Tribe’s Bench Bunch Could Use a Boost

When trying to imagine what the Cleveland Indians roster might look like for the coming season, there are the obvious question marks. What will the rotation look like? Will the front office bolster the bullpen? Will Abraham Almonte and Lonnie Chisenhall really be the club’s starting center and right fielders for 2016? The latter question plays a substantial role on what the Indians...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ Winter Blueprint: Cleveland Indians

2015 Summary The season began with an incredible sense of anticipation and intrigue as the Cleveland Indians were picked by Sports Illustrated to be the 2015 World Series Champion. Well, we all see how that worked out.  A season that some would say was plagued by injuries and unlucky plays would be described by me in one simple word, average: That is the word more than exemplified...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin Could See Big Raise Through Arbitration

The Cleveland Indians entered this offseason with just a handful of key roster decisions to make regarding members of their 2015 team. Three players – Mike Aviles, Gavin Floyd, and Ryan Webb – have already filed for free agency. The Indians announced this past week that they were electing to decline Ryan Raburn’s option for the 2016 season, making him a free agent. As for internal...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Righty Webb Return to Cleveland to Provide More Relief?

Every team has its unsung heroes, unheralded contributors whose work goes unnoticed in the background. Right-hander Ryan Webb filled that role in the Cleveland Indians bullpen in 2015. Now, like many others around the league, he is out of a job after joining Mike Aviles and Gavin Floyd from the Indians in filing for free agency on Monday. Webb’s journey to the Cleveland roster...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians decline Ryan Raburn’s option

The Cleveland Indians announced they have declined the team option to bring back Ryan Raburn for $3 million. Instead, they will pay the buyout of $100,000, which will allow Raburn to join Mike Aviles, Ryan Webb, and Gavin Floyd as free agents from the 2015 Indians team. Raburn joined the ballclub in the same offseason as Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. Most fans would have been not...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Aviles Era Over in Cleveland?

Every now and then, there are reminders in life that professional sports are just a game. They may be a source of entertainment for some and a source of employment for others, but in the end, there are things much more important. Mike Aviles and the Cleveland Indians received that reminder this season as the Tribe’s super-utility man had his focus diverted throughout the season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Re-sign Mike Aviles?

Now that we are truly on our way into the colder months of the off-season, questions on what to do about certain players are starting to arise more often than usual. With the majority of the roster, it simply comes down to who could be traded for bigger bats; like Carlos Santana or Danny Salazar, just to name a few. However, there is one particular player whose 2015 season and free...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles opens up about emotional 2015

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Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

9/13 Game 2 Recap: Tigers Trounce Tribe, Trevor’s Try at Taming Troubles Thwarted

Player of the Game Mike Aviles lead the lackluster Tribe with 2 hits tonight. That’s all it took to be the best player of the game for the Indians. Feathers Up The Indians took advantage of Randy Wolf in the first inning with handful of base hits and a bases loaded walk to grab an early 2-0 lead. Unfortunately they couldn’t build upon this quick start. Feathers Down Trevor...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Aviles escorts Jimmy Fund patient to the mound for first pitch

Cleveland Indians utilityman Mike Aviles helped escort a Jimmy Fund patient to the mound for a first pitch Wednesday at Fenway Park. Aviles also made a $4,000 donation in honor of each of his four children, to the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon which supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Aviles' daughter, Adriana, has been recieving treatment for leukeimia. She, along with her sister...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Remembers A Call With John Farrell, Daughter’s First Pitch (Video)

Mike Aviles once was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles has never played for Farrell, but he knows what kind of character Farrell has thanks to an unlikely phone call after the trade. “From the little bit I got to know him, when I got traded for him going from Boston to Toronto, he gave me a call and we talked...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell, Mike Aviles’ Daughter, and a Reminder of What’s Important

I started writing this post as a little tribute to former Red Sox player Mike Aviles’ 4-year old daughter, Adriana, who is battling leukemia and threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Indians/Yankees game. The video of her first pitch was inspiring and heart-breaking all at once, and it reminded me of all the things I have to be thankful for. Then, as I was finally sitting...
Via Surviving Grady
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles’ Adorable Daughter Throws Out First Pitch At Indians Game (Video)

The Cleveland Indians showed their full support for Mike Aviles when they refused to ship him at the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline while his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, battles cancer. They also set the stage for an awesome moment Thursday night. Before Cleveland’s contest against the New York Yankees, Adriana and her sister, Maiya, got to take the mound at Progressive Field...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Maiya and Adriana Aviles throw out the first pitch

