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The comeback continues and for the second time this spring Scott Kazmir has held his opponent scoreless.
It’s a long-shot that Kazmir could make the starting rotation but there is also nothing that says he can’t.
Against the Chicago White Sox Friday, Kazmir went two innings struck out three and gave up one hit and for the second time did not walk anyone. That, in my eyes is the biggest factor.
Kazmir has struggled in recent years with control problems but if he can harness his fastball, that appears to be creeping up in velocity and continue to throw strikes, there’s no telling how far he can go.
According to Paul Hoynes of the The Plain Dealer, Kazmir hit between 90 mph - 92 mph on the gun Friday.
In addition, Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, who was quoted in The News-Herald, had nothing but good things to say about Kazmir’s recent performances;
He’s interesting,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “There’s not a lot of effort, and the ball is coming out rea...
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This shouldn’t be too surprising to folks keeping up-to-date with all the latest Spring Training news, but it is worth emphasizing again: odds are that free agent Daisuke Matsuzaka won’t make the Indians’ final 25-man roster.
Matsuzaka, 32, has battled several injuries in the last few years. He notably had Tommy John surgery in June 2011, which kept him out of MLB action for...
Tony returns from his vacation with another edition of the Happenings to check in on how things are going for the Indians in spring training. He talks about the Carlos Carrasco suspension and how the Indians may work around it, the injuries that are starting to pile up, takes a closer look at Corey Kluber and what value he truly brings to the team, updates us on how Rule 5 picks...
Indians closer Chris Perez has been shelved with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder and will not throw for the next seven to ten days. He will begin a return to throwing program as soon as he is asymptomatic, and is expected to be out of game action for at least three to four weeks. Also, Frank Herrmann has been shut down with a right elbow strain.
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with outfielder Anthony Gallas. If not for the amazing season that Dorssys Paulino had in the Arizona League last year, then Santander would have probably received a lot more attention for the great pro debut he had himself. Tony provides lots of insight into what his upside is, what his strengths and weaknesses are...
Cleveland Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez was scratched from his Friday appearance for undisclosed reasons.
Closer Chris Perez scratched from scheduled outing today, but manager Terry Francona declined details. Said more info available Saturday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 1, 2013
Indians manager Terry Francona would only say that he will have more information about...
It's been an incredible week at the plate for Ryan Raburn, who could now be positioned as a frontrunner for one of the Indians' bench jobs. Also, roster hopefuls Trevor Bauer and Yan Gomes continue to impress, but does either player have a legitimate shot at making the Major League roster? The IBI's Steve Orbanek touches on these players and more in this week's edition...
The Cleveland Indians are very concerned about the shoulder strain suffered by their closer Chris Perez and rightfully so. Perez is the one guy the Indians depend on to come in and close the game, of course that is after the best set-up man in the major leagues Vinnie Pestano sets the table for him. Just a day ago I had the pleasure of listening to Perez interviewed on the big...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that closer Chris Perez
has suffered a right shoulder strain, an injury that is expected to sideline
him for the next three to four weeks.
Chris Perez has a strain of the subscapularis muscle in his right shoulder.Won't throw for the next 7-10 days & will not pitch in the WBC
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 1, 2013
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez could be sidelined one month because of a strained shoulder.
Perez, who saved 39 games last season, will not throw for the next week to 10 days. Once he resumes his program, the Indians estimate he will be pitching in games in three or four weeks.
It is the second straight spring training Perez has been injured. Last year...
So I was trying to start this preview off by harkening back to the last glory days of Cleveland in the mid 90′s so I searched for “Indians team picture 1997″, and this was one of the top results with no team picture in sight. I guess it is pretty fitting seeing as how this is a preview of a Cleveland sports team. Well the Indians never...
The Indians system doesn’t have a ton of depth but both Francisco Lindor and Trevor Bauer offer high ceilings. The club also has some really intriguing sleepers such as Danny Salazar and Anthony Santander. The organization has done an outstanding job of finding value in the Latin market.
#1 Francisco Lindor (SS)
Though the pitching wasn’t pretty, the Indians salvaged a 9-7 victory in the late innings on Friday against the White Sox. Justin Masterson struggled, but a cast of non-regulars were the difference as Cord Phelps, Matt Carson, and Mike McDade had good games to lead the Indians to victory.
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In this edition of Promising Prospects, I will showcase three guys who all have elite potential. Each have taken different roads to get where they are, but they all have the same goal, get to the majors.
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Age: 22Bats: RThrows: R6’1, 185Highest Level: MLBMLB ETA: 2013
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Even though he was effective, Chris Sale wasn't comfortable.
In his first spring training appearance of the year, the 17-game winner struck out three over 2 1-3 scoreless innings Friday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 9-7.
Sale gave up a one-out single to Lou Marson and a walk to Mark Reynolds before getting Carlos Santana to hit into a forceout and retiring...
The 2013 Cleveland Indians outfield will be the most different part of the team when compared to 2012. Shin-Soo Choo, who has been the starting right fielder since 2008 has been traded to Cincinnati, making Asdrubal Cabrera the longest tenured starter on the Indians (at shortstop since 2009). The left fielder will also be new as the three main left fielders from 2012 (Johnny Damon...