masterson was rocked for a 5 run first inning in a spring training game. We know it is spring training, but Masterson has to find a way to bring his good stuff to the mound. The bad...
There is a lot of excitement in Cleveland about the upcoming baseball season, particularly since the club landed players like Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.
Still, fans remain cautiously optimistic about their team’s chances this coming season. In Cleveland, cautious optimism is typically the feeling that precedes crushing defeat. This year, Cleveland fans hope that changes.
The Indians minor leaguers took on the Rangers on Sunday, and there were plenty of noteworthy performances and some not so good showings. Tony was there to witness the action yesterday and provides all the stats for all four teams, and touches on the great day at the plate for the likes of Jose Ramirez, Dorssys Paulino, Manuel Boscan, Francisco Mejia and lots of others, and also...
The Indians minor league teams were in action on Saturday against the Brewers, and Tony provides a recap of how everyone did in each game. T.J. House and Toru Murata were crisp in their outings for Columbus, Michael Goodnight struggled for Akron, Leonardo Castillo was perfect on the day for Carolina, Nelson Rodriguez showed the power (again) for Lake County, and tons more.
Asdrubel Cabrera and Jason Giambi each homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-3 win over a Giants split squad on Saturday.
Cabrera, recently returned from the World Baseball Classic, hit his first spring home run off Double-A pitcher Chris Heston. Giambi, a non-roster invitee hit his second home run off Jake Dunning.
The Indians held a 2-1 lead going into the ninth.
Right-hander Brett Myers pitched four uneven innings, and the Cleveland Indians fell 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday.
Across four innings, Myers allowed seven hits and four earned runs, and he also walked three while striking out two. The start certainly left a lot to be desired, and Myers now has a 7.11 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this spring...
The Goodyear Notebook is back for another run this spring, and Tony will be updating us for most of the next 10-12 days on the happenings at minor league camp for the Indians. He will be providing daily comments from the front office and does so today with info on the plan for Trey Haley and more. Tony also has details on the rehabs of Austin Adams and Geoff Davenport, the impressive...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Daisuke Matsuzaka will not make the Cleveland Indians’ opening-day roster.
Matsuzaka, trying to make a comeback after pitching in just 11 games last season with Boston following elbow reconstruction surgery, may accept an offer to stay in the club’s minor league camp. The 32-year-old Japanese right-hander was trying to win a spot in Cleveland’s rotation...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka will not make the Cleveland Indians' opening-day roster.
Matsuzaka, trying to make a comeback after pitching in just 11 games last season with Boston following elbow reconstruction surgery, may accept an offer to stay in the club's minor league camp. The 32-year-old Japanese right-hander was trying to win a spot in Cleveland's...
The minor league spring games kicked off on Friday, and the IBI has the full detail on how every player did in all four games. Columbus was awesome on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout, Jeremy Hermida, Francisco Lindor, Juan Romero and others had big days at the plate, and several players returned from injury.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver/return specialist Josh Cribbs flew to Arizona to meet with the Cardinals Sunday night to put the final touches on his new contract. Cribbs is set to take a physical on Monday and if things go well he could be signing his first free agency contract as early as today. This would officially end his Career with the Cleveland Browns, a team he has served...
Over the past 13 season since they returned to the NFL, the Cleveland Browns have given fans one playoff appearance, two winning seasons, and many laughable defeats. You can think of the franchise as huge bowl of delicious Cool Whip with a giant turd in the middle of it. However, there were a few bright spots that appeared over the years, and one of which was Josh Cribbs.