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7/22 Recap: Salazar Good Enough in Return, Santana Great

Roster Update: For the third straight day, the Indians brought a pitcher up from AAA to start and this time it was Danny Salazar. Reliever C.C. Lee was sent down to make room, giving the Indians a much more typical eight man bullpen. Player of the Game Carlos Santana did it all tonight, reaching base via the smallest and largest ways possible. In his first at bat, Santana lead off...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Richmond's three home runs too much for Akron, Ducks lose 8-2.

AKRON, OH. — The Flying Squirrels hit three home runs in their win in game two of a three-game series on Tuesday night. The RubberDucks have now dropped six straight games and seven of their last eight. “This is a good team. There’s a reason they’ve won as many games as they have,” said manager David Wallace. Richmond struck first in the third inning when Myles Schroder and Skyler...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Smoke Signals S7E23: Lindor is on the move

Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to discuss all things pertaining to the Cleveland Indians. They discuss the Indians good start out of the gate after the All Star break with a series win in Detroit and how things are currently going on their 11-game...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians recall Salazar, option Lee to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander C.C. Lee to Columbus. Salazar returns to the Indians for tonight’s start in Minneapolis after going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in 8 starts for Cleveland from the start of the season until his May 16th option to Columbus. With the Clippers...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Jhonny Peralta Tells Us About Defensive Metrics

Five years ago, the Cleveland Indians decided that Jhonny Peralta just wasn’t capable of playing shortstop at the Major League level anymore, shifting him to third base to allow Asdrubal Cabrera to move back from second base to shortstop, the position he had primarily played in the minors. Peralta had never put up particularly good […]
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Lugo’s strides this year have solidified his top prospect status

The Indians have a lot of young, talented pitchers scattered throughout the lower levels of their organization and the one with the most upside of them all might be Low-A left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo. Lugo, 20, is having a sensational season so far this year with a 5-7 record and 5.55 ERA in 19 appearances (14 starts). That record and ERA may be hard on the eyes, but this is the...
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Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did that. We’ve got some more of these in the hopper and we’ll try to keep...
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Big League Ready? Lindor Has Major League Work Ethic and Humility

Last Wednesday afternoon, Francisco Lindor finished batting practice in Altoona, Pa. and looked out across the field as the best players in the Eastern League prepared for their All-Star Game. While he might not admit it, he was the best player on the field. Lindor, the highest rated prospect in the game, has been an All-Star at every level of the minor leagues he has played in and...
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Jason Kipnis still bothered by oblique

  Jason Kipnis was named the American League Player of the week on Monday, but readily admitted that he has not felt the same since straining his oblique muscle back in April. “I wouldn’t use the word progress, I’d use the word adjustment,” said Kipnis. “As far as the oblique goes, it’s going to be there all year. It’s not going to go away until the offseason. What...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

On this week's Tribe Report...

Here is what is ahead on this week's edition of Tribe Report: - Indians second-half start including AL Player of the Week Jason Kipnis - An update on Justin Masterson's rehab - Roberto Perez in the Kids Clubhouse - Jensen Lewis interviews Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Ted Kubiak about the short-season team - Shortstop Francisco Lindor promoted to Triple-A Columbus Watch...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Watch Justin Masterson run around AT&T Park with a fan's GoPro camera

Watch Justin Masterson run around AT&T Park with a fan's GoPro camera
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One Through Nine, One Game At A Time

The Indians once had a manager who made the team’s mantra for one season “one through nine, one game at a time.” That manager would have loved the current incarnation of the Indians offense. Unlike his offense from 2003 through 2009, the Indians don’t depend on one or two players who were expected to hit 30 home runs and knock in 100 runs every year. Since players like that...
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Second Thoughts Game #99: Indians 3, Twins 4

This was a winnable game that ended with an unfavorable result. With each win of increasing importance, it’s a disappointing start to a three game series against the Minnesota Twins team that was just swept by the Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians battled the whole night to try and come from behind, managing to do so in the 8th inning on an RBI single from Roberto Perez. It wouldn...
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Salazar 'a lot closer' to last year's form, Francona says

