Found August 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Designated hitter Travis Hafner was placed on paternity leave by the Indians, who recalled utilityman Vinny Rottino from Class AAA Columbus. Hafner, who is hitting .230 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 59 games, must remain on the Paternity List for one to three days. Rottino, 32, was claimed on outright waivers from the Mets on June 27, and hit .299 with nine doubles, four home runs and 32 RBI in 30 games with Columbus. He appeared in 14 games in the outfield, eight at first base and one game at catcher, providing the Indians with some versatility.

MLB Report: Indians Designate Lowe for Assignment

Derek Lowe has pitched himself out of the Indians’ rotation and off the team. Following Wednesday night’s loss to the Royals, the Indians designated Lowe for assignment. Being called up to join the rotation is Corey Kluber. Lowe started the season strong, but has had a brutal two months. Tuesday’s poor outing was apparently the last straw- “Lowe — acquired in an offseason...

Indians face KC, but will Choo be there?

Shin-Soo Choo has been the Cleveland Indians' top hitter this season, and he's had plenty of success on the road against the Kansas City Royals throughout his career. Whether he'll be in Cleveland's lineup when its three-game series begins Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium remains to be seen. The fading Indians have watched Chicago and Detroit make bold moves to improve...

Indians designate Derek Lowe for assignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians designated Derek Lowe for assignment Wednesday night, one day after the veteran right-hander was shelled by Kansas City. Lowe gave up seven runs on eight hits, two walks and a balk over 2 1-3 innings in Cleveland's 8-3 loss Tuesday night. He had lost four straight, had a 15.88 ERA in his last three starts and an 8.80 ERA in his...

Indians DFA Derek Lowe

As a Braves fan, this amuses me way more than it should. The Indians have designated starting pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment. Lowe was acquired by the Indians from the Braves this past offseason in essentially a salary dump, with Atlanta picking up $10 million of Lowe's $15 million salary in 2012, the final year of a four year pact he signed with the Braves prior to the...

An Open Letter to Chris Perez

Dear Chris Perez, I hope this is all starting to make some more sense. The trials and tribulations of a fan base scorned, essentially lied to and perpetually left holding the bag of disappointment, have all bubbled up to the surface in a Vesuvian fashion. Despite your outwardly vocal and oftentimes unsolicited opinions, there’s a reason why many Cleveland fans wanted you to stay...

While We’re Waiting… The Ones That Got Away, Lars Anderson and Free Agent Spending

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at “While the Indians essentially decided to stand pat – or at least put off a large organizational decision until the off-season – that doesn’t mean that there weren’t...

Potential Red Sox Reunion With Derek Lowe Could End Up Making Sense for Both Sides

We were nearing the end of Red Sox Final on Wednesday night when an interesting tidbit came across The Edge, NESN's ubiquitous bottom-of-the-screen ticker: "Cleveland Indians designate Derek Lowe for assignment." Hmmm... Lowe, now 39 years old, has struggled mightily for the Indians of late. He's 0-3 with a 15.88 ERA in his last three starts after getting pounded...

Twins run Indians' losing streak to 10

The Cleveland Indians' once promising season has spiraled out of control. Minnesota was the latest team to give them a spin on Monday night. Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit homered during a 10-run second inning as the Twins routed the Indians 14-3, sending Cleveland to its 10th consecutive loss. Starting pitcher Zach McAllister (4-4) was sent to the showers...

The Nats Shouldn't Sign Derek Lowe

Starting pitcher Derek Lowe was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, paving the way for other teams around the league to make a move to grab him. In case you're not familiar with what happens after a player has been DFA'd, within the next 10 days, the Indians have to trade or release the veteran righty who is due $15 million this season....

Report: Derek Lowe Would Love Red Sox Reunion, Just Needs a 'Tune-Up'

Many Red Sox fans' minds probably began to wander upon hearing that Derek Lowe had been designated for assignment by the Indians. While it's unclear if Boston is interested in bringing back the 39-year-old, who played with the club from 1997-2004, Lowe certainly seems open to the idea. According to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, Lowe said he just needs a "tune...

MLB Trade News: Indians Acquire Lars Anderson from Red Sox

One-time top prospect Lars Anderson has been traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright. Anderson is 1-for-8 in the big leagues with the Red Sox this season, hitting .259 (88-for-342) with 22 doubles, two triples and nine home runs for Triple-A Pawtucket. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 215-pound Anderson bats  and throws left-handed. The...

Is Derek Lowe returning to the Boston Red Sox?

Rumors are swirling as I write that it is quite possible that Derek Lowe, designated for assignment today by the Cleveland Indians, could very well be wearing the Sox uniform again. Lowe 39, started the season 6-1 with a 3.09 ERA in his first 11 starts but has struggled since the All-Star break, going 0-3 with an ERA of 15.88, hefty numbers for a man making $15 million this year...
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