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After salvaging the final game of what was still a brutal road trip, the Indians returned home to kick off yet another crucial series. The mild buzz from finally beating the Tigers and returning home with their best starter on the mound was quickly blown, however, as Justin Masterson left the game abruptly. As a result, the bullpen was put in a tough spot, while the offense sleepwalked through another game.
Cleveland lets out a collective gasp
Masterson walked the leadoff hitter shortly after taking the mound, and I wondered if it was going to be one of those games for him. As it turns out, whether or not he would harness his extreme natural movement wouldn't be nearly the biggest concern about him on the day.After throwing a pair of dead fastballs in the second inning, he was removed from the game. Immediately, concerns about his right arm ran rampant across the Twittersphere.What we learned later on in the game was that the injury was not arm-related, but left rib cage sorene...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cleveland Indians lost their ace Justin Masterson on Monday at Progressive Field, and the loss of the game as well. What does this mean for the team who stands within reach of that second AL Wild Card? It means that the chances are much slimmer than before. Masterson (14-10) leads the Indians in wins, innings pitched, complete games, and strikeouts. The only Jamaican born pitcher...
SUBWAY® is celebrating ‘The Boys in the Hall’ all summer long to spotlight potential future Baseball Hall of Famers. This week is Hall of Fame hopeful Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians. The 27-year-old Cabrera has made two All-Star Game appearances and won the 2011 American League Silver Slugger Award. Born in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, Cabrera made his major league...
Cleveland Indians' All-Star pitcher Justin Masterson, who was removed from Monday's game in the second inning with an oblique strain, will miss at least one start and could be lost for the season.
As reported by Mark Emery of MLB.com, the Indians are hopeful that Masterson can return before the end of the month, but an MRI on Tuesday determined that Masterson has an oblique...
Indians All-Star pitcher Justin Masterson has left a start against Baltimore in the second inning with an apparent arm injury.
Masterson was pulled by manager Terry Francona, who made two visits to the mound in the second. Masterson first showed discomfort during an at-bat by Matt Wieters. Francona came out with a trainer to check on his big right-hander, who stayed in the game...
Typically, September promotions in baseball don’t warrant a significant amount of attention.
For most teams, it’s a matter of adding along the miscellaneous 40-man players that they’ve had ready to go all season. For the few remaining contending squads, the focus is on players who can impact games in any small way.
What this means is, typically, 20-year-old 5-foot-9 second...
On the surface, calling a 68-73 season a success -- especially when that season follows a championship campaign -- would be ludicrous. In the case of the 2013 Akron Aeros, however, it would be true.
While last year brought Akron an Eastern League championship, 2013 saw the arrival of numerous top prospects and brought the future one step closer to Cleveland. The ultimate goal of...
Cleveland Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez has pleaded no contest and been convicted of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog's name.
Perez withdrew his not guilty plea Tuesday in Rocky River Municipal Court and was found guilty and fined $250. He also was placed on probation and ordered to speak to youngsters about drugs.
Big U Keeps Rolling
10-9 with a 3.79 ERA. Would you believe me if I told you these stats belong to Ubaldo Jimenez? The same Ubaldo Jimenez who lost 14 games in 2012 and hasn’t been able to get his ERA below five since arriving in Cleveland. Well, prior to the season, you probably would’ve called me crazy for predicting something along those lines. Yet here we are in...
Prior to Wednesday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians made friends with a different kind of bird.
Pitcher Justin Masterson carried a live chicken on to the field for the team's pregame drills. The bird, supplied by one of the Indians' clubhouse workers from an area farm, spent most of batting practice standing with Cleveland's pitchers...
Indians manager Terry Francona says he did not consider leaving struggling closer Chris Perez off the wild-card roster.
Perez was stripped of his closing role last week after he gave up six runs in two outings when the Indians couldn't afford to lose. Perez was one 10 relievers on Cleveland's 25-man roster as the Indians hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in Wednesday night's...
The Cleveland Indians are expected to welcome back utility player Ryan Raburn, who's been battling several leg injuries, prior to tonight's game. With rosters having expanded at the start of this month, manager Terry Francona told reporters -- including Jordan Bastian of MLB.com -- that there's really no reason the team shouldn't activate Raburn from the disabled...
Roster Updates & News: The Indians made their final September Call-Ups today as they return a slew of pitchers to the Major Leagues. Vinnie Pestano, Josh Tomlin, C.C. Lee and Carlos Carrasco are now all eligible pitchers on the Indians roster. Cleveland also activated Ryan Raburn from the disabled list, giving them 36 players on the active roster. Corey Kluber is expected to...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson brought a live chicken to batting practice Wednesday to poke fun of teammate Cody Allen, who is known by his nickname "Chicken Al".
The chicken helped to lighten the mood and keep the players loose. Manager Terry Francona approved, but more importantly, he assured everyone that no harm...
The Cleveland Indians might be using their farm system a little too literally these days.
Before the Tribe took on Baltimore Wednesday night, Justin Masterson livened up batting practice by bringing a live chicken to Progressive Field to help shag some balls in the outfield. The pitcher remained mysterious about how he obtained the bird, but it is reportedly a gift for relief pitcher...
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six shutout innings while Yan Gomes and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, and the Cleveland Indians survived a shaky ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Jimenez (10-9) has allowed three earned runs or less in eight consecutive starts. The right-hander held Baltimore to four hits and worked out of a bases-loaded...