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News and notes: Entering the offseason

Now that the Giants have won the World Series yet again, breaking hearts in Kansas City and possibly making the Pirates feel a little bit better since Madison Bumgarner established himself as possibly the best postseason pitcher ever, we are ready to jump in to the MLB offseason. Free agency starts this week and some moves are already taking place. Catching up on some Pirates and...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh gets Justin Sellers from Cleveland

The Pittsburgh Pirates won 88 games in 2014 and secured a wild card playoff spot in the National League. Although their season ended with an 8-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NL Wild Card game, the Pirates have much to look forward to next season. Although 10th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 8th in ERA, the Pirates are wasting no time this off season making moves...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is Justin Sellers the New Clint Barmes?

Today was a busy day of moves for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, then designated John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez for assignment (clearing spots on the 40-man roster for Sellers and Charlie Morton, who was reinstated from the DL). The moves to DFA Axford and Gomez don’t amount to much. They were both...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Sellers

JUSTIN SELLERS SHORTSTOP Born: February 1, 1986Height: 5’10″Weight: 160Bats: RightThrows: RightDrafted: 6th Round, 191st Overall, 2005 (Athletics)How Acquired: Trade from Indians (for cash)High School: Marina (CA) HSAgents: Select Sports Group WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Oakland drafted Sellers out of high school.  He was considered a good prospect coming...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians trade Sellers to Pirates

The Indians made a move to their 40-man roster on Saturday, trading infielder Justin Sellers to the Pirates for cash considerations. With the move, the 40-man roster stands at 38. Sellers was a longshot to make the club the upcoming season with Jason Kipnis at second and Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor vying for shortstop. The Indians would also have depth at second should they...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Axford and Gomez For Assignment, Acquire Justin Sellers From Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitchers John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez for assignment. In a separate transaction, they acquired 28-year-old infielder Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Charlie Morton has also been activated from the 60-day disabled list, meaning the 40-man roster remains filled. Sellers has played parts of the last four seasons...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians and Royals will try again to finish what they started

CLEVELAND --€“ When we last left the Indians and Royals game on Aug. 31, there was a deluge at Kaufman Stadium as the bottom of the 10th was about to start with the Tribe holding a 4-2 lead. Three weeks later and 794 miles from where it started, the teams will finish it before tonight's regularly scheduled game at Progressive Field. Mike Moustakas, Erik Kratz and Alcides Escobar...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians and Royals will try again to finish what they started

CLEVELAND --€“ When we last left the Indians and Royals game on Aug. 31, there was a deluge at Kaufman Stadium as the bottom of the 10th was about to start with the Tribe holding a 4-2 lead. Three weeks later and 794 miles from where it started, the teams will finish it before tonight's regularly scheduled game at Progressive Field. Mike Moustakas, Erik Kratz and Alcides Escobar...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy off the DL, Sellers called up

CLEVELAND -- Indians outfielder David Murphy has been activated from the disabled list in time for Friday night's opener of a three-game series against the White Sox. Murphy, who has been on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique since Aug. 10, is batting .262 with 21 doubles, seven home runs and 55 RBI. He has spent the last two days rehabbing with Columbus, where he went 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy off the DL, Sellers called up

CLEVELAND -- Indians outfielder David Murphy has been activated from the disabled list in time for Friday night's opener of a three-game series against the White Sox. Murphy, who has been on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique since Aug. 10, is batting .262 with 21 doubles, seven home runs and 55 RBI. He has spent the last two days rehabbing with Columbus, where he went 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians activate Murphy and recall Sellers

Today, the Indians added some much needed offense with the activation of David Murphy from the 15-day DL. He was placed on the DL after suffering from a strained right oblique. This season in 109 games, Murphy has hit .262 with 7 home runs and 55 RBIs. The right fielder will give Terry Francona another option in the outfield and a much needed bat. The team is need of any offense...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians activate Murphy from DL, recall Sellers

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated outfielder David Murphy from the 15-day Disabled List. They have also recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus. Murphy has been on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique since August 10, batting .262 (95-362) on the year with 21 doubles, 7 homers and 55 RBI in 109 games.  He has spent the last...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier Homers, Captains and Clippers Win in Playoff Wednesday Playoff Action

Captains Clip Silver Hawks in Three Game Series; Captains 6, Silver Hawks 2 They looked like a new team on the field Wednesday night in Eastlake, and with good reason. The Lake County Captains, who finished last in the Midwest League, delivered a game filled with hard hits, good defense, and strong pitching, to earn a 6-2 win in the first of their three-game playoff series against...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is Next Year: A Look At The Indians Affilaiates In The Playoffs.

