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The Indians have announced that 3B Jack Hannahan will begin a rehab assignment for the Columbus Clippers tonight. The Clippers are at home for a series against Charlotte.
Hannahan is batting .276 with 3 home runs and 18 RBI this season. 772 OPS and .345 SLG.
According to manager Manny Acta, he will need four or five rehab games before being recalled. The most interesting question might be who gets sent back to Columbus after his rehab stint is finished. Smart money will be on Lonnie Chisenhall.
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Chris Perez earned his MLB-best 20th save over the weekend, and it may have been his toughest of the season. On paper, it looked like a nice easy 4-1 win over the Cardinals where he had to do very little to secure the lead. As you can see from the video above, Perez’s usual celebration antics were toned down a bit on Saturday just before he...
It took 58 games, but the Indians were finally held to zero runs for the first time this season. It came at the hands of right-hander Kyle Lohse with a little help from his bullpen. Justin Masterson pitched very well, but the Indians lost 2-0 last night and have now lost in six of Masterson’s last seven starts.
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Indians’ closer Chris Perez leads the MLB in saves with 20, and also seems to be one of the leaders in projectile vomiting as well.
He puked at least twice after clinching this save, and tried to laugh it off to no avail. Shelley Duncan played the role of the caring teammate by helplessly watching as the all-star closer dealt with some kind of sickness.
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Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has rebounded from a down year in 2011 to currently lead the AL in saves. On the mound Sunday to close out his 20th save of the season against the Cardinals, his former team, the heat or the excitement must have been too much for the outspoken closer who celebrated the victory by puking on the field. He seemed quite surprised, and entertained...
While the Cleveland Indians have been hindered by injuries, Jason Kipnis has stepped up.
Kipnis and the Indians look to continue their run Tuesday night when they open a three-game road series against the Cincinnati Reds.
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You'll often hear about rookies who get so nervous before a big game, they spend some quality time with the clubhouse toilets evacuating their systems before they take the field -- or not so elequently put, they throw up. But Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez is far from a rookie. He has been in the league for nearly four years now and just yesterday captured his 20th...
After closing out Sunday's Cleveland Indians/St. Louis Cardinals affair, Cleveland closer Chris Perez wasn't exactly feeling so hot.
Watch as Perez decides to upchuck some of the contents of his stomach onto the field at Busch Stadium:
More tomorrow. Tonight I’m tired.
WP: J. Cueto (7-3)
LP: J. Gomez (4-5)
Top 1st: Cleveland
- J. Kipnis singled to shallow left, S. Choo scored
Bot 3rd: Cincinnati...
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Kip. Kip. Boom.
That’s the story of this one as Cardinals closer Jason Motte challenged Jason Kipnis with a 98 mph fastball that he deposited into the right field seats for a three-run homer that gave the Tribe a 4-1 victory. That Kipnis blast came after a dramatic bottom of the eighth where Vinnie Pestano walked the bases loaded with one out and then struck out Yadier Molina and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings...
Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings in his major league...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Esmil Rogers from the Colorado Rockies for cash, hoping the reliever can get turned around in the American League.
The trade was completed shortly before the Indians started a three-game series against intrastate rival Cincinnati on Tuesday. A roster move will be made when Rogers joins the team.
Rogers went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA in...
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal wrote today about possible MLB trades, and brought up an interesting proposal for the Indians-
“JUST A THOUGHT … And let’s be clear, this is my speculation only. But what about the Cubs’ Soriano to the Indians?
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