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Jason Giambi returns to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have activated veteran slugger Jason Giambi from the disabled list after he was sidelined for nearly three months. Giambi has been on the 60-day disabled list since June 12 with knee soreness. The 43-year-old recently did a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron. While he was out, Giambi gave his No. 25 to for All-Star Jim Thome, who signed a one-day contract...
Via AP on Fox
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Indians Come Rolling Home

Cleveland Indians fans may be having a flashback as the calendar flips from August to September. That flashback should be taking you to exactly one year ago. After most people counted the 2013 Indians out of the postseason race in July, the Indians reeled off a magical August and September to keep things interesting. It culminated into one of the best finishes in franchise history...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin placed on paternity list, McAllister recalled

For the second time in three days, the Indians have placed a player on the paternity list. Josh Tomlin was placed on the list on Sunday and Zach McAllister was recalled from Columbus. Tomlin got the win in Saturday's 3-1 victory in 11 innings over Kansas City as he worked two innings and gave up a run on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk. Since being moved to the bullpen...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Breaking down September callup candidates

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #134: Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2

On Saturday, Cleveland defeated Kansas City 3-2 in eleven innings. Cleveland struck out 13 Royals batters, allowed 2 runs, and used seven relievers, six of whom combined to make a grand total of ten outs. Welcome to Terry Francona's Indians in 2014. Enjoy your stay. The liberal use of the bullpen in 2014 has been a point of extreme intrigue, not that the entirety of the bullpen...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hustle and Pitching Outlasts Miscues for Extra-Inning Win; Indians 3, Royals 2

Fingernails are no longer needed in this season. After Saturday evening, they’re all gone. In a nail-biter affair, where runs were a premium but opportunity was abound it appeared the Kansas City Royals were going to steal a win in the bottom of the eighth when the Cleveland Indians played poor defense to allow an unearned run to force extra innings. But it was the hustle of Jose...

8/30 Recap: Atchison Error Forces Extras, But Ramirez’s Run Wins It

Player of the Game There was good and bad in Trevor Bauer’s start tonight as noted below, but in general is was good enough. Bauer allowed just four hits, but walked five in 5.2 innings. He also struck out six as his breaking ball was his best friend. In the end, he didn’t allow a run although he got into trouble a few times. In his final inning, he left the game with two on...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonnie Chisenhall Hopes to Lead Mustache Revival

While the rest of the world is still clogging up social media with videos of themselves dumping water on their heads, Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall is attempting to rally his team to another worthwhile cause. Saving the mustache. Starting tomorrow The @Indians will begin growing mustaches to raise awareness for their extinction..more info to follow #growone — Lonnie Chisenhall...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mustache mania: The Cleveland Indians are starting a rally 'stache movement (Photos)

The Cleveland Indians are starting a movement A mustache movement. Lonnie Chisenhall, the leader of the rally 'stache movement, proclaimed his plan to "raise awareness for mustache extinction" via Twitter on Thursday. Shortly thereafter, photos of Chisenhall's teammates in support of the rally 'stache movement began to surface on Twitter -- and as you can imagine...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians 3, White Sox 2: Carrasco 2.0 does it again

No matter how many times you want to bury the Tribe, or how many times they seem to try and bury themselves, they just keep coming back and winning the series. A night after losing a game they should have won with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound, it was up to Carlos Carrasco to keep the Indians on their current track. The goal, obviously, is to win every game, but they continue...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Indians Should Never Trade Nick Swisher

Photo by Chuck Crow, Plain Dealer However exciting the signing of Nick Swisher may have been back in December of 2012, the deal is now almost universally considered to be a bust. In his first two seasons, Swisher has batted .231/.316/.386 in 242 games and in his most recent year, he broke his streak of nine straight seasons with at least 21 home runs and 63 RBI. In 2014, he was undoubtedly...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Brantley as Humble as Cousin is Smooth

Justin Brantley has every right to have an ego. The 23 year-old from Hudson, New York, is spending his first professional baseball season on a team that is about to make the play-offs. He boasts a 4-0 record, 1.36 ERA, and has two saves  in 23 relief appearances for the Lake County Captains this season. He has given up only six runs — all earned — and is holding opposing batters...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Michael Brantley’s surprisingly bad defensive metrics

“Shortstops make most plays. One remembers good plays made longer than one remembers plays not made.” Let’s dub this a “Derek Jeter.” By now, better defensive stats have become somewhat mainstream in baseball analysis. In general, we should now know that errors and assists aren’t the only statistics available. On the highest and most nerdtastic level, there’s Ultimate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rise & Fall of Lonnie Chisenhall

Lonnie Chisenhall has had a roller coaster of a season in 2014. He started out being hated and disrespected, prior to the season, when he was replaced on the field by Carlos Santana and in the lineup by Jason Giambi, being excluded from All-Star voting. From there he became almost a cult figure while batting near .400 as #FreeLonnie and #LonnieBaseball took over twitter to the point...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramsey Excited About Future With Indians

James Ramsey is excited to be part of the Cleveland Indians organization. While he waits for his chance to contribute at the big league level, he looks forward to playing a big role in the Columbus Clippers quest to win the International League West Division title this season. Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals for Justin Masterson on July 30, the 6-foot, 190-pound outfielder...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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