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Saturday night was full of joy for the Cleveland Indians en route to a dominant 19-6 win in Houston that snapped a five-game losing streak — but the team still was dealt a slight blow in the injury column at Minute Maid Park.
Starting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left the game following two plate appearances (a one-out single to left and an inning-ending groundout) in the top of the first inning when Cleveland stormed out to a 8-0 lead. Backup Mike Aviles replaced him in the field in the bottom half of the frame, then went 2-for-4 over the duration of the contest.
Later on Saturday during the 3-hour, 45-minute contest, the Indians officially announced that Cabrera had suffered a left wrist contusion. He is listed as day-to-day and with Sunday’s series finale taking place at 1:10 p.m., possibly will miss at least one additional game.
Cabrera’s injury is the latest in a variety of ailments to already plague the Tribe in 2013. Among the other 25-man roster players to also be injured in the first three weeks: Scott Kazmir, Jason Giambi, Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn and Brett Myers. The first four all have returned to action, while Bourn is on the DL retroactive to April 15 and Myers, who announced his flexor tendinitis yesterday, is returning to Cleveland today for an MRI.
On the season thus far, Cabrera had been one of the bigger reasons for the team’s early offensive struggles. He’s now batting .150 (9-for-60) in 16 contests with two home runs, three RBI, six walks and 18 strikeouts. Most significantly, he’s been ridiculed for batting just .053 (1-for-19) with runners in scoring position. Maybe a few extra days off could help him get back into a positive rhythm as well.
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For the first time in over two years, left-hander Scott Kazmir is scheduled to appear in an MLB game tonight. The now-29-year-old former pitching phenom will be the starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians at Houston at 7:05 p.m., as the Tribe looks to break a five-game losing streak.
Officially, Kazmir has returned to the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man roster today, taking the spot...
The Indians have placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with a right arm injury and have called up right-hander Fernando Nievefrom Triple-A Columbus.
Myers has been dealing with tendonitis in his right flexor tendon since spring training. His performance has suffered as a result, and his velocity was down about 5 MPH in his start on Friday. He was sent to...
The Cleveland Indians announced today that SP Brett Myers has elbow tendonitis and a mild UCL sprain-
RHP BRETT MYERS has been diagnosed w/R elbow tendonitis & mild UCL sprain.Will not throw for 2 weeks.Can resume throwing when symptom-free
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 22, 2013
The best case for the Indians? Myers is down for a couple weeks and returns healthy.
Danny Salazar (SP, Akron Aeros): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K.
Ah, now that’s more like it. Before Saturday, there was a mix of good and bad from Salazar in his previous three starts with the Aeros. He started the season out with a nice showing where he allowed one run over five innings, but the right-hander then allowed a total of eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings since. However, Salazar...
The Columbus Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak by blanking the Toledo Mud Hens 1-0 Saturday.
Behind the spectacular performance by right-hander Carlos Carrasco, the Clippers were able to squeeze out the victory despite the recent struggles by the offense.
Manger Chris Tremie said that the weather has had an affect on his hitters’ performances.
"You know, it’s...
The Cleveland Indians have placed starter Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.
The move is retroactive to Saturday, and they selected the contract of right-hander Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster.
Myers was scheduled to fly back to Cleveland on Sunday for tests on his elbow. Manager Terry Francona says...
Cleveland Indians right-hander Brett Myers is expected to miss about a month due to tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his right elbow.
Myers pitched five innings of three-run ball against Houston on Friday, then said he had been dealing with a problem with the flexor tendon in his arm since spring training. He is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearances...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note: Both Carolina and Lake County were postponed due to inclement weather.
Trevor Bauer (SP, Columbus): 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 SO.
Bauer’s start against Toledo was one of the most positive...
The Cleveland Indians have placed right-hander Brett Myers
on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm injury, according to Nick
Camino of WTAM 1100.
#Indians place RHP Brett Myers on 15-day DL. Corey Kluber will start Wed. vs. #WhiteSox.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) April 21, 2013
Myers has been dealing with discomfort in his right forearm
since the middle...
Cleveland's Drew Stubbs homered yesterday - destroying a fan's popcorn in the process.
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Player of the Game: Nick Swisher (4-for-7 with 3 2Bs, 3 runs, and 2 RBI)
Finally! After a dismal stretch of baseball that left the Tribe in search of any offense, the bats rang loud in the heart of Texas as Cleveland toppled Houston, 19-6 ending their five game losing streak.
Astros starter Philip Humber would record just one out in the first inning before yielding...
One fan sitting in right field of Sunday’s Indians-Astros game showed why you don’t try to catch a home-run ball with a popcorn bucket. If not for the fan dumping popcorn into his mouth, Rick Ankiel would have robbed Stubbs of a home-run.
From the Bait Shop:
It’s never good to go from first place-to-last place in a week, even if it’s only the second full week of the Carolina League season. The only good news for the Mudcats is that it is only the second week of the season, and the Muddies are only three games out of first place.
Things will definitely need to improve quickly after they went 1-6 this week.
Video: Popcorn here, popcorn everywhere!
Cleveland Indians (7-10) at Chicago White Sox (7-11)
Series 7, Games 18, 19 and 20
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago: 0.827*, Extreme pitchers park.
The Indians will play the White Sox for the second series this season. The first series was very entertaining and I expect this one to be the same.
Slugger Adam Dunn has certainly...