Mike Aviles twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, were chosen to throw out the first pitch at yesterday’s Indians-Yankees game. There was quite a bit of action before the pitch, and it was unbearably adorable. There was a meeting of the minds (or head-to-head interaction, depending on your preferred pun) with Terry Francona, some warm-up pitching outside the dugout, tips from (or...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles on daughters' pitch: My joy comes from my kids

It was an emotional moment at Progressive Field on Thursday night when Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles assumed catcher’s duties during the ceremonial first pitch procession before the Tribe took on the New York Yankees. Tossing out the pitches before the game were Aviles’ four-year-old twin daughters, Adriana and Maya. Adriana was diagnosed with childhood leukemia...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles’ twin daughters threw out the first pitches in Cleveland

Before Thursday night’s Yankees-Indians game at Progressive Field, the four-year old twin daughters of Cleveland infielder Mike Aviles threw out the first pitches. This may not seem like a huge deal until you realize that one of Aviles’ daughters, Adriana, is currently battling leukemia. #TeamAdriana and their first pitch! pic.twitter.com/UgARO6y2oK — Cleveland Indians (...
Via The Outside Corner
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mikes Aviles’ twin daughters to throw first pitches Thursday

Sometimes first pitches are just first pitches, and sometimes they carry a greater message. Mike Aviles’ twin four-year-old girls, Adriana and Maiya, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Thursday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Their pitches will fall in the message-carrying category, and that message is this: F*ck you, cancer. (I’m guessing...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch what happens when you “ruin” a no-hitter

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber threw a complete masterpiece on Sunday afternoon, not allowing his first hit until the seventh inning when Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer lined a two-out, one-two fastball to left field. The belt-high pitch was slapped the opposite way, dropping in front of Indians left fielder Michael Brantley. The ball was well hit by a quality...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now: The Pre-Trade Deadline Episode

Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” joins Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland for the 23rd episode of Tribe Time Now! Stephanie and Ryan discuss the Milwaukee series in review, potential trade ideas from IPL, interest in Santana and Mike Aviles, the AL Central’s vast starting pitching marketplace, the shady PR area of...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians will not trade Mike Aviles while daughter battles leukemia

The Cleveland Indians have received trade inquiries for Mike Aviles leading up to the trade deadline, but the veteran infielder is currently off-limits. That has less to do with his ability and more to do with his current family situation. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia back in May. She is currently receiving...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians won't trade Aviles due to daughter's leukemia battle

The Cleveland Indians aren’t out of the playoff race quite yet, but there’s one player who definitely isn’t for sale ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline. At 45-48, the Indians certainly aren’t a lock for the postseason. However, the club is 4 1/2 games out of an American League wild card spot and could have a fighting chance with a few good moves. But even...
Via NESN.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Teams interested in Mike Aviles; Indians won’t trade him while daughter battles leukemia

The Cleveland Indians front office can’t necessarily get their lineup to hit better with runners on base, but they can control what happens to a coveted player in the trade market. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Chris Antonetti and company have been receiving some calls regarding utility man Mike Aviles, but due to some extenuating circumstances, the Tribe has removed...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

7/17 Recap: Reds Pitching Outhits Indians Offense, Rain Still Wet

Roster Update: On Thursday, the Indians reactivated Mike Aviles from emergency medical leave and sent Jose Ramirez back to Columbus. Ramirez didn’t get into a game while in Cleveland. Not really a roster update, but Nick Hagadone (on the DL with a strained back) seriously injured his left elbow during his rehab appearance in Mahoning Valley on Wednesday. We will have a more detailed...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians reinstate Mike Aviles before second-half opener

The Indians have reinstated infielder Mike Aviles from the Family Medical Emergency list after optioning infielder Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. The move was announced on Thursday, one day before the team opens the second half of the season against the Reds in Cincinnati. From MLB.com: "Aviles left the team July 11 tend to his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, as she undergoes...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles on Family Medical Emergency List

The Cleveland Indians super-utility player Mike Aviles was placed on the Family Medical Emergency list on Saturday. Adriana Aviles, the four year old daughter of Aviles, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and Aviles had already spent some time on the same list in May. Indians.com writer August Fagerstrom writes: Aviles left the stadium shortly before Friday’s first...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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