BRYAN LAHAIR NEWS

RubberDucks Notebook: LaHair finding comfort in Akron

Week in review The RubberDucks won two series, sweeping the Harrisburg Senators at home and taking two out of three from the Erie SeaWolves on the road before dropping Monday evening’s contest in Altoona. The team has been playing its best baseball this season, winning 18 of their last 22 games. Akron has had dominant pitching (first in the Eastern League with a 3.31 team ERA)...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: May 16, 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. Bryan LaHair (Akron, 1B) - 4-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 5 RBI While I realize that this is a performance by a guy with significant major league experience facing Double-A pitching, the extent...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 17, 2014  |  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
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 25th

The Indians squared off with the Reds on Tuesday with all games split between the two complexes in Goodyear. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game. Bryan LaHair has a big game at Columbus, Nellie Rodriguez has a much needed big showing and more!
Via Indians Baseball Insider
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' injury updates on Bryan LaHair, Justin Sellers and Shaun Marcum

The Cleveland Indians won only 68 games in 2012, but had a dramatic turnaround last season, winning 92 games and earning a wild card berth.  In order to continue the positive trend, the Indians need continued production from all 25 players on the roster and be fortunate to maintain good health.  But there are some injury concerns heading towards the end of Spring Training.  Bryan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Round-Trip Ticket

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Bryan LaHair is back from his Eastern sojourn, and is applying what he learned during a season in Japan to his new gig with the Indians.
Via indians.scout.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Storylines: Indians ink LaHair as yet another depth option

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. I'm pinch-hitting once again for Andy who is still recovering from a planned surgery. He should be back in the captain's chair of this regular...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Notes: Cleveland signs Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract

From All-Star to afterthought, first baseman/infielder Bryan LaHair has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians with an invitation to spring training after spending a year in Japan. As reported by Jordan Bastain of MLB.com, LaHair is expected to compete for a bench spot in spring training and provide depth at first base and designated hitter. Indians have signed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

1B-OF LaHair, Indians reach minor league deal

Bryan LaHair and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract. The 31-year-old first baseman and outfielder hit .230 with 16 homers and 57 RBIs last year for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League. He was released on Jan. 23. LaHair was an NL All-Star in 2012, when he batted .269 with 16 homers and 40 RBIs for the Chicago Cubs. He has 21 homers...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians continue stockpiling hitters, add former Cubs slugger Bryan LaHair

The Cleveland Indians signed first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. LaHair, 31, is most well known for his torrential start to the 2012 season with the Chicago Cubs. A long-time minor leaguer and 2011 Triple-A Pacific Coast League MVP, he earned the team’s starting first baseman job...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign former All-Star Bryan LaHair to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians have signed former All-Star Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal. LaHair, 31, was selected to the All-Star game in 2012 as a member of the Chicago Cubs but found himself playing overseas with the Fukuoska Southbank Hawks in Japan’s Pacific League last year. In his lone season there he hit just .230/.236/.428. The deal between LaHair and the Indians includes...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign Bryan LaHair to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent first baseman and outfielder Bryan LaHair to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. LaHair, 31, is a veteran of three Major League seasons with Seattle (2008) and Chicago-NL (2011-12), compiling a career batting mark of .260 (139-for-535) with 26 doubles, 21...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign free agent OF/1B Bryan LaHair

Cleveland Indians press release: CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair to a Minor League Contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. LaHair, 31, is a veteran of three Major League seasons with Seattle (2008) and Chicago-NL (2011-12), compiling a career batting mark...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Bryan LaHair Goes From Chicago Cubs All-Star To Japanese Pacific League In 4 Short Months?

