Rangers re-sign catcher Chris Gimenez after trading him in August

  The Texas Rangers have signed catcher Chris Gimenez and right-hander David Martinez to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Texas also Thursday signed left-hander Efrain Nieves to a minor league deal. He will be in minor league camp. Gimenez was on the Rangers' Opening Day roster last season after being acquired on a waiver claim from Oakland...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign 3 players to minor league deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed catcher Chris Gimenez and right-hander David Martinez to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Texas also Thursday signed left-hander Efrain Nieves to a minor league deal. He will be in minor league camp. Gimenez was on the Rangers' opening day roster last season after being acquired on a waiver...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected arbitration salaries released for Indians players released their projections today for players around Major League Baseball who are eligible for salary arbitration. Over the years they have developed a pretty accurate model to project these salaries so fans can see some of the potential monetary commitments a team has during the Hot Stove season since a lot of these deals will not be finalized until January and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four open spots on Indians roster following moves

The Indians 40-man roster has four spots available after a couple moves on Monday. The White Sox claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck on waivers and catcher/infielder Chris Gimenez was outrighted from the 40 man onto the roster for Triple-A Columbus. Pitcher Tyler Cloyd was also re-signed to a minor-league contract and has been extended a non-roster invite to the Major League spring training...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Looking at the Indians true offseason needs

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Looking at roster decisions With the World Series set to end on Tuesday or Wednesday night, the official start to the MLB offseason will get underway by the weekend. Teams have to make decisions on contract options for 2015 within three days of the conclusion of the World Series, and trades and other moves can begin to be...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Indians Major League and Minor League free agents

Here are the free agents in the entire Cleveland Indians organization from the major league roster on down through the minors. Major League Free Agents Position players: Jason Giambi (DH)  The Indians also have only one non-tender candidate, catcher/infielder Chris Gimenez, and he looks certain to be non-tendered. If a player is non-tendered he becomes a free agent. Minor League...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dropping off the 40-man, KC props, and Tiger GM arrogance: While We’re Waiting…

It is Wednesday, it is the Tribe’s offseason, so that means its WWW time for yours truly. Before we get into this, I just want to give a shoutout to the beautiful city of San Diego, where I spent parts of Monday and Tuesday. What a beautiful and clean city. The downtown area seems all brand new and the Gaslamp District that surrounds Petco Park where the Padres play is essentially...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Carrasco sorry for criticizing defense

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has apologized for criticizing his defense following a tough loss to Kansas City. After he gave up two runs in Monday night's 2-0 loss, Carrasco said the Indians should have made two defensive plays behind him. First baseman Chris Gimenez had a hard shot go off his glove for an RBI single and shortstop Jose Ramirez failed to come with...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gloves, bats let Tribe down at worst time

Follow me back to a year ago next week. Your Cleveland Indians played the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wild Card game. I sat in my regular spot inside of Progressive Field and watched as the offense could do next to nothing against Rays starter Alex Cobb. When they did actually put runners on base, each Tribe hitter seemed to tense up and either get too over-anxious, or swung like they...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Familiar problems dash Tribe's last best opportunity for postseason push

CLEVELAND --€“ It took the Indians nine minutes Monday evening to get within 2½ games of the Royals for a Wild Card spot. Then in an excruciating 3 hours and 3 minutes, they watched a prime opportunity vanish. After playing the bottom of the 10th and holding on for a 5-4 win, the Indians were blanked 2-0 in Monday's regularly scheduled game at Progressive Field. With five games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros mascot Orbit trolls Indians players with 'Famous Stache Wax'

Infamous for his shenanigans with opposing players, Houston Astros mascot "Orbit" took his act to the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night. In honor of the Tribe's "rally 'stache" movement, which began at the end of August, Orbit "grew" one of his own. Apparently now a mustache aficionado, the furry green creature tried to sell the Indians on his own grooming product. Watch as Indians...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

“C” is for “Cookie”, Good Enough for Me

8:11 PM – I was about to suggest that if the Indians hadn’t given up on this season, neither should we. After all, I was just reminded of a recap I wrote last year that prematurely declared the Indians’ playoff hopes dead.  Anything can happen when you’ve got a team fighting for its life, and no one should know that better than we, especially after the 10-game winning streak...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

