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Waiting For Next Year:
Travis Hafner will begin a rehab assignment tonight in Columbus. No timetable has been given for his return, but it is safe to say 3-5 games would be about right.
Hafner was placed on the DL May 30th, and underwent a right medial meniscectomy (knee) on the 31st.
It was generally assumed that Hafner would be back right after the All-Star break, but if he has no set-backs on his rehab assignment, it would appear Hafner will be back for a week before the break.
Hafner is hitting .242 with an .819 OPS, 6 home runs and 24 RBI in 39 games this season.
[Related: Left-handed starter problems continue]
BEST OF MAXIM
In the seventh inning of last night’s game, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan hit a foul ball into the seats on the third base side. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise leaped into the stands and got leather on the ball, but did not make the catch. That didn’t stop umpire Mike DiMuro from calling it a catch however.
Hannahan would be tossed later in the game for arguing the call...
And we’re back on normal time this week. As usual, every Wednesday I bring you all of the news and notes from the Cleveland Indians minor league system.
Last night was exciting in the ninth, but it doesn’t hide the fact the Indians have lost four straight by a margin of 28-7. Yikes. So, since the Indians declared they’re likely to make improvements from within, what possibilities...
The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Zach McAllister from the minor leagues so he can start Thursday night against the Orioles.
The 24-yearold McAllister was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to help the Indians snap a five-game losing streak. He went 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA in 11 starts with Columbus.
This is McAllister's second stint with the Indians. He was 1-1 with...
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta called a team meeting Thursday to make sure his players have the right attitude to deal with a five-game losing streak.
Acta assembled his players for a closed-door clubhouse meeting before the opener of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Afterward, Acta said he wanted to make sure the players know ''it's a very long...
Taking a page from Rick’s book today, I’m here with some illustrious stats about the Cleveland Indians. These aren’t the prettiest, so you might want to spare your kids from seeing these.
-51 – Indians’ run differential this season, sixth-worst in MLB. The team with the sixth-worst record is Houston at 32-43 (.427).
12-3 (.800) – CLE’s record in one-run games, the best...
We saw some moves coming up soon, but this likely isn’t what we were looking for.
The Indians made a pair of small moves today, as they claimed IF/OF Vinny Rottino off outright waivers from the New York Mets. The versatile 32-year-old journeyman is expected to join the AAA Columbus roster and, of course, will be on the 40-man roster.
In 511 career AAA games, he’s a .294/.360...
Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez was suspended Saturday for three weeks by Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said in a statement that Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has received a visa to return to the United States and that he would be eligible to rejoin the team Aug. 11.
Hernandez will address the...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis and Shelley Duncan battled for today's Player of the Game, but it was Kipnis who squeaked by for the win. Jason Kipnis had 2 singles and an RBI to give him a score of 1.70. Duncan's doubled and had an RBI, giving him a score of 1.68. Kipnis has now won a team-high 9 PoGs this season.
The Indians took an early 1-0 lead when...
Last season was a banner year for second basemen in terms of fantasy baseball. The usual suspects (Cano, Pedroia, Kinsler, Phillips) all had excellent years, while guys like Ben Zobrist, Howie Kendrick, and Ryan Roberts also put up big years. Coming into 2012, second base was a position fantasy owners felt like they could count on for big production in the middle infield. Unfortunately...
Are you a fan of witnessing baseball history? If so then start rooting against Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli getting hits. That’s because Kotchman and Napoli would become the first players since 2002 to sandwich a season of hitting .300 between two seasons with sub-.250 batting averages. To date, 14 players have accomplished the feat:
Player of the Game
Maybe it's a good thing that Jack Hannahan was ejected tonight. His replacement, Jose Lopez, took advantage of his only at bat with a 3-run home run in the 9th inning. In just one at bat, Lopez scored 5.75 points, winning him his 6th Player of the Game and his 2nd in 3 games.
The Indians did not get shut out due to a rally in the top of the...
So Chris Perez is confused about Cleveland fans again. We’ve already been over the Indians closer’s incredibly myopic complaints about attendance at Progressive Field that he renewed in a recent interview with Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, but now Perez is complaining about the attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium as well.
“I don’t understand,” Perez told Kepner...
Cleveland Indians 1 — New York Yankees 7 Robinson Cano continues his hot hitting in tonight’s 7-1 against the Cleveland Indians. Two runs in each of the first 3 innings provided an easy start for Hiroki Kuroda. The Japanese right-hander went 7 innings with the only run he allowed coming after he had [...]