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After taking a line drive off his elbow in a start last night for Columbus, Carlos Carrasco appears to have established a rather morbid method for evading the suspensions Major League Baseball tries to impose upon him. At press time, the extent of Carrasco’s latest injury remained unknown, but if initial reports are any indication, another prolonged stint on the disabled list could be in the cards. If so, it’s just the latest chapter it what has become an increasingly bizarre pro career for the 26 year-old right-hander from Venezuela.
It’s easy to forget that back on July 4th of 2011, Carrasco was 8-4 with a 3.54 ERA—looking every bit like the dynamic hurler the Tribe brass envisioned when they made him the center piece of the Cliff Lee deal two years earlier. From that point forward, however, it’s been an absolute tire fire.
Carrasco lost his next five consecutive starts, culminating in an embarrassing outing on July 29 that saw him intentionally bean the Royals’ Billy Butler out o...
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Tonight’s game between the Indians and Royals has been postponed tonight due to rain in the Kansas City area. The game will be made up on Sunday as part of a day/night double header that features games at 2:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
This is the fourth rain out of the year for the Tribe who sit three games back of the division leading Royals. Coming into the weekend the Tribe boasts...
CF Tyler Naquin, Carolina Mudcats: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB: The doubts about Naquin's power potential are starting to be answered early on. Naquin notched his sixth double and second home run on Thursday night, on top of one triple he has this season as well. He will never be a 20+ home run a year guy, but if he can continue to show good gap power that can turn into doubles...
With the Indians getting the day off today, I thought I’d take the time to throw my two cents in on a few of the latest hot topics of discussion amongst Tribe fans.
It’s only the fourth week of the season, but Mark Reynolds already seems be one of the biggest steals of the offseason. The right-handed slugger was signed to a one-year deal by the Indians in the offseason...
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.
Yan Gomes (Columbus, C) - 2-3, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K - While Thursday night's performance by Yan Gomes may have been indicative of the natural funk of a player just demoted from...
Mother Nature seems determined to prevent Cleveland from playing any baseball games, but there has still been plenty of action up and down the system.
Between the major and league teams, no one has better coverage than Indians Baseball Insider.
Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:
IBI Hot List: 4/15/13 - 4/21/13: In his weekly feature...
Chun-Hsiu Chen (DH, Akron): 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 SO
After spending all of 2012 wondering where the power went for Chen, he has come out of the gates swinging in 2013. So far this season, Chen has four doubles, one triple, and three home runs in his first 17 games, with the reappearance of the home runs boding best for his future. This is Chen's third time around the...
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It certainly feels like the Tribe has been in Mother Nature’s doghouse wherever they go this season as they now have four postponements and four games to make up. Fortunately, the team will still be able to get in all four games this weekend as they’ll make up Friday’s series opener on Sunday in a day-night doubleheader.
Coming off three straight wins to climb back to 8-10, the Indians needed to solve Jorge Quintana to leave Chicago with a rain-shortened series sweep. Two weeks ago, Quintana pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball against the Indians, and he was facing a lineup without Michael Bourn, Carlos Santana, and Asdrubal Cabrera during this game. From the start,...
Zebulon, N.C. – Despite early home runs by both teams on Thursday night, the Carolina Mudcats took the four-game series over the Potomac Nationals with a 4-1 win.
In the first inning, Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor worked the count to full before he hit a home run over the left-center field wall and pushed the score to 1-0. Mudcats centerfielder Tyler Naquin countered...
SCRANTON, PA - On a cold morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, some late inning heroics from the Clippers propelled Columbus to their tenth win of the year, defeating Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-4.
In his third start of the year for the Clippers, phenom Trevor Bauer continued his dominance of the International League.
Aside from a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning and a double...
In his latest blog post, ESPN’s Buster Olney speculates as to a number of young players that could become part of the trade market. Among the names on the list are Philadelphia’s Chase Utley, New York’s John Buck, Chicago’s Matt Garza and Cleveland’s Chris Perez-
“Chris Perez | RHP, Cleveland Indians. He’s making $7.3 million this season, and the Indians were open to...
FREDERICK, MD – Jordan Cooper tossed his best outing of the season as the Carolina Mudcats dominated the Frederick Keys 10-2 at Harry Grove Stadium on Friday night. The win is Carolina’s fourth in five games, and improves their record to 10-11. The Keys fall to an equal record, and under .500 for the first time this season.
Cooper (1-2) scored his first win by blanking...
Lets take a break from draft talk for a moment to get back to our Cleveland Indians. A four-game road set with the first place (yeah, you read this correctly) Kansas City Royals starts tonight and once again, the Tribe is searching for some consistency. The offense has been hot and cold – mostly cold – and has started to show a little bit more of that speed we expected to see...
Cleveland Indians (8-11) at Kansas City Royals (10-8)
Series 8, Games 20, 21, 22 and 23
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City: 0.863, Extreme pitchers park.
Friday, April 26 8:10 EDT (STO)
Scott Kazmir (0-0, 16.20 ERA) vs. Ervin Santana (2-1, 2.48 ERA)
Santana now has quality starts in each of his past three appearances, a 2-1 record, 2.48 ERA...