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Indians' Urshela makes fantastic play to throw out Yankees' Gardner

Cleveland Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela made a spectacular play Tuesday night to throw New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner out from foul territory along the third baseline. Up 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning, Urshela fielded Gardner's grounder down the third baseline and threw him out from foul territory.  According to MLB Statcast, Urshela made his first step...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Gio flexes muscle to save Cookie’s gem

As the night had long turned into early morning for those on the North Coast attempting to keep their bleary eyes open long enough to see the outcome of the game, Giovanny Urshela attempted to be aggressive on the basepaths in the 10th inning, but his aggressiveness turned into impatience when the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) caught him at third base. He would get his revenge...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

8/4 Recap: Carrasco Starts, Urshela Finishes, Tribe Wins in 12

Player of the Game For the second game in a row, Carlos Carrasco threw nine innings, although this time, it wasn’t enough to earn him the win. In those nine he allowed no runs, one hit and struck out seven. He walked one and hit one, but thanks to a runner caught stealing, ended up facing just two batters over the minimum. Matt Shoemaker also pitched well for the Angels, but hit...
Via Burning River Baseball
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Giovanny Urshela the Cleveland Indians' long-term solution at third?

Do the Indians finally have their long-term solution at third base in Giovanny Urshela? The 23-year-old rookie has only played 27 games with the Tribe this year, but he seems to have the potential to take up permanent residence at the hot corner in Cleveland. As noted in a story from Did The Tribe Win Last Night, the third base position has been a revolving door since 2002, when...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Urshela Hoping to End Cleveland’s Long Third Base Drought

Giovanny Urshela has not been with the Cleveland Indians for very long. However, the 23-year-old rookie is already making a positive impression. In doing so, he is looking to do what no player in a Tribe uniform has done since the turn of the century and that is take the reigns of the third base job and truly make the position his. Ever since Travis Fryman left Cleveland following...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Urshela Homers in 6-0 Tribe Win

On this date in pointless nostalgia, June 12, 1995, the Cleveland Indians drew 41,845 fans for a ho-hum Monday night game against the Baltimore Orioles—the first of 455 consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field. Yesterday, with hordes of sports lovers flooding the city for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, only 15,316 decided to pre-game with an Indians vs. Mariners matinee. Those fortunate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians to option Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A, recall Giovanny Urshela

Along with optioning starting shortstop Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians also reportedly decided to option starting third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to the Clippers as well. The announcement which was first reported by Chronicle reporter Chris Assenheimer After a promising 2014 season that earned him the nickname Lonnie Baseball, Chisenhall...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Urshela Be the Key To Improving the Defense?

The solution to the defensive woes of 2014 might be closer than expected, well at least for third base. Giovanny Urshela, 23, first arrived in the Indians system in 2009. He was never really anything super impressive, aside from his superb caliber defense. He struck out too much, didn’t walk enough, and didn’t provide much power in his swing. He’s always had a decent slugging...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Urshela and Lindor: Teammates and Friends

Fans, players, coaches, family, and friends. A lot of people were excited when they found out Indians’ top prospect Franciso Lindor was promoted to Triple-A Columbus. But one person was arguably more excited than anyone else about the news. Columbus Clippers third baseman Giovanny Urshela. “Yeah, very excited to see him here at the next level,” Urshela said. “I’m very excited...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Added Strength Paying Off Big for Urshela

Columbus Clippers third baseman Giovanny Urshela has always been known for his stellar defense and gun-slinging arm, but it’s his power numbers at the plate that are raising eyebrows this season. As of June 12, the 22-year-old from Cartagena, Colombia leads the Cleveland Indians minor league organization with 61 runs batted in and ranks third in home runs with 13. Through 88 games...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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