Found September 02, 2012 on Burning River Baseball:
Roster Update: In addition to the three minor leaguers brought up yesterday, the Indians have now added Frank Herrmann back to the roster. Already these September Call-ups are being thrown into action with Russ Canzler starting yesterday and producing and both him and Thomas Neal starting today. Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera is sitting out today for the second game in a row nursing his sore wrist. He has been slumping of late, but even when playing poorly is still a huge part of the Indians offense, so they can't afford to have him out for long. Lonnie Chisenhall will begin his rehab assignment today and hopefully will be back with the team within the next week. When he was first hit by the pitch that broke his arm it looked like he could be out for the entire season, but Chisenhall has worked hard to get back in time to play a few more games this year with the Tribe. This is huge since Jack Hannahan has been absolutely horrendous offensively and the Indians have no other tr...

Indians recall RHP Frank Herrmann

The Tribe recalled 28 year old RHP reliever Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus. Herrmann, 0-0 in four appearances with the Tribe (giving up 3 runs in 5.2 innings), was 2-2 with 8 saves in 42 relief appearances with Columbus. Herrmann has a career 4.64 ERA in 106.2 innings. [Related: Looking for Leaders in the Cleveland Indians Clubhouse]

Indians Promote Russ Canzler and Scott Barnes

The Cleveland Indians today, per press release, announced the club has recalled Russ Canzler and Scott Barnes from AAA Columbus and purchased the contract Thomas Neal from AA Akron. Canzler, 26, spent the entire 2012 Minor League season in Columbus where he hit .265 (129-487) with 36 doubles, 3 triples, 22 home runs and 79RBI in 130 games (.328OB/.487SLG/.815OPS). He led the Clippers...

MLB News: Indians and Clippers Extend Affiliation Agreement

The Columbus Clippers and the Cleveland Indians announced, per press release, a two year extension of their player development contract which will now extend through the 2016 season. Ken Schnacke, President & GM, had these comments:  “These first four seasons of being affiliated with the Cleveland Indians in our new ballpark has exceeded all of our expectations. The awards...

Indians call up three minor leaguers

The Cleveland Indians expanded their roster to 28 players Saturday by recalling infielder Russ Cansler and left-hander Scott Barnes from Class AAA Columbus and purchasing the contract of outfielder Thomas Neal from Class AA Akron. Canzler, 26, hit .265 with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 130 games. Barnes, 24, was 2-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 31 games for Columbus. In three...

Indians' Kluber earns first major league win

Not much has gone right for the Cleveland Indians in the second half of the season. Most of the hitters have been in slumps, and most of the pitchers have struggled. However, one pitcher who is making the most of a bad situation is rookie right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched six solid innings Monday against a very good Detroit Tigers lineup to help lead the Indians to a rare...

Indians extend triple-A contract with Columbus

The Cleveland Indians announced Monday a two-year extension of their player development contract with triple-A Columbus that will run through the 2016 season. “The Clippers are a first-class organization that provides our players and staff with a major league-caliber operation and facility,” Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. “We look forward to continuing this...

5-24 August is worst month in Indians history

Thankfully for the Cleveland Indians, August is over, but not before they set a record for the worst month in franchise history. Cleveland's 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday capped a 5-24 month. The Indians' previous worst single-month record was 6-24 in July 1914. "It's been a really tough month on all of us. We can't wait to move on," pitcher...

Indians pitch their way past Rangers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jeanmar Gomez and three Cleveland relievers combined to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 and the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday night. The win was Cleveland's sixth in 34 games since July 27. Texas entered with a four-game lead in the AL West over Oakland and lost for just the fifth time in 16 games. Gomez worked 5 2-3 innings. Joe Smith, Esmil...

Box Score: Indians 3, Rangers 8

Indians rookie Thomas Neal got his first major league hit, Rangers rookie Jurickson Profar hit a home run in his first major league AB and the Tribe snapped their one game winning streak, falling 8-3 to the Rangers. Indians starter Zach McAllister (5-6, 4.26 ERA) gave up 7 runs in 5 innings and Carlos Santana hit his 14th home run. The Tribe travels to Detroit to take on the Tigers...

Indians 3, Tigers 2

Asdrubal Cabrera's tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday, giving right-hander Corey Kluber his first career victory. Detroit entered the day tied for first in the AL Central. It was tied at 2 in the seventh when reliever Darin Downs (1-1) allowed two singles and a walk to load the bases with...

Where We At? August 2012

With the worst months in Indians history over there wasn't much movement up or down the power rankings. Most of the movement that did occur happened because seven new players were added to the 25 man roster.  1. Shin-Soo Choo Even (+1) 30 SO: This is the first time for Choo in the number one spot after being held by Hafner for a month, then Kipnis for the rest of the year...

Indians recall RHP Hermann

The Cleveland Indians recalled right-handed pitcher Frank Hermann from Class AAA Columbus, the club announced Sunday. Herrmann, 28, went 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA in a team-best 42 relief appearances for Columbus. He made four appearances for Cleveland earlier this year.

Box Score: Indians 3, Rangers 5

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up four runs in 5.2 innings and the Tribe dropped their 15th game out of 16 tries. The Indians face the Rangers tomorrow night at Progressive Field. Robert Hernandez will take the mound against Texas lefty Scott Feldman, first pitch is 7:05pm.   Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Texas 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 12 2 Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0...
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