Found November 05, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
Blake Wood missed the entire 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the surgery in May and will likely not be available to pitch again until the middle of the 2013 season. But that did not deter the Cleveland Indians. They picked Wood up after the Kansas City Royals waived him. Yet, that wasn't the only player with elbow issues to be impacted by moves by the Indians over the weekend.
Carlos Carrasco, who also missed the entire 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery, was activated from the 60-day disabled list. The Indians had no choice but to activate players from the DL or waive them. In Carrasco's case, he should be able to pitch in 2013, so activating him made sense.
According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians claimed Wood to help round out their 40-man roster. They are currently two players short of 40 after Wood's acquisition and Carrasco's activation over the weekend.
Wood was drafted by the Royals in 2006. He spent two seasons with Kansas City and posted a 4.30 ERA in 106 appearances. Wood had a good year in 2011, but he wasn't able to continue that on in 2012 due to the elbow issue. In 2011, Wood had a 3.75 ERA.
Carrasco has pitched three seasons for the Indians, and he started 33 games over that time. He has a career 4.93 ERA. While he has not been great in the starting rotation, he is expected to be healthy enough to compete for a starting job this spring.
var _gaq = _gaq || ;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Saturday Afternoons in the fall is reserved for college football. On a day with big games galore, the Indians made news with a very interesting deal. Esmil Rogers, who was somewhat of a pen savior and one of the few bright spots in the horror show that was the 2012 season, was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for veteran infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/1B/3B Yan Gomes. Aviles spent...
In a recent column penned solely with the goal of discussing what the Cleveland Indians should do in the offseason following one of the most depressing and disheartening seasons in recent memory, ESPN’s Buster Olney believes that Chris Antonetti should hoist the white flag on the contention window that never opened. The first course of action being trading every player who has...
I realized something over the weekend that was mildly surprising.
The Indians were TERRIBLE last season. No, that’s not the thing I realized; but let me finish. They had the worst run differential in the league, despite suffering no major injuries. Their starting rotation was historically bad. Their offense was mediocre at best. Rather than taking a step forward from 2011—a...
Johnny Damon has bounced around in recent years, but he is really venturing out to join his next team.
Damon will play for Thailand as the country attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic, Thai Amateur Baseball Association deputy secretary general Chaiyawat Chaiwannajinda told The Nation.
Damon, whose mother is from Thailand, last played for the Cleveland Indians, batting...
I completed my second trade with Jeff from Cardboard Catastrophes. Jeff let me know he had a card of Carlos Santana I might be interested in, and sent it along without even questioning what I had to send in return. It's taken me forever to get to this post, so my apologies to Jeff on that front.Numbered 16/50, it's a sweet parallel of some sort from 2009 TriStar Obak of the...
The Toronto Blue Jays traded shortstop Mike Aviles to the
Cleveland Indians with infielder Yan Gomes in exchange for right-hander Esmil
Rogers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
Well that didn't last long. Mike Aviles era is over traded by #Jays to Indians with Yan Games for RHP Esmil Rogers.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 3, 2012
Aviles spent the 2012...
As you should all know by now, the Jays have trade Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes for Esmil Rogers. After spending so much time pondering whether Aviles was a good return for a manager or not, what do we make of this?My first reaction was that this trade was kinda a head-scratcher. After the disappointment that were weren't getting Pedroia for Farrell faded away, I think many of us...