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Waiting For Next Year:
Attempting to get back in to game shape after a stint on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a game-tying, two-run home run in the eighth inning of an extra inning win for the Lake County Captains.
Santana, who has reportedly been improving since being hit by a foul ball on May 25, has passed the latest neurological test required by Major League Baseball this past Saturday and doesn’t expect him to need another exam. The Indians, who have lost seven of their last nine games — most of which have been without Santana in the line-up, expect their catcher to be able to play in this week’s series in Detroit against the Tigers.
In 43 games through the 2012 MLB season, Santana is hitting .245 with five home runs and 24 RBI.
[Related: Indians Weekend Wrapup: A Conclusion To An Unimpressive Week]
BEST OF MAXIM
From the Indians-
“Carlos Santana has been cleared to DH tonight for Lake County. They play Ft Wayne at 7PM tonight in Eastlake.”
Sounds like a good reason to take in a Captains game to me. Santana should be ready to play in Detroit Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.
[Related: Indians notes]
DETROIT (AP) -- Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana is back from a concussion and batting cleanup Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Indians manager Manny Acta made Santana his designated hitter, but he says he'll probably be back behind the plate Wednesday night. The 26-year-old Santana was diagnosed with a mild concussion and placed on the 7-day disabled list on May 27...
In what’s becoming something of standard analysis of the Indians’ Rule 4 draft, Keith Law chimed in on Cleveland’s haul (Insider Required):
This started somewhat poorly with the overdraft of Tyler Naquin (1), a plus runner who should hit (albeit without power) but does have to prove he can play centerfield.
But Cleveland rolled the dice on more ceiling with their next...
Cleveland Indians catches Carlos Santana is expected to be activated before Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Santana has been on the disabled list since he suffered a concussion May 25 when a foul tip hit his mask in Chicago.| He took batting practice, ran the bases and worked a bullpen session Sunday without problems. He was scheduled to DH for Class A Lake County...
A day after drafting OF Tyler Naquin from Texas A&M with their first round pick, The Indians have gone for a pitcher. In the second round, #79 overall, the Tribe has selected Right-handed starter Mitchell Brown from Rochester, Minnesota. The hard-throwing high school senior was “widely regarded as the top prep player in the state” according to the Indians Twitter account...
The Cleveland Indians selected infielder Nick Hamilton, the son of long-time Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton, in the 35th round of today’s portion of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Hamilton, 22, is a red-shirt junior at Kent State University in Kent, OH. On the 2012 season, the 6-foot-1-inch, 190-pound Hamilton batted .364 (59-162) with 12 doubles, 2 triples, one home run...
Before I start, I am not going to lie to you and tell you that I know what kind of a player the Indians are getting in OF Tyler Naquin. I have never seen him play. However, I have done enough reading over the past few days to be aware of his skill set and what he potentially can bring to the table for the organization.
In case you have been living under a rock, you know the Indians...
The Indians had a scheduled off day Monday, their second in five days. The break allowed Cleveland to use a four-man rotation during that period, and it was telling which pitcher was skipped. The choice was Ubaldo Jimenez, who at the start of the season was considered to be the No. 1-A starter behind Opening Day starter Justin Masterson. Team officials believed that Masterson and...
There was nothing to suggest the Indians were going to get the performance they received from Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday night. Cleveland was happy to see it however, as Jimenez pitched into the seventh inning, allowing one run as the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 at Comerica Park. Jimenez, who has been a disappointment this season, came into the game facing one of his least...
Cleveland Indians had one of the best plays of the MLB season on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. The play by Asdrubal Cabrera helped clinch the win for the Indians, 4-2.
Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Casey Kotchman hit a two-run shot for the Indians, who improved to 5-0 against Detroit this season.
Miguel Cabrera and Don Kelly...
I’m normally not a big fan of blind Player X/Player Y comparisons. I can’t stand the suspense. In this case, though, I picked the players, so I already know who they are. You already know who one of them is if you read the title of this piece, but let’s pretend it’s still a surprise:
DETROIT (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched impressively into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking only one. The right-hander entered the game with 42 walks in 56 innings this year...
John Gladstone Graney
Best Season (1916)
OK, how many of you had this one?
The Indians traveled to Detroit to play the Tigers, a city in which they had lost 23 of their last 26 games. Starting for the Tigers was rookie left-hander Drew Smyly, a guy they had never faced. The Indians entered 4-12 and ranked dead last in the AL in batting average and on-base percentage against left-handed starters. Taking the mound for the...