Posted April 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Travis Hafner came home and helped the Yankees wreck Cleveland's opener. Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as injury-riddled New York ruined the Indians' highly anticipated first home game under manager Terry Francona with an 11-6 win Monday. Hafner hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) and added an RBI single in the third. Cano connected in the fifth and sixth for the Yankees, who are trying to hold on until All-Stars Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira get healthy and come off the disabled list. Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) shook off a shaky, 34-pitch first and showed no signs of being bothered by a bruised right middle finger as the Yankees finally won a home opener after losing their own and Detroit's last week. Mike Aviles hit a two-run homer in the eighth for Cleveland. It was a sweet homecoming for Hafner, who spent 10 seasons with the Indians before signing a ...

Clay Rapada re-signed with the Yankees to a minor league contract

Clay Rapada has re-signed with the Yankees (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Left-handed reliever Clay Rapada has signed with the New York Yankees on a minor league contract. Rapada, 32, has been in the major leagues for six years, his last year spent with the Yankees. In 2012, Clay Rapada had a 3-0 record with a 2.82 ERA. He struck out 38 in 38.1 innings. In 2012, Rapada held...

Granderson to have brace removed soon

Curtis Granderson is inching towards resuming full baseball activities, as he will have the brace on his injured right forearm removed soon, according to the Newark Star Ledger. Yesterday marked six weeks since Granderson was hit by a J.A. Happ fastball in his first spring training at-bat. The slugging outfielder has been running, taking fly balls and lifting with his legs, so he...

Hafner, Cano power Yankees past Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Travis Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as the injury-riddled New York Yankees wrecked the Indians' opener -- and manager Terry Francona's first home game -- with an 11-6 win Monday. Hafner hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) and added an RBI single in the third. Cano connected...

Carlos Carrasco ejected for throwing at Kevin Youkilis' head

During Tuesday's Yankees-Indians game, Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco was ejected in his first start since August 3, 2011 for throwing at the head of Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning, and threw at Youkilis the pitch after Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead. The ironic part is that Carrasco served...

Minors Wrap-Up: DePaula Shines in Pro Debut

(Photo: River Avenue Blues) Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Final Score: Pawtucket 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 2 WP: Beato (1-0) LP: Stoneburner (0-1) SV: De La Torre (1) 1B Luke Murton                 2-4, R, 2B 3B Addison Maruszak     2-4, RBI SS Gil Velazquez               1-3, RBI SP Graham Stoneburner   4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K RP Juan Cedeno...

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Around the Farm: April 8, 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. Toru Murata: SP, Akron: W (1-0), 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 9K: Murata will likely never end up as a top prospect, but he certainly knows how to pitch. In 2011, Murata went 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA...

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco ejected

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch. Carrasco, who recently finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at Kansas City's Billy Butler in 2011, had just given up a homer to Robinson Cano, giving the New York Yankees a 7-0 lead Tuesday night, when he drilled Youkilis with his next...

Indians place C Marson on 15-day disabled list

The Indians have placed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain sustained in a home-plate collision. Marson was bowled over Saturday night at Tampa Bay by Desmond Jennings. Marson did not suffer a concussion, and manager Terry Francona said the backup was making progress. However, the team placed Marson on the DL for the first time in his career before...

What If?

What if the Yankees don't get any better when Derek, Tex, A-Rod and Grandy get back?

2013 Coaching Staffs

Here are the 2013 coaching assignments at all levels of the Cleveland Indians Player Development system.Columbus Clippers (AAA)Chris Tremie, ManagerTony Arnold, Pitching CoachPhil Clark, Hitting CoachAkron Aeros (AA)Edwin Rodriguez, ManagerGreg Hibbard, Pitching CoachJim Rickon, Hitting CoachCarolina Mudcats (A+)Dave Wallace, ManagerJeff Harris, Pitching CoachRouglas Odor, Hitting...

Burning River Radio Episode 4

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...

Series Preview: Yankees at Indians 4/8-11

New York Yankees (2-4) at Cleveland Indians (3-3)  Series 3, Games 7, 8, 9 and 10 Progressive Field (2012): 0.899*, Pitchers park. *Park Factor compares the rate of stats at home vs. the rate of stats on the road. A rate higher than 1.000 favors the hitter. Below 1.000 favors the pitcher. Series Overview   The New York Yankees help open up Progressive Field...
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