CLEVELAND INDIANS NEWS

Frazier Promotion Headlines Week’s Minor League Wrap Up

It was an up and down week throughout the Indians minor league system, but the biggest “up,” may have been the promotion of outfielder Clint Frazier to the Lake County Captains. Frazier made his debut Thursday evening. Frazier was the Cleveland ... Read More
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Small town country boy Merritt looking to make it big with Indians

Ryan Merritt may be a self-described “country boy” from a small town in Texas, but the talented left-hander has made a name for himself and now hopes to make it all the way to the big city of Cleveland. Growing up in Celina, a town with a population of just over 6,000, Merritt spent countless hours playing catch with his older brothers, Joseph and Wes. “They would force me...
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Today in Tribe History: April 19, 1987

Future Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton picks up his first win as a member of the Cleveland Indians and his 324th career victory as the Tribe defeat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7. Pat Tabler led the way offensively driving in ... Read More
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Around the Farm: April 18, 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 (Akron, SS) - 3-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, Picked Off 1 Time - Lindor ends his brief two-game hitless streak in grand style with the only three-hit statline of the...
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Gomes' errors prove costly for Indians in loss to Blue Jays

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have the worst fielding percentage in the American League. Their lone error on Friday night loomed large. With the game tied at two in the seventh and one out, Yan Gomes' throwing error on a pickoff attempt moved runners to second and third. After Jose Bautista was walked to load the bases, Edwin Encarnacion singled home the go-ahead run as the Blue Jays...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Bullpen Spoils Solid Masterson Start; Blue Jays 3, Indians 2

When a team’s struggling, it seems nothing can go right. And that was the case Friday evening when it appeared Justin Masterson and Carlos Santana were each working out of their early season slumps. Masterson and Drew Hutchison locked up ... Read More
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4/18 Recap: Blue Jays 3 – Indians 2

Player of the Game The Indians finally got the ace they have been looking for out of Justin Masterson. Although he was unable to make it out of the seventh inning, Masterson struck out nine in 6.1 and allowed just a single run (explained below). Masterson walked just two and allowed six hits, a far cry from the five walks allowed in his last appearance. Marc Rzepczynski allowed Masterson’s...
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Indians pregame notes: Giambi's return, Swisher struggling and the end of umpire ejections

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona considered activating Jason Giambi for this weekend's series against Toronto, but the Indians decided that Monday would be better when a four-game series begins against Kansas City. This series features two of the more overworked bullpens in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the league with 56 innings pitched and the Indians are sixth at 50 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Giambi set to return to Indians on Monday

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib. The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he's ready to play, but the Indians will wait until after the weekend, when they open a four-game series against the Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview #6: Toronto Blue Jays (8-8) at Cleveland Indians (7-8)

The Cleveland Indians will play host to their first American League East opponent of the season this weekend as the Toronto Blue Jays come into town for a three-game series. Toronto (8-8) dropped two of three games against the Minnesota ... Read More
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Carlos Santana’s Groin

Panic! It is two weeks into the season and Carlos Santana is batting just .157 with no home runs and a single RBI. This is the premier power hitter for the Cleveland Indians and he isn’t hitting, so something must be wrong. There are plenty of excuses people have made for this, starting with Santana transitioning to third base and now adding in a groin injury that Santana said...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Fantasy Roundup: Salazar, Dickey Continue to Struggle

Salazar’s command hasn’t been there in the early going (Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images) For the first three innings Danny Salazar was efficient, threw a lot of strikes, and missed a lot of bats. However, near the end of the fourth inning he lost command of his fastball. The command issues got even worse in the fifth inning as he started the inning by walking Alex Avila and...
Via Baseball Professor
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Second Thoughts Game #15: Indians 5, Tigers 7

Despite the efforts of Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians could not overcome the pitching woes of Danny Salazar and the bullpen on Thursday as the Tigers split the brief two-game series in Motown. Even though the Indians managed to make Justin Verlander work during five innings, the Tiger bullpen came in and held the lead. Player of the Game: Ian Kinsler (2-for-5...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Indians Need to do Better Against Lesser Teams

A quick preseason glance at the Cleveland Indians 2014 schedule gave an indication that the team had a good shot of getting out of the gates quickly this season. After starting the year visiting the defending American League West champion ... Read More
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Sophomore pitcher of interest, Danny Salazar, struggles again on Thursday

Danny Salazar took the mound on Thursday, April 17 for the third time as the Cleveland Indians took on the Detroit Tigers. The much-hyped Salzar, with his lightning fast 95.9 MPH fastball average in 2013, was presumed by many a drafter to start 2014 as he finished 2013. So far, through those three outings, Salazar has looked anything but a dominant prospect. In his most recent outing...
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Around the Farm: April 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.  Adam Plutko (SP, Lake County): ND, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 SO In Plutko's first start of the season, the right-hander had the run prevention without the dominance ...
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K-Zar Danny The Not-So-Great

This should go down easier than Danny Salazar's last start, but it's still not going to be that easy to digest. You have a Tums handy? Good, take like seven of them. Don't worry, if they give you kidney stones, it will take your mind off of K-Zar. Something is wrong. I hypothesized that he was tipping his pitches last time. It didn't make sense that he would...
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Tigers 7, Indians 5: Salazar’s implosion starts Tribe demise

What was thought to be a pitchers duel turned into something unexpected. The sun splashed afternoon at Comerica Park and Detroit had a much different feel than the frigid night before, but with Justin Verlander and Danny Salazar locking horns, the thought was that the fans in attendance would be in for a quick afternoon. What transpired was three hour and thirty-eight minute affair...
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Kipnis tossed in Indians loss

DETROIT -- Jason Kipnis accomplished a career first on Thursday but it is one that he wishes might have taken place a little further down the road. The Indians second baseman was ejected during the third inning of a 7-5 loss to the Tigers after expressing his dismay over home plate umpire Lance Barrett's expanded strike zone. Kipnis, who went down on three pitches in the at-bat...
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Ian Kinsler, Tigers edge Indians in sloppy afternoon game at Comerica Park

WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made every routine play seem uncertain. Tigers starter Justin Verlander (2-1) threw...
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Minor Happenings: Aguilar's timeline to Cleveland is improving

It is the first Minor Happenings of the year! The IBI's Tony Lastoria dives right into things with tons of information on Indians prospects throughout the system. He talks about Jesus Aguilar's start and how the Indians are experimenting with him a little to potentially add more versatility, provides some insight and thoughts on recent pickup Duke von Schamann, provide lots...
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Jason Kipnis said something naughty to an ump, got ejected

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Salazar set for duel with Verlander

DETROIT -- In his last outing, Danny Salazar struck out 10 but became the only pitcher in baseball's modern era to do it in a start lasting less than four innings. Salazar is hoping to go deeper this afternoon as the Tribe and Tigers finish up a two-game series at Comerica Park. The right-hander is coming into the game on an extra day of rest after Tuesday's game was postponed...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Indians Injury Updates: Carlos Santana, Jason Giambi

The Cleveland Indians are sitting at .500 as they go in to today's afternoon affair in Detroit with hopes of sweeping the mini two-game set.  Tuesday's rainout shortened the series & gave the Indians an extra day of rest, which apparently, at least one Indians player needed.Carlos SantanaSantana has played in all 14 games so far this season but he raised some eyebrows...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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2014 Chisenhall Proving to be More of an Asset than Chisenhall of Old

He was the Cleveland Indians’ First Round draft pick in 2008. He boasts a career .305 batting average with the AAA Columbus Clippers and a .374 OBP in that same level. However, Lonnie Chisenhall’s advancements at the minor league level ... Read More
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