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The Indians added right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers to their roster on Wednesday before a game against the Cincinnati Reds, giving Cleveland a full bullpen for the second game of the intrastate series.
Cleveland got Rogers from Colorado for cash on Tuesday. The 26-year-old reliever went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA for the Rockies. Manager Manny Acta said the Indians are taking a chance on the hard-throwing pitcher, who has inconsistent control.
The Indians optioned infielder Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus to open a roster spot.
LaPorta was called up on June 3 and appeared in three games, going 2 for 11. He opened the season at Columbus and batted .307 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 46 games.
Cincinnati won the series opener 7-1 on Tuesday night.
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The Indians added newly acquired right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers and optioned Matt LaPorta to Class AAA Columbus. LaPorta, 27, was batting .182 (2 for 11) since being promoted June 3 to replace outfielder Johnny Damon, who was placed on the Paternity List. LaPorta, who lost the first base job to 1B Casey Kotchman in a spring training competition, hit .307 in Columbus, with 14...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Esmil Rogers from the Colorado Rockies for cash, hoping the reliever can get turned around in the American League.
The trade was completed shortly before the Indians started a three-game series against intrastate rival Cincinnati on Tuesday. A roster move will be made when Rogers joins the team.
Rogers went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA in...
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During today's Indians-Reds game, newly acquired Indians reliever Esmil Rogers was facing Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning. Frazier popped the ball foul towards the first base line, and Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (who is typically behind the dish as a catcher for Cleveland) barreled towards the stands to catch...
Roster Update: Matt LaPorta was sent back to AAA Columbus today to make room for Jairo Asencio, oops, I mean Esmil Rogers. This should be fun while it lasts and by that I mean it shouldn't be any fun at all. It's not like LaPorta blew anyone away with his play since his callup, but it also isn't like they gave him a real chance. During his 8 days with the team he managed...
While the Cleveland Indians have been hindered by injuries, Jason Kipnis has stepped up.
Kipnis and the Indians look to continue their run Tuesday night when they open a three-game road series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Cleveland won two of three against Detroit and St. Louis last week as part of a nine-game road trip. Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth Sunday...
More tomorrow. Tonight I’m tired.
WP: J. Cueto (7-3)
LP: J. Gomez (4-5)
Top 1st: Cleveland
- J. Kipnis singled to shallow left, S. Choo scored
Bot 3rd: Cincinnati...
Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker-
“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...
Well it was only a matter of time before shots were fired. This morning, Reds manager came back with some harsh comments towards Indians starter Derek Lowe, who last night called Baker out for purposely ordering Mat Latos to throw at him.
These quotes are courtesy of John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“He had some words for me. I really didn’t want to make a public thing...
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It was a tough, tough series for the entire Cleveland Indians ball club as they were swept by the Reds on Thursday. But it had to be especially tough for one member of the Tribe in particular -- Carlos Santana.
Seen here is the first basemen/catcher/designated hitter leavng his feet into the crowd in pursuit of a foul ball...
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal wrote today about possible MLB trades, and brought up an interesting proposal for the Indians-
“JUST A THOUGHT … And let’s be clear, this is my speculation only. But what about the Cubs’ Soriano to the Indians?
No NL team will want the defensively challenged Soriano, but the guy can still hit. In fact, he leads the majors with 12 homers since...
First it’s with a heavy heart I acknowledge that apparently Root Sports has parted ways with Lacee Collins. She got hit pretty hard, often on this blog, but my god did Pittsburgh fans eat her alive. Hopefully she lands on her feet or heels or sneakers or whatever her preferred choice in footwear may be. [...]
Heading into Tuesday’s games, the White Sox and Indians sit half a game apart atop of the American League Central division, with the expected division-winner Tigers five games back. This morning, Chris Cwik addressed the White Sox’ need to upgrade at third base to stay competitive in the division. The Indians need an upgrade as well–a big, powerful upgrade.
After last night’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, Indians starter Derek Lowe <a ... [visit site to read more]