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Roster Update: The did something very dumb today as they brought back Lou Marson from the DL in exchange for Yan Gomes, who went back to Columbus. The Indians claim they sent Gomes back to AAA because they want him to play everyday, but with Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher signed long term, it is unlikely that Gomes would ever be the starting catcher for the Indians and he is already better than Marson both offensively and defensively. There was absolutely no good reason for this move.
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis wins his first Player of the Game of 2013 with a single, two steals and one of two Indians RBI. He also made a great diving catch early in the game. His final score was 1.99.
Jason Kipnis came through in the clutch in the sixth inning, knocking Jose Quintana out of the game after he had pitched just under 19 consecutive shut out innings. Kipnis singled after Drew Stubbs and Michael Brantley had already reached base and knocked in Stubbs for t...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list (neck).
Marson had been on the disabled list for the first time in his career following a collision with Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings at home plate on April 9 in Tampa Bay. He was previously hitless on the season, walking twice in two games.
To make room for Marson on the 25-man roster, the Indians...
The Akron Aeros nearly got over .500 in a week for the first time, but fell short after they dropped four of seven. The Aeros held leads deep into the game but stumbled to close out games, something manager Edwin Rodriguez remarked upon Sunday afternoon.
"When the players get to Double-A," Rodriguez said. "They have the talent to be here, but they have to develop...
CF Tyler Naquin, Carolina Mudcats: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB: The doubts about Naquin's power potential are starting to be answered early on. Naquin notched his sixth double and second home run on Thursday night, on top of one triple he has this season as well. He will never be a 20+ home run a year guy, but if he can continue to show good gap power that can turn into doubles...
MLB News: On Wednesday the Cleveland Indians activated catcher Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list, after recovering from a brutal collision at home plate. He will once again serve as Carlos Santana‘s backup. To make room for him the Indians optioned catcher Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus. In yet another move, the Indians also assigned Fernando Nieve to the same minor league...
Three weeks into the season and Indians outfielder Nick Swisher can't contain his excitement over his new team.
The veteran will have to wait another day to help Cleveland try to extend its three-game winning streak after rain postponed Tuesday night's game against Chicago White Sox.
The game was called three hours and 35 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. Starters...
The Cleveland Indians are looking to match their longest winning streak from last season, and facing the slumping Chicago White Sox may be enough.
The Indians look to capitalize on another meeting with the White Sox as they try for a fourth straight victory Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cleveland (8-10) went 68-94 last year, finishing ahead of only Minnesota (66-96) in the...
The Indians’ season hinges on starting pitchers’ Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco.
It really is that simple.
With or without the two youngsters, the baseball season still will be an entertaining one here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, but to have any chance at being good, Bauer and Carrasco have to not only be a part of this starting rotation, but have to be good...
Tyler Naquin (Carolina, CF) - 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI - Naquin's been strong all season, but tonight he took it to another level as he picked up his second and third doubles of the season as well as his 9th and 10th RBI. Naquin is now batting .303. While his OBP (.370) and tendency to strike out rather than walk (19 Ks to only 5 BBs) are a little worrisome, it is good to remember...
The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list last week when he sustained a laceration on his right hand. The injury required five stitches, which are scheduled to be removed Thursday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Indians CF Michael Bourn (15-day DL) is scheduled to have the stitches removed from his injured right index finger on...
Rarely do players successfully transition to more difficult positions, but the Cleveland Indians believe second base prospect Tony Wolters can be the next infielder to be successful converted into a catcher. It’s common for a player to move to a less valuable position when his abilities fall short of major league competency, but occasionally a player will increase his value by...
Zebulon, N.C. – Despite early home runs by both teams on Thursday night, the Carolina Mudcats took the four-game series over the Potomac Nationals with a 4-1 win.
In the first inning, Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor worked the count to full before he hit a home run over the left-center field wall and pushed the score to 1-0. Mudcats centerfielder Tyler Naquin countered...
SCRANTON, PA - On a cold morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, some late inning heroics from the Clippers propelled Columbus to their tenth win of the year, defeating Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-4.
In his third start of the year for the Clippers, phenom Trevor Bauer continued his dominance of the International League.
Aside from a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning and a double...
Coach's Corner returns to the IBI today for the 2013 season, and is a piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really breaks down and discusses several players on the roster. He recently had a chance to sit down with High-A Carolina manager Dave Wallace and they talked about in detail the transition that Tony Wolters is making to catcher...
8:01 PM – I just learned that today is Terry Francona’s birthday. Hours before, I heard that it’s also Jack Nicholson’s birthday. What a small world! I can only imagine the fun those two might have at a birthday party together, what with all of the chewing tobacco and nubile feminine attention. Sounds like a good time. You know what else sounds like a good time? Live...
Cleveland Indians (8-11) at Kansas City Royals (10-8)
Series 8, Games 20, 21, 22 and 23
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City: 0.863, Extreme pitchers park.
Friday, April 26 8:10 EDT (STO)
Scott Kazmir (0-0, 16.20 ERA) vs. Ervin Santana (2-1, 2.48 ERA)
Santana now has quality starts in each of his past three appearances, a 2-1 record, 2.48 ERA...