8/29 Recap: Indians Ride Mustaches to Victory

Roster Update: Another familiar face will possibly be joining the Indians as Russell Branyan has signed a minor league deal with the team and will report to Columbus. Most likely this was so he could get in a few games in AAA before joining the team in September when rosters expand. In a separate move, Yan Gomes has been reinstated from the 7 Day Concussion DL and was in the starting...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians acquire Chris Gimenez from the Rangers

The Cleveland Indians have acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers, according to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest. The Rangers are to receive "future considerations" in return for Gimenez. The Rangers had recently sent Gimenez down to their Triple-A affiliate shortly after the return of Geovany Soto and the emergence of J.P. Arencibia as a hot bat. The Indians...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

8/23 Recap: Another Walk-Off Win in Cleveland

Roster Update: After a few days of evaluation, the Indians placed catcher, Yan Gomes, on the 7-Day concussion DL. To fill the catcher void, the Indians acquired former Tribesman, Chris Gimenez, from the Texas Rangers for future considerations. Gimenez is expected to join the team tomorrow. Player of the Game Danny Salazar pitched his  second consecutive solid outing since rejoining...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland acquires catcher from Texas

CLEVELAND -- With Yan Gomes still feeling the effects from a concussion, the Indians placed him on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Thursday. Gomes was hit in the side of the mask by a ball that deflected off Kurt Suzuki during the fifth inning at Minnesota. Manager Terry Francona said Gomes did some activities on Friday but that it was better to err on the side of caution...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians acquire C Gimenez from Rangers

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers for future considerations. The teams made the trade Saturday. Gimenez is expected to join the Indians on Sunday. Gimenez batted .262 in 34 games with the Rangers before being designated for assignment on Aug. 7. He was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock after being taken off the Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

J.P. Arencibia pitched on Wednesday night, and it was weird

J.P. Arencibia became the third (!!!!!) position player to take the hill for the Texas Rangers this year, following in the footsteps of Mitch Moreland fellow backstop Chris Gimenez. And boy, it was bizarre. . It’s worth noting that Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers and assigned to AAA, while Moreland is on the 60-day DL following ankle surgery. That’s not...
Via Bloguin Best
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers C Gimenez from paternity leave to DFA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez has been removed from the paternity leave list and designated for assignment. The moves were announced Thursday, an off day for Texas. Rangers catcher Geovany Soto is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Friday before the opener of a weekend series in Houston. Gimenez went on paternity leave Monday, and remained...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Have a day, good guy: David Muphy comes up big against former team

CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley's walk off homer in the 12th gave the Indians a 4-3 win over the Rangers would not have been in that position if it wasn't for a couple key plays by David Murphy. The Indians right fielder made two great catches to rob Chris Gimenez and also had the game-tying home run in the ninth as the Tribe would rally and sweep the three-game series. "It's one of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers C pitches, showcases filthy changeup

It’s always fun when position players come in to pitch in MLB games. And on Thursday night, we were treated to such a feat in the Angels-Rangers matchup. Entering the top of the ninth inning, the game was out of reach, with Los Angeles leading, 15-4. This seemed like a perfect time for Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez to make his first major league appearance as a pitcher. And he...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers call on catcher Gimenez to pitch

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have used eight positon players to pitch since they started playing in 1972. Two of those have come during the trying 2014 season. And just like Mitch Moreland did earlier this season, catcher Chris Gimenez shined in his time on the mound. Gimenez pitched the top of the ninth in a 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, retiring all three batters...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington delivers message in postgame meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had seen enough after Thursday's dreadful 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. A Texas team that's been plagued by injuries and inconsistency has the worst record in baseball and has lost 19 of its last 22 games. A message had to be delivered after a fifth-straight loss and it was delivered. "I think it was needed," catcher...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sweep Rangers with help of new MLB rule

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In his playing days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia earned a reputation as a fearless catcher who never hesitated to block the plate when it was necessary, regardless of the risks. Tagging out a base runner -- and sometimes paying the price with a collision -- is among the most exciting plays in baseball. But it no longer exists. An experimental rule, known as 7...
Via Fox Sports West
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Francona's challenge keeps Tribe out of potential tie

The Indians won their tenth one run ballgame on Sunday afternoon, and a challenge won by the Indians and Terry Francona could have kept the tying run off the board. In the eighth inning with the Tribe up 3-2, Texas right fielder Alex Rios drew a two out walk off Bryan Shaw. With a 1-1 count on Chris Gimenez, Rios broke for second but Gimenez fouled the pitch off. On the next pitch...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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