Here are clippings from the Indians affiliates that are in the post season. Both the Clippers and Captains won while the Duck lost. Clippers 9 Durham Bulls 4 (Clippers lead 1-0) David Murphy, on a rehab assignment from the big league club, hit the first of three home runs that helped the Clippers top the Durham Bulls 9-4 in the opening game of the semifinals of the International...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers bomb Durham in series opener, 9-4

The Clippers kicked off the playoffs with a dominating win Wednesday night, overcoming the Durham Bulls 9-4. Within the first two innings the Clippers put up three runs thanks to two homers. David Murphy cracked a two-run homer out to right field in the bottom of the first to take the lead. With no answer from the Bulls, Matt Carson went yard in the bottom of the second to further...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson's four RBI night leads Clippers to 9-4 win

Elliot Johnson's four RBI night led the Clippers to a 9-4 win over the Mud Hens, one night after clinching the International League West. With Toru Murata (4-3) on the mound a ground-rule double in the first put Toledo up 1-0 going into the second. The lead was short lived as in the top of the second Johnson sent a ball deep into center field bringing both Matt Carson and Carlos...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers late homers propel them to 11-9 win over Indians

The Clippers and Indianapolis Indians needed extra innings to determine a winner on Monday night. In the bottom of the tenth the Clippers were down 9-7 when Dusty Brown stepped to the plate and hit a home run to left field to cut the deficit down to one run.  With runners on the corners and two outs Jesus Aguilar came through for Columbus going yard to left field for a walkoff three...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Around The Farm: August 22, 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. Francisco Lindor (Columbus, SS) - 4-5, 3 R - Lindor has the first four-hit night of his Triple-A career as he extends his hitting streak to three games with hits in 10 of his last...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers knock off Bats on the road, 5-2

LOUISVILLE, KY – Francisco Lindor, Justin Sellers and Audy Ciriaco combined for eight of the Columbus Clippers (73-61) nine hits in a 5-2 win over the Louisville Bats (64-70) on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field. Lindor had four hits and scored three of the Clippers five runs.  Justin Sellers and Audy Ciriaco both had two hits; Ciriaco’s on a pair of doubles. ...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Sellers Following In Father’s Footsteps

Baseball is in Justin Sellers‘ DNA. Since he was a kid he dreamed of playing in the big leagues like his father, Jeff Sellers, a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. That dream has become a reality as Sellers lives his childhood dream every time he steps on the field as a professional baseball player in the Cleveland Indians organization. “Growing up I always wanted to be like...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: August 17, 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, the rookie level Arizona game was suspended. Mitch Brown (Lake County, SP) -W (6-8), 6 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K - Brown has allowed one or no earned runs in eachof his last six outings...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Clippers players find value with versatility

Versatility creates opportunity Being able to contribute to a team at multiple positions is more and more important as managers change lineup cards to play the matchup game. In Cleveland, they have Mike Aviles, who from time to time plays seven positions.  The Columbus Clippers (65-57) have multiple players that fill this role.  On the current 25-man roster, Elliot Johnson,...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ciriaco, Clippers roll Tides, 11-5

COLUMUBUS, OH – In literature, rain can sometimes have a transformative power. One heavy shower can change a character’s attributes, and even enhance some. The Columbus Clippers (58-52) were already playing well before the rain came on Sunday evening, but they celebrated the end of the downpour by scoring six runs in the seventh inning on their way to an 11-5 victory over the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 20, 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, rookie level Arizona was off on Sunday. Francisco Mejia (C, Mahoning Valley): 3-for-4, 4 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K. Mejia cranked his first homer of the Mahoning Valley season and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive explosion powers Clippers to 9-5 win

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The All-Star Break is a much-needed rest for all players, but it can be even more beneficial if a team ends the season’s first half with a win.   On Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Clippers (53-46) did just that by beating the Indianapolis Indians (53-46) by a score of 9-5 to enter the break on a high. The visiting Clippers scored first. Matt Carson and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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