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“Counter punch: Yoenis Cespedes, anyone? To me, this would be the best move the Indians could make to show Indians fans they mean business. He’s young, controllable and could be a star in the Majors. He fits within what the Indians are trying to do and is, really, the only thing left on this winter’s market that would send a strong message to the fans. The Indians definitely have interest, but this could turn into a bidding war.” [Bastian/MLB.com]
“So when do we get our blockbuster headline? Looking back at the Tribe’s free-agent signings over the last 20 years or so, there have been some notable names, but none on the level of Fielder or Pujols. The Indians did have moderate success keeping their own star prospects before they approached free agency, but those decisions have...
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The Cleveland Indians have officially placed starting pitcher Fausto Carmona on the restricted list. Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested one week ago on charges of false identity as he was attempting to renew his visa within the Dominican Republic.
Released on $13,000 bond, Carmona/Hernandez will have to endure the Dominican legal process...
“That’s why we didn’t sign Fielder, because you guys say we have too many left-handers.”
-Indians Manager Manny Acta, joking when asked about the Tribe’s lefty heavy line-up. The Manager was speaking at the Tribe’s Winter Press Tour stop in Strongsville.
Gee, good one Manny.
(Hat tip @MLBastian)
Baseball’s restricted list is a special place for players who have somehow managed to do something egregious enough to be sent into exile by their current team.
I guess that falsifying your identity is a good enough reason.
Cleveland Indians pitcher “Fausto Carmona” (AKA Roberto Hernandez Heredia) has been moved to the team’s inactive list with the pending investigation by...
The Cleveland Indians made a move with the pitcher they have only known for the past 11-plus years as Fausto Carmona. Arrested last week in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges, Carmona was placed on baseball's restricted list. The Indians had to apply to the commissioner's office in order to have Carmona placed on the list due to his unusual legal entanglement.
The Tigers sign Prince Fielder.
The Indians sign Robinson Tejeda.
The Marlins sign Heath Bell.
The Indians sign Ryan Spilborghs.
The Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran.
The Indians sign Fred Lewis.
The Angels sign Albert Pujols.
The Indians sign Andy LaRoche.
The Marlins sign Mark Buehrle.
The Indians sign Chris Ray.
The Marlins sign Jose Reyes.
The Indians sign Jose Lopez.
On and on...
In his recent FanGraphs interview, Manny Acta said that Lonnie Chisenhall is “going to probably be the most important piece of the puzzle in our infield.” The Indians skipper was referring primarily to the young third baseman’s defense, but he obviously will have to produce with the bat as well. Despite Chisenhall’s less-than-impressive rookie numbers — .255/.284/.415,...
Have a question for Indians closer Chris Perez? Now's your chance to ask him. Join Glenn Moore today at 2:30 p.m. for the first edition of 30 Minutes of Pure Rage. They'll talk about the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Prince Fielder's new contract and Chris' spring training preparations. Chris will also give his take on the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.
MIAMI — The Marlins on Wednesday signed outfielder Austin Kearns to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Kearns, 31, appeared in 57 games with the Indians last year, batting .200 with two home runs and seven RBIs.
The veteran broke in with the Reds in 2002, and he has also played for the Nationals and Yankees.
– Joe Frisaro
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta says the pitcher known as Fausto Carmona is an important part of the rotation and the team is doing what it can to speed up his arrival. Acta told The Associated Press late Monday that the team is making the necessary moves to get Carmona to the United States for the coming season but also will be prepared to go without him. Says Acta:
By placing Fausto Carmona on the restricted list, he does not count against the Indians 40 and 25-man roster. He also does not get paid until he joins the Indians in the United States.
The Cleveland Indians have signed reliever Dan Wheeler to a minor-league deal, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.
Wheeler posted a 4.38 era and averaged 7 strikeouts per nine innings in 49 1/3 innings for Boston last season.
Wheeler made $3mm last season and became a free agent when Boston declined his $3mm team option for 2012.
Speier also notes that the Red Sox will not receive compensation...
The Indians' infield for 2012 has some moving parts, but the big question is who will play first base?
The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with free-agent reliever Dan Wheeler on a minor-league contract.