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Man! It's good to be back at the Transactions Log!
Welcome to the 2013 Edition of The Transaction Rundown! Your weekly source for transactiony goodness from all levels of the Cleveland Indians organization. As always, you can get your daily fix of roster movement anytime by checking out the Transactions Log. Just click on "2013" under the "Transactions" tab.
To recap where we stand after four days of meaningful baseball and, therefore, roster-limit compliance, Ezequiel Carrera is now a Philadelphia Phillie, the Columbus Clippers are a MASH unit, Brett Brach is a "Mahoning Valley Scrapper," Robert Whitenack is the season's first inhabitant of Roster Limbo as he awaits formal assignment to the Akron Aeros 25-man roster, and the Big Club's roster stands at only 24 as we await the official call-up of tonight's starter, Trevor Bauer (you may have heard of the guy).
It's a long season and we've got at least six (hopefully seven - se...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tribe manager Terry Francona stated RHP that Carlos Carrasco will start Tuesday’s game against the Yankees at Progressive Field. Carrasco will also replace injured No. 5 starter Scott Kazmir in the Tribe’s rotation. The Tribe promoted top prospect Trevor Bauer to start in place of Kazmir tonight in Tampa.
Terry Francona stated pre-game Carlos Carrasco will make his 2013 debut...
Dorssys Paulino (SS, Lake County Captains): 2-for-4, 1 K.
Paulino was one of two Captains to record two base hits on Saturday as the Tribe’s top hitting prospect notched two singles. You can go up and down the entire Indians’ farm system and chances are that you won’t find a more exciting player to follow this season than Paulino. Paulino has now gone 3-for-12 this season,...
So far, Trevor Bauer's adjustment to life in pro ball from UCLA is off to a much worse start than Keifer Sutherland's television career after 24. Have you seen Touch? Yeah, neither has anyone else. Making his Cleveland Indians debut after the Diamondbacks jettisoned Bauer (Trevor) for cents on the dollar, the 22-year-old pitcher turned in a performance that led me to believe...
The Cleveland Indians will activate first basemen/designated hitter Jason Giambi on Tuesday. Tuesday is the first day the Indians can activate the 42-year-old.
Giambi has played in the majors dating back to 1995 and is hoping to squeeze one more season out of his body.
When activated manager Terry Francona plans to get Giambi some action quickly.
“I don’t want him to sit a week...
Zebulon, NC – On a perfect night for the 2013 home opener, the Carolina Mudcats took the field against the Winston Salem Dash and exploded for ten runs in a 10-1 blowout win.
Center fielder Tyler Naquin led off the bottom of the first inning by drawing a walk, and top prospect shortstop Francisco Lindor pushed a pitch through the infield to put runners at the corners. Designated...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.
The team made the move on Saturday.
Cleveland also recalled right-hander Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday night against Tampa Bay.
The Indians had said Thursday that the moves were coming.
Everybody Makes Mistakes
Young right-hander Zach McAllister went out and made some mistakes, but overall had a quality start stats-wise as he was only charged with two runs in six innings of work despite giving up four. However, the two unearned runs he gave up due to a fielding error at third base by Mike Aviles is not a new problem for McAllister as he struggled with pitching around...
Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson has a cervical-neck strain, the result of a home-plate collision.
Marson left in the fourth, one inning after Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings collided with him in Saturday night's game.
Jennings tried to score from third on Matt Joyce's grounder, but Marson held on to third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall's throw for the out.
INDIANAPOLIS- After a low-scoring outing in their 2013 debut, the Clippers’ bats came alive in Indianapolis in game two of their series against the Indianapolis Indians.
Indians’ center fielder Alex Presley and shortstop Jordy Mercer started off the game with back to back doubles, giving Indianapolis a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Indianapolis struck again...
Trevor Bauer's first career major league start with the Indians will forever be remembered as him being the first pitcher to walk the first four batters of a game since John Danks of the White Sox in 2009 and the first Indian since Bartolo Colon. However, Bauer's start was confirmation of everything we have heard about him: has a high ceiling, unpolished, raw,...
Player of the Game: Alex Cobb (7 1/3 innings 0 ER 4 Hits 3 BB 6 SO)
For the second consecutive night, the Indians were blanked by Rays starting pitching as they fell to their third loss in a row on Saturday, 6-0. Tribe starter Trevor Bauer while making it through five innings, showed fans and the organization that he needs more minor league seasoning, as he compiled seven...
TAMPA - When going on a road trip, it’s easy to leave some necessary belongings behind. For the Indians, it looked like the team left their hitting shoes behind the Canadian border in Toronto, as Tampa Bay shutout the Tribe on Friday night, 4-0.
Cleveland hitters could not string together any sort of offense against Rays crafty left-hander Matt Moore. The southpaw blanked the Indians...
It has never happened, but it might this year – the Cleveland Indians could face the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. Other match-ups are more likely — Nationals vs. Tigers, for instance — but Ohio’s teams may be on a collision course. It is less of a long shot than you might think.
On paper, the Reds are one of the best teams in baseball. They won 97 games last year...
Cleveland Indians (2-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (1-2)
Series 2, Games 4, 5, and 6
Tropicana Field (2012): 0.874*, Slight pitchers park. (Dome)
*Park Factor compares the rate of stats at home vs. the rate of stats on the road. A rate higher than 1.000 favors the hitter. Below 1.000 favors the pitcher.
The Rays, despite winning...