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In his recent FanGraphs interview, Manny Acta said that Lonnie Chisenhall is “going to probably be the most important piece of the puzzle in our infield.” The Indians skipper was referring primarily to the young third baseman’s defense, but he obviously will have to produce with the bat as well. ...
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The Cleveland Indians have officially placed starting pitcher Fausto Carmona on the restricted list. Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested one week ago on charges of false identity as he was attempting to renew his visa within the Dominican Republic.
Released on $13,000 bond, Carmona/Hernandez will have to endure the Dominican legal process...
“That’s why we didn’t sign Fielder, because you guys say we have too many left-handers.”
-Indians Manager Manny Acta, joking when asked about the Tribe’s lefty heavy line-up. The Manager was speaking at the Tribe’s Winter Press Tour stop in Strongsville.
Gee, good one Manny.
(Hat tip @MLBastian)
This is the latest installment of "Indians Arguments" where the two writers for Burning River Baseball get together and calmly discuss different aspects of the Cleveland Indians and baseball in general. Today's subject is the state of the 2012 outfield.
Joe: Today we will be discussing the Cleveland Indians outfield going into 2012. We will be going through the starters...
The pitcher Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, told The Associated Press he hopes to obtain a judicial pardon and return to the Cleveland Indians this season.
Hernandez was placed on baseball's restricted list after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges last month. Authorities have said he is 31, three years older than the pitcher...
Baseball’s restricted list is a special place for players who have somehow managed to do something egregious enough to be sent into exile by their current team.
I guess that falsifying your identity is a good enough reason.
Cleveland Indians pitcher “Fausto Carmona” (AKA Roberto Hernandez Heredia) has been moved to the team’s inactive list with the pending investigation by...
The Cleveland Indians made a move with the pitcher they have only known for the past 11-plus years as Fausto Carmona. Arrested last week in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges, Carmona was placed on baseball's restricted list. The Indians had to apply to the commissioner's office in order to have Carmona placed on the list due to his unusual legal entanglement.
The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with free agent reliever Dan Wheeler on a minor league contract.,
Wheeler, who pitched in 37 games for Boston last season, will be in training camp with a chance to win a spot in the Indians bullpen. The 34-year-old has a 3.88 ERA and 43 career saves in 577 major league games. He has also pitched for Tampa Bay, the New York Mets, Houston and...
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“Counter punch: Yoenis Cespedes, anyone? To me, this would be the best move the Indians could make to show Indians fans they mean business. He’s young, controllable and...
By placing Fausto Carmona on the restricted list, he does not count against the Indians 40 and 25-man roster. He also does not get paid until he joins the Indians in the United States.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been placed on baseball's restricted list following his arrest for false identity.
Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been placed on baseball's restricted list following his arrest for false identity.
The Cleveland Indians have signed reliever Dan Wheeler to a minor-league deal, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.
Wheeler posted a 4.38 era and averaged 7 strikeouts per nine innings in 49 1/3 innings for Boston last season.
Wheeler made $3mm last season and became a free agent when Boston declined his $3mm team option for 2012.
Speier also notes that the Red Sox will not receive compensation...
The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with free-agent reliever Dan Wheeler on a minor-league contract.