Columbu Clippers relinquish early lead, lose 3-2 to Gwinnett

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scott Barnes took the mound in the eighth inning with one out and then the Gwinnett Braves made their comeback. Leading 2-1, Barnes walked the first batter he faced, followed by a double and a single that scored two, lifting the Braves to a 3-2 win against Columbus.The Clippers started the game off in control, throwing two on the board in the first. Jose Ramirez led...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tribe defense has been historically bad thus far

Sure, the Cleveland Indians aren’t exactly tearing the cover off of the ball on a nightly basis, but they aren’t exactly catching it either. FanGraphs, who has been very kind to the Tribe thus far through 2014, penned another entry that wasn’t all too glowing. The topic du jour: Defense, or severe lack thereof. As run stopping has grown just as important as run producing, the...
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Clippers blowout Braves 11-1, snap seven-game streak

COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Clippers (7-10) got contributions from everybody in their 11-1 win over the visiting Gwinnett Braves (11-7) on Tuesday night. The Clippers dominated in all phases and snapped the Braves seven-game win streak.   Trevor Bauer (2-0, 0.96) continued his flawless start to 2014, hurling six and two-thirds of quality, pitch-efficient baseball.  He allowed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 21, 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. Jose Ramirez (2B, Columbus): 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB. Ramirez is on fire right now as he is hitting .400 over his last 10 games, and more surprising, he has three home runs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Wigwam: Was Bourn activated too soon?

The Bird's View I simply don’t get it. Why would a team demote (at the time) their best all-around hitter for a player coming back from injury? Center fielder Nyjer Morgan was leading the Indians in both average and on-base percentage, but was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to make room for Michael Bourn who has returned from a hamstring injury. Hitting .348 (8-for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

4/16 Recap: Indians 3 – Tigers 2

Roster Update: Prior to the cancellation of yesterday’s game, the Indians activated Michael Bourn from the DL and sent Nyjer Morgan to AAA. Player of the Game Coming off an impressive shut out performance against the Padres, Zach McAllister repeated his effort against a much tougher team. While he did give up a run early, off a double and a couple ground outs in the first, McAllister...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourn anxious to return to Indians lineup on Wednesday

DETROIT -- As much as he wanted to get back, Michael Bourn knew that he would have to be 100 percent. After playing the weekend in Akron, Bourn is ready to return. The Indians activated Bourn off the disabled list on Tuesday before their scheduled game against the Tigers, which was postponed due to cold weather. With Bourn being activated, Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians and Tigers postponed in Detroit

It’s April 15 and winter is still clinging on by a thread across the Midwest. After frigid temperatures and a blanket of snow swept across the region on Tuesday, baseball was put on hold. The Indians and Tigers had a scheduled 7:08 p.m. first pitch on Tuesday night in Detroit to kick off a three-game series. Tuesday’s game was ultimately postponed due to freezing temperatures...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate Michael Bourn from disabled list

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was activated from the 15-day disabled Tuesday, the club announced. As a corresponding move, Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn, 31, injured his hamstring in spring training and has yet to take part in the 2014 regular season. It's the second consecutive April that he spent time on the DL, as last April he suffered a lacerated...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourn activated from DL, Morgan optioned to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn has been on the 15-Day disabled list since March 30 after injuring his left hamstring on March 16 vs. the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, AZ.  He appeared in five games on a rehab assignment...
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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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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The week in MLB replay reviews

If the first week of the season is the week where replay got off to a good start, the second week of the season is the week where replay turned into an absolute mess. There was lots of slop when it came to replay this week, and cries for the system to be overhauled are growing louder and louder. April 8th, Angels vs Mariners – the dropped catch. This is becoming a thing that is...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan Proving to be a Steal as Bourn’s Replacement

Outfielder Nyjer Morgan was thought to be on borrowed time. When the Cleveland Indians signed him to minor league contract with an invite to big league spring training, expectations were low. He had not appeared in a Major League Baseball ... Read More
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Nyjer Morgan: Back where he belongs

