Posted December 02, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi, who played briefly with Colorado and Pittsburgh last season. The 29-year-old Pagnozzi spent most of last season with the Rockies' Triple-A team at Colorado Springs. He batted .275 with three homers and 29 RBIs in 54 games. He played in seven games for Colorado and was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Sept. 14. He finished the year with Pittsburgh, appearing in five games. Pagnozzi began his pro career in 2003 with St. Louis, which selected him in the eighth round of the draft. He spent eight years in the Cardinals organization, making his major league debut in 2009. Pagnozzi is the nephew of former NL All-Star catcher Tom Pagnozzi.

Around the Farm: December 1

Steven WrightAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday...

Indians sign Pagnozzi

Matt PagnozziToday the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.Pagnozzi, 29, is a journeyman catcher with nine years of pro experience and spent most of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies organization where he hit .275 (49-for-178) with 13...

MLB’s New CBA & What It Means for the Indians: Part 4 – International Draft?

Yesterday, I left you with a bit of a teaser about the new CBA.  Something about a “new” draft.  Before we get there, though, it’s important to remember what the current draft consists of. Here’s something I wrote a couple years back: [T]he Rule 4 draft is what we’re more likely to think of as a traditional draft, where amateur players are selected by professional teams...

Indians sign Pagnozzi to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

2012 Player Development and Coaching Staffs announced

Today the Cleveland Indians have announced their 2012 organizational staff alignment within the Player Development System for the upcoming season.Rob Leary has joined the organization as Field Coordinator and Mickey Callaway has moved from his role as High-A Kinston pitching coach to Pitching Coordinator in 2012. Both of them join Travis Fryman (Infield Coordinator) and Alan Zinter...

2012 Scouting Videos: Volume 5

Ronny RodriguezToday we continue along with the fifth batch of Cleveland Indians 2012 scouting videos. Here are the the previously posted volumes:Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4I shot tons of video of over a 100 players this past season, and Michael Taylor edited down the collection of video for each player to make their 2012 videos for their upcoming 2012 scouting reports. From...

Around the Farm: December 3

Mitch Nilsson<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10.0pt;">Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the...

Sarbaugh returns to Columbus

Mike Sarbaugh (Photo: IPI)Today the Cleveland Indians have announced the staffs for both their Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron affiliates.Manager Mike Sarbaugh will return to manage Columbus for a third straight season where in his first two seasons there he has led them to International League Championships. Ruben Niebla will return as the pitching coach at Columbus and Phil...

Minor Moves: Hernandez, Pagnozzi, Brown

The most recent minor moves from around MLB... The Astros announced that they signed infielder Diory Hernandez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. The 27-year-old, who has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Braves, posted a .201/.229/.308 line in 289 Triple-A plate appearances this past season. The Rangers signed catcher Dusty...

Tribe signs catcher Pagnozzi to Minors deal

The Indians added to their catching depth on Friday, signing free-agent Matt Pagnozzi to a Minor League contract that includes a non-roster invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.

2012 Coaching Staffs

Here are the 2012 coaching assignments at all levels of the Cleveland Indians Player Development system. In the future, this listing can be viewed for easy reference in the "Resource" tab located below the site header.Columbus Clippers (AAA)Mike Sarbaugh, ManagerRuben Niebla, Pitching CoachPhil Clark, Hitting CoachMichael Salazar, Athletic TrainerAkron Aeros (AA)Chris...

Samsung Lions Sign Mitch Talbot

The Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization have signed Mitch Talbot for $300K, according to Korean reports relayed by Dan of The Indians, Talbot's former team, outrighted him off of the roster after the regular season, which made him a free agent. The 28-year-old posted a 6.64 ERA with 5.1 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 63 2/3 innings for the Indians in 2011, though...

Are the Cleveland Indians planning any free-agent moves? Hey, Hoynsie!

The winter meetings and the free-agent market keeps Paul Hoynes' mailbag percolating.
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