INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Indians activate Michael Bourn, send down Nyger Morgan

The Indians today activated OF Michael Bourn from the 15-Day DL and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to AAA Columbus. The move comes as a bit of a surprise because of Morgan’s success early in the season for the Indians. In nine games, Morgan has a .348 batting average and an OPS of .832. He is third on the team in walks with 7 and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. In the end, it...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 14, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Triple-A Columbus was rained out on Monday night. Dorssys Paulino (SS, Lake County): 0-for-5, 3 K, 4 E. Nope, that is not a typo. Paulino had four errors on the night, though...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Tribe Happenings: Issues starting to surface two weeks in

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…. Note, things are finally back to normal here at the IBI. This column had to go on the shelf for a few weeks while I feverishly worked to finish the new 2014 prospect book in between three baseball trips and the start of the season. This should once again be a regular Monday column, plus you will also begin to see many of...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaHair Brings Versatility to Clippers Lineup

The Clippers have a secret weapon on their roster, who, believe it or not, was a MLB All-Star in 2012; his name is Bryan LaHair.  LaHair signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians in February after returning from ... Read More

Carrasco Running Out of Options

It’s still early in the season, but for Carlos Carrasco it seems to be getting late quick.  After Friday’s start in Chicago, where he allowed five runs in four and two-third innings, Indians manager Terry Francona announced the next day ... Read More

Three up and three down: Indians and White Sox series

The Indians have played two series against division opponents. Even though we haven't reached the 10 percent mark of the season yet, the fact that they have dropped both is not a good start. Sunday in Chicago the Tribe took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth before John Axford gave up a two-run, walk-off homer to Alexei Ramirez. After coming in with a 14-game winning streak...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Video: Lindor’s hot start includes game winner for Akron

Cleveland uber-prospect Francisco Lindor is having a good start to the AA season for Akron, hitting safely in eight of the Rubberducks nine games. He has a double, a triple and a pair of home runs to go with seven RBI. One of those homers came in the bottom of the 13th inning on Friday night for a walk-off winner.
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The El Paso Chihuahuas pulled off an unreal prank on Jeff Francoeur

MLB veteran Jeff Francoeur is now a member of the Padres AAA affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Francoeur’s El Paso teammates decided to concoct an elaborate prank, creating the illusion that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. Of course, Franceour bought into the prank hook, line, and sinker, and believed Reyes was deaf for an entire month before the big reveal. This is just hilarious...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Baseball Team Pulls Epic Prank On Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur is a 30-year-old outfielder that has played nine major league seasons for five teams. He entered the majors as a highly-touted prospect with the Atlanta Braves, and lived up to the hype in his first few seasons. Francoeur batted .300 with an .884 OPS in his rookie season, and followed that up with driving in over 100 runs for two consecutive seasons. He even won a...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur victim of great prank by teammates

Clubhouse pranks are as much of a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jack and as far as this one goes…it’s a winner. Late in Spring Training, veteran Jeff Francoeur was released by the Cleveland Indians and, just days later, signed by the San Diego Padres and assigned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.  Up until recently, the outfielder’s teammates had him...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox broadcaster refers to pitcher's 'typical Asian motion'

Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson is best known for being a huge homer and not for delivering play-by-play with the type of tact that legends like Vin Scully display. So it’s probably not too surprising to hear the poor phrasing he used when talking about Cleveland Indians pitcher Chen-Chang Lee. Lee is a relief […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: Countdown to Bourn, Kipnis coming home and Pestano's last chance?

CLEVELAND -- The lineup card is back with another collection of random thoughts, statistics and musings now that the Indians have completed their first homestand and embarked on a seven-game road trip against division rivals Chicago and Detroit: LEADING OFF -- The Bourn Countdown Outfielder Michael Bourn was in the clubhouse after Wednesday's doubleheader and said that he would...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chisenhall on leave; Indians recall Sellers

The Indians have recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Columbus as Lonnie Chisenhall has remained in Cleveland with his wife, Meredith, who is expecting the couple's second child. Chisenhall has been placed on the paternity list. Sellers, 28, was acquired from the Dodgers on March 2. In 13 spring training games with the Tribe, he was 9 of 20 with three doubles and three RBI...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Danny Salazar

With one start under his belt, Danny Salazar will be making his first road start of the year against the Chicago White Sox and John Danks. In his previous start, Salazar faced the Minnesota Twins and went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. After allowing 2 runs in the first inning, Salazar settled down the rest of the way and the Indians were able to go on to win 7-2. However...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians demote Vinnie Pestano, Recall C.C. Lee

The struggle continues for Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano. His fall from being one of the best setup men in baseball also continues on its ugly plummet. On Tuesday, Pestano was tagged in the ninth inning of a 8-6 win over San Diego. He came in with the game in blowout mode for the Tribe with a 8-3 advantage. Pestano left the game with two outs in the ninth and the tying...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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