Few people get to travel the world. For center fielder Nyjer Morgan, he’s had to endure just that in order to keep his big league career alive. Signed to a minor league deal this offseason with an invite to spring training, Morgan has quickly impressed Cleveland with his speed, bat and unique veteran presence. “He’s been on base more than half the time, that’s the biggest...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold: Nyjer Morgan 2.0

In the fickle world where professional baseball players trade, Nyjer Morgan has everything going against him. He’s 33 years old. He’s on a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, getting his opportunity thanks to a minor league deal, ultimately obtaining a spot on the big league roster solely due to an injury to the team’s every day center fielder. A season ago, he was...
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Indians 8, Padres 6: The Murph and Plush Show overshadowed by Pestano’s struggles

Raise your hand if you had David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan as Cleveland’s the two hottest hitters? (crickets) I will be the first to step forward and say that I wasn’t enamored by the signing of Murphy to a two-year deal this winter, especially coming off of his worst season as a regular.  He started the season 2-for-12 and looked bad doing so. But this early in the season, it...
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Murphy and Morgan surging at the plate

The weather may be chilly, but David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan are red hot. The same could be said of the Cleveland Indians in interleague matchups at Progressive Field. Murphy and Morgan look to continue their respective surges at the plate as the Indians conclude this three-game series with the San Diego Padres with a doubleheader Wednesday. Cleveland (4-3) has had to cope with cold...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy, Morgan help Indians win over Padres, 8-6

CLEVELAND--A new season brings new faces and new contributions from the top and bottom of the lineup. Outfielders David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan are two of those new faces, as both are quickly making names for themselves in their new city. Behind a quality outing from starter Corey Kluber (1-1, 7.71 ERA), the Indians found themselves back in the win column Tuesday night, defeating...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Inspired by WWE wrestler, Nyjer Morgan wants to be 'The People's Champ'

Nyjer Morgan sure knows how to get the crowd going -- and on Tuesday night, he did it before even stepping up to the plate. The Indians outfielder changed his walk-up song to the theme for WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. Luckily for Morgan, a lot of Cleveland fans share his affinity for pro wrestling. Well, at least the ones that showed up for the series opener with the Padres. Only...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

T Plush is back and that's alright with us (Video)

"T Plush" is back ... That didn't take long. We didn't see much of Nyjer Morgan's alter ego "Tony Plush" throughout spring training, as the Indians outfielder purposely kept him somewhat subdued as he fought to make his way on to the Indians Opening Day roster. After a solid spring performance, combined with Michael Bourn's hamstring injury (which...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland wins it against AL saves leader Johnson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nyjer Morgan hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning against new Athletics closer Jim Johnson and the Cleveland Indians sent Oakland to its major league-record 10th straight opening loss with a 2-0 victory Monday night. Nick Swisher added an RBI single against Johnson (0-1), who was then pulled from his A's debut. In the sixth,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Depth Chart is set for Opening Day

The Cleveland Indians are locked and ready to rock. Final rosters are set with Opening Day on Monday at 10 p.m. closing in fast and furious. Let’s take a look at the depth chart as it is listed on Indians.com. **Note** : Keep in mind the Michael Bourn and Jason Giambi injuries. Both players will begin their 2014 season on the 15-day disabled list. When Bourn returns to action he...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 Cleveland Indians opening day roster: Part one

With a new season upon us, it is once again time for me to rank Cleveland's roster from bottom to top. Many of the names are familiar from last year's 92-win playoff season, but there is some new blood (and a noticeable lack of Chris Perez). Today includes players ranked #25 to #13, which means a lot of players projected to receive less playing time (see: relievers and bench...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan tames alter ego 'Tony Plush', earns Indians roster spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- For the first time this spring a wide grin came across Nyjer Morgan's face. All the work put in to get back to the majors has paid off. Morgan came to Indians spring training as a non-roster invitee but many didn't give him much of a shot of making it due to a crowded outfield. With Michael Bourn headed to the disabled list, a solid spring and a different...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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