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Cleveland Indians NIck Swisher Leaves Team After Wife Has Baby

First and foremost congratulations to Nick Swisher, his wife and the new baby girl that they welcomed to this world Tuesday afternoon. The first baseman was placed on the paternity leave list by the Cleveland Indians. He is allowed to enjoy these moments with his family for a few days and hopefully he takes full advantage. FFLockerRoom hopes for a healthful childhood. The post...

MLB News: Indians recall Scott Barnes; designate David Huff for assignment

The Indians announced today that they have recalled LHP Scott Barnes from AAA Columbus- “Barnes begins his third stint (April 28, May 5-9) with Cleveland, posting an ERA of 4.50 in 3 relief outings to date with the Indians (4.0IP, 1H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 4K, .077AVG). With Columbus this season he is 2-2 with a 5.74ERA in 12 games, all in relief (15.2IP, 14H, 10ER, 8BB, 19K, .255AVG). He...

Indians: Francona generates confidence, even to starting pitchers

Time to go "Nine Innings" with the Indians as they head into Wednesday nights game against Detroit and Justin Verlander (yes, its very unsophisticated play off First and 10 in that other sport deal with it) 1) When the season started, may doubted the Indians starting pitching. Most questioned it. Few believed it would be dependable without an upgrade. Well, something has...

Around The Farm: May 23, 2013

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. Note that Carolina was rained out last night. Carlos Moncrief (RF, Akron): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO Moncrief has so much talent and the ability to take over games and he...

Indians activate Nick Swisher from paternity list

credit: getty images The Cleveland Indians have activated first basemen Nick Swisher from the paternity list. Swisher had been away for a few days after his wife gave birth to a baby girl. Born on May 21, Swisher and his wife actress Joanna Garcia-Swisher revealed the baby’s name to be Emerson Jay Swisher. “We are overjoyed, blessed and so full of love that our daughter Emme...

Around The Farm: May 21, 2013

Chun Chen (Columbus, 1B) – 3-4, 1 R - Chun Chen’s adjustment to the Triple-A level has been nothing if not speedy.  After a 1-for-5 debut Sunday, he has posted two straight three-hit outings.  He is showing that he can hit well at a high level, however, for him to make it long-term in the Major Leagues, he will need to shore up his defensive game or hit so well that he merits...

A Chisenhall Update

It may be easy to forget among the Indians recent successes, especially with how well Mark Reynolds has been playing defensively at third base, but Lonnie Chisenhall is still in AAA. His minimum limit has just passed and he was not immediately brought back up to Cleveland, so it seems like a good time to check up on his progress. He has played eight games since his demotion and...

Minor Happenings: Chen's red hot bat earns him a promotion

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which is a great time to enjoy some good weather, some baseball, and most importantly remember and honor all of the veterans out there. In today’s Happenings, Tony touches on the promotion of Chun Chen and his blistering performance to date and what it could mean for him as a major league option going forward. He also provides comments from Ross...

Scherzer shuts down Indians as Tigers win 5-1

CLEVELAND -- Max Scherzer took care of the Indians winning streak Tuesday night.And if there was a lingering doubt he wouldnt, which there wasnt, Miguel Cabrera made sure.Which is pretty much what a reigning MVP who is off to an incredible start does.Clevelands 5-1 loss came down to Scherzer being nearly unhittable. After giving up two hits, a hard-hit sacrifice fly and a run in...

Terry Francona Says He Never Rooted Against Red Sox When Visiting Fenway Park, But Now He Will ‘Like Crazy’ (Video)

Terry Francona might not have ended his time as Red Sox manager in storybook fashion, but he didn’t let that spoil his feelings toward his former team when he visited. Now, it’s a different story. While speaking with the media before his first return to Fenway as an opposing manager, Tito spoke about his feelings coming back to the ballpark where he helped lead a team to two...

Indians cruise in Francona’s Fenway return

Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians' 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park on Thursday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/indians-cruise-in-franconas-fenway-return

Hello Cleveland III: Francona deserves curtain call

The Guru Contributing Writer Terry Francona was the manager that accomplished what no Red Sox manager in 86 years had been able to do. Not Joe Cronin, not Dick Williams, not Don Zimmer, not John McNamara. It was Terry Francona that brought a World Series Championship to Boston. Francona was on top of the world in 2004. He was no Grady Little. And he was back on top in 2007 as...

Terry Francona Returns To Boston

Terry Francona returned to Boston Thursday for the first time since his firing from the Red Sox in 2011. Terry Francona knows Fenway Park. He knows Boston. He helped bring the Boston Red Sox two titles in his eight-year tenure there, including a magical, curse-breaking eight-game run to the 2004 title. The Red Sox were relevant every single year with Francona at the helm. Now Francona...

Red Sox-Indians Live: John Lackey Tasked With Slowing Down Indians After Rough Series Opener for Sox

8 a.m. ET: Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday was special, but the end result was a far cry from what the Red Sox anticipated. The Indians jumped all over Ryan Dempster and pounded out 16 hits en route to a 12-3 victory. It was the third straight shaky outing for Dempster, who has failed four times to record his third win of the year. Now, John Lackey will be asked...
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