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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Joey Wendle: DH, Carolina Mudcats: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K:
Mr. Wendle’s big offensive question marks are both his power potential and his ability to continue to hit as he starts to advance through the upper levels of the system to face off against the best pitching the minors has to offer. The Carolina league has certainly held that type of prestige in the past, so this really could bode well for what I would consider a bit of an early draft-pick surprise in the middle infielder (and apparently, a 3B too).
Tyler Holt: CF, Akron Aeros: 2-for-3, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K:
This is the Tyler Holt that the Indians were hoping for when they drafted him a few years back. When he’s at the top of the order and getting on base, he can create utter havoc. When you add the fact that Jose Ramirez, Chun Che...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Indians got shut out two games in a row by the Tampa Bay Rays. Today, it was pay-back time. The Indians offense destroyed the Tampa Bay pitching in-game 3 to avoid the sweep. Justin Masterson took to the mound for Cleveland and performed flawlessly in his second start for the Indians. Masterson pitched for 7 innings. He struck out 8 and only walked 3 while allowing only 2 Tampa...
What a week! The Tribe opened the 2013 season this past week, and it ended up being a pretty interesting week.
On multiple occasions, we saw the Indians' new-look offense come through, and we also saw a couple of outstanding starting pitching performances. We even saw both at once (ex. Sunday).
The Indians' home opener is today, which signifies the start of another fun-filled...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season.
Not that a lot was going to be taken from one turn through the rotation, but through five games the rotation has been as advertised as a volatile unit that is a complete wildcard for...
CLEVELAND — New Indians manager Terry Francona said he got lost making a two-block walk to Progressive Field for the home opener.
Francona, who is living in downtown Cleveland during the season, was thankful there were people on the streets Monday morning “because I got lost three times.” Francona joked that he doesn’t have a good sense of direction and was glad someone finally...
By now it is obvious that Ubaldo Jimenez has problems, mechanically. The Indians have been very patient with the big man. How ever, with the start of a new season and the streaky performances of Jimenez, should the Indians continue to stick with him? Jimenez doesn’t seem to have confidence. In yesterday’s home opener, he seemed to get rattled fairly easy when a 3rd strike...
Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana exited last night’s
contest against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning after he was struck on
the thumb by a pitch from teammate Chris Perez, according to Jordan Bastian of
Correction: left thumb (not wrist) contusion for Santana. No update on X-rays yet. Will more know Tuesday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.
The team made the move on Saturday.
Cleveland also recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday night against Tampa Bay.
The Indians had said Thursday that the moves were coming.
The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old.
Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body.
When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly.
“I don’t want him to sit a week...
We’ve waited a long time for the much anticipated 2013 Cleveland Indians season to begin. The complete makeover of the team, a culture change if you will, has been universally lauded across our fair city. It starts with manager Terry Francona. I think it was a good thing that the Indians started on a tough six-game road trip to AL East beasts Toronto and Tampa Bay. Because of...
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The one hour show airs every Tuesday and is hosted by IndiansBaseballInsider.com’s Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete and is brought to you by the Akron Aeros.
In tonight's show, Jim and Tony breakdown the first full week of the season for the Indians and give some early thoughts on anything to date that...
Terry Francona must have felt as if he was in a maze Monday morning.Why? Well, the first-year skipper of the Cleveland Indians reportedly got lost on his way to work.Francona, who lives about two blocks away from Progressive Field, attempted to walk to the stadium this morning ahead of Cleveland's home opener against the New York Yankees beginning at 4:05 p.m.Unfortunately, he...
Baseball is officially back! The big league club is in action, the minor league teams are playing, and you can go to your local ballpark and catch a game.
After the long offseason, I think everyone can join with me when I say "Finally!"
Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:
2013 Indians minor league full season rosters announced...
The landscape of how we watched sports has been forever changed by the Internet and social media. Twitter in particular has made sporting events even more of a communal experience, especially with fans spread throughout the country (and the world for that matter).
I love being able to see what people inside of a stadium or an arena have to say about the game as it happens. Getting...
Joe and Mike recorded another episode of Burning River Radio for your listening pleasure:
On this episode they discuss the Indians first week of baseball, including Ubaldo Jimenez's first start, Mark Reynolds power streak and Trevor Bauer's Indians debut. There is also an in depth discussion on the difference a manager can make in the game and how to quantify it...
Player of the Game
With one at bat, Mike Aviles took the Player of the Game award from this miserable baseball game. As a late game defensive replacement, Aviles got one chance and hit a two run home run for a score of 4.50. Ubaldo Jimenez had the second worst game of any Indian this year with a final score of -7.63 for his 6 runs allowed in 4.1 innings.