Found April 06, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
TAMPA - When going on a road trip, it’s easy to leave some necessary belongings behind. For the Indians, it looked like the team left their hitting shoes behind the Canadian border in Toronto, as Tampa Bay shutout the Tribe on Friday night, 4-0. Cleveland hitters could not string together any sort of offense against Rays crafty left-hander Matt Moore. The southpaw blanked the Indians through six shutout innings, limiting the offense to just two hits, both coming from Michael Bourn. This came one day after the team broke out for eight runs on a season-high 14 hits against the Blue Jays. Hitters two-through-nine in the Tribe lineup went a combined 0-for-24 with two walks and 11 strikeouts against Moore and Rays pitching. After hitting a homer on Opening night Tuesday, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (.125) has struggled since and is now just 2-for-14 through the first four games of the season. Despite making solid contact on the night, Jason Kipnis (.118) has also faced early offensive woe...

Tribe Happenings: An up and down week from the rotation

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Rotation review The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season. Not that a lot was going to be taken from one turn through the rotation, but through five games the rotation has been as advertised as a volatile unit that is a complete wildcard for...

Matt Moore sharp, leads Rays past Indians

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched six sharp innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Friday night. Moore (1-0) limited the Indians to a pair of hits by Michael Bourn, walked two and struck out eight. The 23-year-old left-hander retired his final eight batters and came out after 100 pitches. Zobrist, who...

Rays apologize for mascot, inappropriate sign

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays regret that an insensitive sign found its way in Tropicana Field on Wednesday. "Last night Rays mascot Raymond was handed an inappropriate sign brought to the game by a fan, the Rays said in a release. Fans are welcome to bring signs into Tropicana Field provided they are not offensive. The Tampa Bay Rays regret that this particular sign...

Indians to activate Jason Giambi on Tuesday

The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old. Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body. When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly. “I don’t want him to sit a week...

Indians put LHP Scott Kazmir on disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle. The team made the move on Saturday. Cleveland also recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday night against Tampa Bay. The Indians had said Thursday that the moves were coming.

Jeff Niemann to DL with shoulder soreness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeff Niemann must overcome a health obstacle, again. The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday that they have placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder soreness. Brandon Gomes, a right-hander, was recalled from Class AAA Durham to take Niemanns place in the bullpen. Weve been fighting this for a while, Niemann said. The whole...

The 2013 Transaction Rundown: April 2-5

Man!  It's good to be back at the Transactions Log! Welcome to the 2013 Edition of The Transaction Rundown!  Your weekly source for transactiony goodness from all levels of the Cleveland Indians organization. As always, you can get your daily fix of roster movement anytime by checking out the Transactions Log.  Just click on "2013" under the "Transactions"...

Rays apologize for mascot Raymond holding up Steve Irwin sign

The Tampa Bay Rays have had to apologize after their mascot, Raymond, held up a sign that makes fun of the death of Crocodile Hunter Steven Irwin.

IBI Digest: 3/30/13-4/6/13

Baseball is officially back! The big league club is in action, the minor league teams are playing, and you can go to your local ballpark and catch a game. After the long offseason, I think everyone can join with me when I say "Finally!" Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week: Subscription Pieces 2013 Indians minor league full season rosters announced...

4/5 Game Recap: Indians 2 - Rays 2

Roster Moves: In what looks to be the last pitching rotation announcement for awhile, the Indians have stated that Carlos Carrasco will be entered into the rotation between Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett Myers next time around as expected. This means Trevor Bauer will make just a single start before being sent back down, possibly for Jason Giambi who is due to join the team next week....

Carolina Mudcats Top Five

By Tony LastoriaSpecial To FOX Sports Ohio The minor league season kicked off on Thursday night with the Indians affiliates in Columbus, Akron and Lake County all in action. One team has yet to start their season, and that is High-A Carolina who opens play tonight. Yesterday I posted the five best prospects and then some to keep an eye on at Lake County, and today I follow suit with...

Tampa Bay Rays Mascot With The Sign Of The Century

Crikey! Doesn’t matter if it’s too soon or not, it’s funny. You see, because Steve Irwin was killed… [[ Read More ]]

Indians shut out for second straight game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1-3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Saturday night. Cobb (1-0) struck out six and walked three as the Rays blanked Cleveland for the second consecutive game. Joel Peralta and Cesar Ramos completed a five-hitter. Tampa Bay got its first hit when Jose Molina had a...

Indians-Rays Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays lost two of three in their season-opening series, but manager Joe Maddon won't complain about his team's effort. Looking to get back on track, the Rays host a Cleveland Indians team hoping to build on a successful opening set Friday night. Tampa Bay led after six innings of Tuesday's 7-4 opening day loss to Baltimore on Tuesday and was tied in the...
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