Found December 06, 2011 on Fox Sports:
The Indians have designated pitcher Hector Rondon for assignment, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Grady Sizemore. Rondon, once considered one of the top prospects in Cleveland's organization, underwent right elbow surgery on Nov. 15 in Florida. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews repaired a fracture in Rondon's elbow. The team said he will need 5 to 7 months to recover from the surgery. Rondon, who had Tommy John surgery in 2010 on the same joint, had been pitching winter ball in Venezuela before he had the operation. The Indians signed Sizemore as a free agent on Nov. 23, giving him a one-year contract worth $5 million. The 29-year-old can make another $4 million if he reaches incentives based on plate appearances.

Indians designate former top prospect Rondon

The Indians have designated pitcher Hector Rondon for assignment, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Grady Sizemore.

Who's On First? 2012 Projections

There have been a few rumors about the Indians running around during the Winter Meetings. The majority of these have involved an improvement to the offense, specifically first base. The Indians, according to, have already proclaimed themselves out of the running for Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Carlos Pena (who would want him?) so they are currently looking for Matt...

Cleveland Indians prospect Hector Rondon undergoes surgery, dropped from roster

Hector Rondon will miss five to seven months following surgery to repair his fractured right elbow.

Around the Farm: December 6

Giovanni SotoAround 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...

Cleveland Indians keeping a close winter watch on Ubaldo Jimenez

If the Indians had as good a read on Ubaldo Jimenez as they do Carlos Santana, they'd probably feel a lot better about the coming season.

Brantley could get shot at first base in spring

The Indians plan on being as creative as possible in their quest to upgrade their roster. That is why Cleveland is considering giving outfielder Michael Brantley a trial run as a part-time first baseman this spring.

Indians Designate Hector Rondon For Assignment

The Indians designated righty Hector Rondon for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Grady Sizemore, announced the team.  Rondon endured an elbow fracture in November and is facing a five to seven month recovery period.  Baseball America ranked Rondon the Indians' 15th-best prospect prior to the season, even though he had Tommy John surgery in August of 2010.

Asdrubal, Ubaldo set to play winter ball

The Indians want to help pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez feel confident in his offseason preparation when Spring Training opens and the club wants shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to feel strong by the time September rolls around. That is why both are going to play winter ball.

MLB Rumors: Quick-Hitting the Indians’ Winter Meetings

This is a rough time of year for the employed baseball fan. First, there are no matinee games to get us down to the ballpark and out of the office on Wednesday afternoons.  Which, I think we can all agree, sucks eggs. But second, the Winter Meetings seem to be taking place DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS, which means I can’t follow my twitter feed quite as closely as I’d prefer...

Josh Willingham would be a welcome addition - Indians Comment of the Day

"Give me Josh Willingham over Michael Brantley in left every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Maybe Brantley will make a big jump up this season, but so far his bat is that of a fourth outfielder and his glove is that of a left fielder only. He had some big hits last year, but unfortunately he didn't have enough regular old hits for me to want him to be a starter. And...

Team in need of toughness

Indians manager Manny Acta recalls being in Boston when he witnessed a scene that illustrated the accountability Red Sox players had for one another.

Indians designate Rondon for assignment

Right-hander Hector Rondon's latest setback has officially cost him a spot on the Indians' roster.

Manny Ramirez draws no comment from Cleveland Indians: winter meetings chatter

Manny Ramirez is looking for another chance in baseball. When asked if he was interested, Indians GM Chris Antonetti was silent.
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