Found February 03, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Former Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs was among several Major and Minor League players who participated in the University of Texas Alumni Weekend and Fan Appreciation Day over the weekend. The Texas alumnus joined fellow Longhorns alumni such as Giants first basemen Brandon Belt, White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks and Mariners pitcher Chance Ruffin in the baseball Alumni Game on Saturday. More than 2,500 fans received autographs from current and former players, while some even got the opportunity to play catch in the outfield grass. "It's a lot of fun because it's the first chance in a number of months to get together with some of our old teammates, get in front of these great fans and see where we stack up against the current guys," Stubbs said. Head coach Augie Garrido said the gathering of former players "meant everything" to him. The game itself ended in a tie (5-5). Yes, a la the 2003 All-Star Game when Commissioner Bud Selig controversia...

Cleveland Indians farm system ranked 19th by ESPN’s Keith Law

ESPN’s Keith Law has reveled his annual rankings of the farm systems with Major League Baseball, ranking the 2013 Cleveland Indians 19th overall. Formerly one of the worst in baseball, Law has bumped the Tribe up a bit due to the budding star Francisco Lindor and fellow glovesman Dorssys Paulino. Per Law: With Francisco Lindor and Dorssys Paulino, they have some of the best shortstop...

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #41 RHP Cody Anderson

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson. Anderson is still a little rough around the edges and is more of a projection at this point, but has the work ethic, aptitude, and stuff to be a whole lot more and is an interesting starting pitching prospect for the Indians. This coming season will tell a lot about him, and...

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #42 RHP Dylan Baker

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker. There are a lot of unknowns about Baker as he could be a boom or bust prospect for the Indians, and because of that he comes in with a more conservative ranking in this year's countdown. Tony breaks down all of the unlimited potential, but the many question marks about him...

Video: Hot Stove crew discusses Reds' chances at a repeat title crown

Your browser does not support iframes. What are the odds that the Reds repeat as National League Division champions? It's a question pondered by many during this long offseason, including Peter McCarthy, Jim Duquette, and Matthew Leach of's Hot Stove. Listen in as the crew discusses Cincinnati's chances at taking the division crown again in 2013. I'...

Julio Lugo Leaning Toward Retiring After Caribbean Series

Julio Lugo is prepared to call it a career. Lugo, who was the Red Sox’ starting shortstop when they won the 2007 World Series, indicated to that he’s leaning toward retiring after the Caribbean Series ends on Friday “It might be [the end], unless something comes that changes my mind,” Lugo reportedly said. “But I think this is going to be it for me.” Lugo sat...

Getting caught up on Reds news and notes from the past week

Stop, drop, and roll! Baseball season is almost here! + The beginning of spring training is quickly approaching, folks. Dusty Baker and his coaching staff are slated to arrive at the Goodyear, Arizona complex on Feb. 11. Pitchers and catchers are set to arrive the following day on Feb. 12. All other position players are due in camp by Feb. 15. The first preseason game will take...

MLB News: Indians reportedly sign OF Jeremy Hermida

The Cleveland Indians have added to their stable of low-risk-with-potential-reward players by signing outfielder Jeremy Hermida. Outfielder Jeremy Hermida has reached agreement on minor league deal with #indians. Former BA Prospect Handbook cover boy. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) February 4, 2013 Hermida, a former top prospect, provided a slash line of .250/.333/.375 across 27...

Indians sign Hermida to minor league deal

Today the Indians have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent outfielder Jeremy Hermida. The deal is still not official because he has yet to take his physical. Provided he passes his physical, the deal should be officially announced in the next few days and will probably include an invite to Major League spring training.

Indians sign OF Hermida to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians signed outfielder Jeremy Hermida to a minor league contract, reported Monday. Hermida, 29, was rated as a top 30 prospect by Baseball America three straight years, including No. 4 overall in 2006 but has not reached his projected potential. The 2002 first round draft pick of the Florida Marlins has not played regularly in the major leagues since...

Reds Add Parra

The Reds got this offseason started with some high-profile deals and they continued to tweak their roster by signing veteran southpaw Manny Parra. The former Brewer will compete for the final spot in their bullpen as a lefty specialist.

IBI Digest: 1/27/13-2/2/13

The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.

All-Time Indians: Al Lopez

  Name: Alfonso Ramon Lopez       Position: Manager/Catcher     Tribe Time: 1951-1956/1947         Number: ...
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