The Cleveland Indians have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this month, but manager Terry Francona is banking on a solid start from Danny Salazar to help make his club's funk short-lived. Salazar makes his first appearance in the majors in more than two months as he faces the Minnesota Twins on the road Tuesday night. The Indians (50-49) returned from the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis will be limited by oblique injury for rest of season

Jason Kipnis was named American League Player of the Week on Monday for the damage he did to Detroit over the weekend, but of more concern to the Indians' second baseman are the daily adjustments in his swing that he has to make because of his right oblique muscle. Kipnis spent a month on the disabled list after straining the oblique at the end of April. He's healthy enough...
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Indians 3, Twins 4: It smelled funny from the start

8:29 PM – We join our heroes in Minneapolis, during the top of the second inning after an uneventful first. Much has been made in the booth of the fact that this is the Indians’ first trip back to Target Field since clinching their 2013 playoff spot.  That is somewhat hard to believe.  I find it much easier to believe that Roberto Perez just grounded into an inning-ending double...
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Around the Farm: July 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. Francisco Lindor (SS, Akron): 0-for-4. Rarely if ever do you see a player go 0-for-4 on the night and do nothing else of note on the field be the headliner in Around the Farm, let...
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Cleveland Sports Coloring Book Gets Sequel of Happy Moments

It’s a good time to be a Cleveland sports fan. Well, it’s not an acutely painful time to be a Cleveland sports fan – which is what passes for optimism. And Scott O’Brien was so giddy after a certain Northeast Ohio native returned to Cleveland from Florida, he started working on a sequel to his children’s coloring book, “Why Is Daddy Sad On Sunday,” about the trials...
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The Indians' Zach McAllister threw the wildest pitch since Carly Rae Jepsen

The Indians' Zach McAllister threw the wildest pitch since Carly Rae Jepsen the other day. [Cut 4]Seriously, check this form.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Indians Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits

Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to exit Monday’s game against the Twins due to lower back spasms, according to Alex M. Smith of MLB.com.#451659870 / gettyimages.comCabrera tweaked his back while fielding a ground ball in the second inning and ended up being pinch-hit for before his second at-bat. You can click here to view the video.This season, Cabrera has a line of .247...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week 16 MLB Transaction Trends: The Return of Danny Salazar

Having racked up 39 strikeouts over his last 31 IP at Triple-A, Salazar is returning to the bigs (Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press). With the extra long Week 15 finally over, Fantasy Baseball owners have a full set of roster moves to play with once again as they continue to re-tool their team for the seasons second half. Here we look at the most common moves being made by position...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians promote Lindor to Columbus

On Monday night the Indians announced that they have promoted shortstop and top ranked prospect Francisco Lindor from Double-A Akron to Tripe-A Columbus. As part of a series of moves they also announced that shortstop Erik Gonzalez was promoted from High-A Carolina to Akron. With shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera leaving the game on Monday with a back injury he is expected to miss...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers beat Louisville Bats 1-0 in pitchers' duel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– The Columbus Clippers topped the Louisville Bats 1-0 on their first night in town. The win did little for Columbus in the standings as the Indianapolis Indians still sit one game ahead of it in the International League West standings. Jose Ramirez led off the game with a frozen rope out to center field to head to first. Ramirez stole second with Tyler Holt batting...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor promoted to AAA Columbus

Francisco Lindor is now one step away from the Majors. Following Monday's minor-league games, the Indians announced that the 20-year old, who is the organization's top prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus. Lindor was promoted to Akron at this point last year and many were wondering if the Indians would follow the same time frame in moving him...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Brantley should be in MVP talk

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Brantley for MVP? The Indians lone All Star representative outfielder Michael Brantley is having a season to remember in his breakout campaign with the Indians. Long considered a player who many felt would be a solid third outfielder and long time pro, Brantley is changing that perception as a solid everyday guy into a legit...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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