Bryan LaHair went from being a can’t miss Major League Baseball prospect with the Seattle Mariners to the next big thing for the Chicago Cubs. After appearing in just 20 games for Chicago in 2011, LaHair got off to a blazing start with the Cubs in 2012. So hot, in fact, that he was a Cubs’ representative in the 2012 MLB All-Star game in Kansas City, going into the game with a...
Via hardballchat.com
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan LaHair agrees to contract with Japanese team

Bryan LaHair will go to Japan for the 2013 season. The 2012 National League All-Star has signed a contract worth $4.5 million to play the next two seasons for the Softbank Hawks. LaHair was designated for assignment by the Cubs earlier this week and would have been in line for a contract worth the league minimum had he opted to remain in the US. In 2012 LaHair got off to a strong...
Via Tireball.com
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Japan's Softbank signs LaHair

The Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League say they have signed former Chicago Cubs infielder Bryan LaHair to a two-year, $4.5 million contract. LaHair, who was named to the National League All-Star team last season, batted .286 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs before the All-Star break but fell to .202 with two home runs and 10 RBIs after it. After losing the first base job...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Cubs INF LaHair signs with Japan's Softbank

The Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League say they have signed former Chicago Cubs infielder Bryan LaHair to a two-year, $4.5 million contract. LeHair, who was named to the National League All-Star team last season, batted .286 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs before the All-Star break but fell to .202 with two home runs and 10 RBIs after it. After losing the first base job...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan LaHair DFA'd in Attempt to Resurrect Mr. Baseball

In the span of a week, the Cubs went from being smart to peculiar. Which isn't all that surprising. After all, this is the Cubs we are talking about. Last week the cubs swooped in with I'm tentatively calling the signing of the offseason when they inked Scott Baker to a one-year deal. Yesterday they DFA'd 2012 All Star, and killer of my fantasy team, Bryan LaHair. According...
Via Off Base Percentage
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan LaHair set to join Japanese team

Bryan LaHair went from unheard-of to the National League All-Star team in 2012. He’s set to depart the major leagues just as quick. LaHair, who struggled in the second half, was recently designated for assignment and now appears to be headed to Japan. The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are on the verge of signing LaHair who spent all of 2012 with the Chicago Cubs. Already a trade candidate...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Designated for assignment: Figgins and LaHair

– The Seattle Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Figgins had one year and $8 million left on his contract. The 34-year old veteran hit .227/.302/.283 with 4 HR's and 61 RBI's in 1209 plate appearances for the Mariners in three seasons and his wOBA's during his tenure there were .298, .220 and .242. – First baseman Bryan...
Via PRO Rumors
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

What is Japanese for LaBomb?

Bryan LaHair was designated for assignment today. I think we generally hoped he would have a teeny tiny bit of trade value, but maybe he didn't or maybe the Cubs thought they should do right by him and just let him go so he can pursue an opportunity elsewhere (the talks of Japan are most [...]
Via Obstructed View OLD
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs DFA All-Star Bryan LaHair

he Chicago Cubs today selected the contracts of four players and added them to the 40-man roster: right-handed pitcher Trey McNutt from Double-A Tennessee, infielder Christian Villanueva from Single-A Daytona, infielder Logan Watkins from Tennessee and right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack from Daytona. Infielder Bryan LaHair has been designated for assignment, as he and the Cubs...
Via The Sports Bank
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Designate Bryan LaHair For Assignment as They Prepare For the Rule 5 Draft

As the Rule Five draft looms in the near future, the deadline for teams to set their 40 man roster arrives today. With that being the case, the Chicago Cubs made a flurry of moves to ensure that players who would be vulnerable to the draft, that the club valued, would be protected. In doing so, the Cubs added pitchers Trey McNutt and Robert Whitenack as well as infielders Christian...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Make Roster Moves and a Trade

Today was the deadline to add players to the 40-man so they would't be eligible for the Rule 5 draft. The winners were: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Robert Whitenack, 3B Christian Villanueva and INF Logan Watkins. Bryan LaHair was desginated for assignment and RHP Carlos Gutierrez was waived (I swear I don't even know who that is). LaHair is apparently going to sign to play in Japan...
Via Cub Reporter
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs 5, Astros 4

Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros' National League finale. In the first series between 100-game losers in the major leagues since 1962, LaHair homered in the second and broke a 4-all tie in the ninth against Hector Ambriz (1-0). Houston went 55-107 and set a club record for losses...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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