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Akron RubberDucks SS Erik Gonzalez waiting to get hot: Cleveland Indians Class AA Insider

Shortstop Erik Gonzalez is in a unique position with the Akron RubberDucks, but like his teammates has yet to get hot with the bat so far this season.
Via The Plain Dealer
16 hours ago

WFNY Stats & Info: Kluber and Bauer among the best at missing bats

One way to remove the chance of luck being a factor on the mound: Don’t allow batters to make contact with your pitches. Though most starting pitchers in baseball have amassed just two appearances, two of the best thus far—at least when it comes to missing the bats of would-be hitters—reside in Cleveland. Indians starters Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer are currently ranked second...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

I Don’t Know. Third Base!

The famous Abott and Costello skit ‘Who’s On First’ goes something along the lines of “Who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know, third base” While in the skit these happen to be the players actual names, this could turn out to be a real life scenario for the Cleveland Indians in the not-so-distant future. “Who’s On First?” Okay, so this one has to be the...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Struggles Reminisent of a Season Ago

It wasn’t supposed to be like this again for the Cleveland Indians offense. It wasn’t supposed to be like this after getting key players healthy and adding a powerful bat in Brandon Moss. It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but through eight games it is. Through eight games, the Tribe batters have done little to erase the memory of the final two months of 2014 in which the...

Chasing After Chacin

Early on Tuesday, the Indians made a group of moves essentially to increase the depth of the pitching staff, even before Carlos Carrasco was cracked in the skull by a line drive. Essentially, this was a move that saw Shaun Marcum designated for assignment to make room for Brett Hayes on both the 25 and 40 man roster with a separate signing of former Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

4/15 Recap: Lonnie Loves Lefties, Indians Break Losing Streak

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer gave up his first hit, extra base hit and run of the year today, but more importantly, he ended the Indians four game losing streak that began the game after his last start. For his second straight start, too many pitches held Bauer to just six innings during which he struck out eight and allowed three hits. At 18 strike outs on the season, Bauer...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hillcats Open Indians Affiliation With Prospect Filled Outfield

The Hillcat green and gold are set to take the field again for another season. For 2015 this marks the 20th season of the Hillcats moniker for a team in Lynchburg and the 75th anniversary of professional baseball in the hill city. On top of all these momentous milestones the Hillcats will be at the start of a new four-year affiliation as a farm club of the Cleveland Indians. With...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco hit in face by line drive

Carlos Carrasco   It was a scary moment at Cleveland’s Progressive Field Tuesday night, a very scary moment. Cleveland Indians‘ starter Carlos Carrasco lay flat on the mound, his face on the ground, legs spread wide after being hit in the face by a line drive. Manager Terry Francona and a trainer ran out first and stood over Carrasco’s lifeless body. Outfielder Adam Eaton...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco shockingly OK after getting hit in face by line drive

On Tuesday night, a scary moment that you absolutely never want to see happened at Progressive Field in Cleveland – Indians starter Carlos Carrasco got hit in the face with a line drive. Thankfully, Carrasco got his glove up and slightly deflected the ball, leading to it hitting his cheek instead of his forehead or eye. Somehow, some way, Carrasco was OK after his trip to the...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Carlos Carrasco Carted Off After Getting Nailed in the Face With a Line Drive

At one point in time most little boys want to be baseball pitchers. They want to be the guys that can throw a ball 100 miles per hour, make it curve, make it slide, make it break, and all sorts of things. They want to be the guy striking out the big hitter and winning the game. What discourages many from pursuing the dream is a desire not to end up like Cleveland Indians starting...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fact: The Detroit Tigers Own The Cleveland Indians

Image via Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer Sometimes a team just has your number. Nothing seems to break your way and nothing you do seems to be effective. This appears to be the case with the Cleveland Indians whenever they have to compete against the Detroit Tigers. Already this year, Detroit has manhandled Cleveland by just sweeping a three game set and outscoring them 25-15, while...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco hit in face by line drive

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off of the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the pitcher on the left side of his face. The ball appeared to have nicked Carrasco’s glove prior to making contact with his face, but he immediately...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians add Hayes, DFA Marcum, and sign Chacin

The Cleveland Indians made their official moves on Tuesday to prepare for life without Yan Gomes (temporarily). Brett Hayes will now be the backup catcher as he gets promoted from Columbus. To make room on the roster, pitcher Shaun Marcum is the player who was designated for assignment. News: + Brett Hayes up from AAA + Shaun Marcum designated + Sign Jhoulys Chacin to minors deal...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister does not belong in the Indians rotation

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsIf you recall, I predicted Zach McAllister to make the opening day rotation in my previous article. I was right (it doesn’t happen often), but don’t misplace that with a ringing endorsement. I have been saying this for a while: McAllister is not starting pitching material. Yes, he has shown spurts of talent and promise in his last few years with the...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What to make of Week 1

The first week of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season is officially in the books. Through the first week of the season, the Cleveland Indians compiled a record of 2-4 and are currently tied for third in the American League Central with the Chicago White Sox. The Indians are already 4.5 games out of first place in the division, a spot held by the undefeated Kansas City Royals...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians’ Yan Gomes Heads to DL with Sprained Knee

It hasn’t taken long for the battle between the Indians and Tigers this season to become bloody as Yan Gomes became the first casualty late in the game Saturday afternoon. With the bases loaded, one out and the go-ahead run already in during the ninth inning, Terry Francona brought the infield in for J.D. Martinez. Playing first, Carlos Santana made a nice play on the chopped...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Fans Get All Kinds Of Weird To Videobomb Broadcast

Not really sure what these Cleveland Indians fans were trying to mimic during Saturday’s game, but they hilariously videobombed the Tribe’s broadcast with whatever the hell they were doing. The pretty lady they’re with seems to be wondering how the hell she got stuck with those idiots. [Lookit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Nick Hagadone

Nick Hagadone is a puzzling pitcher. Just this week alone, he has been the target of ridicule with little regard for his success after spoiling the Indians’ first chance at pitching a collective no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game in 1981. However, after giving up a home run to Jed Lowrie during Thursday’s game against the Astros, Hagadone then struck out the next two...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians set for first big weekend series with Tigers

Progressive Field should be rocking this weekend, and for good reason. Not only will the Indians be opening up Progressive Field on Friday afternoon for the first time in 2015, but it will be against their division rival in the Detroit Tigers. It’ll only be the first weekend of the baseball season, but this one could end up being one of the biggest and most important weekends for...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jed Lowrie with Home Run to Break up Cleveland No-Hitter

Trevor Bauer had gone six perfect innings, sans five balls on base. Kyle Crockett threw another no-hit inning. Scott Atchison followed without giving up a hit. Enter Nick Hagadone in the ninth inning. Hagadone got Chris Carter looking for the first out. Up stepped Jed Lowrie, a once can’t miss prospect with the Boston Red Sox. The good news for the Cleveland Indians, Hagadone...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What Kluber’s extension means for the Tribe

Just before the start of the 2015 regular season, Cleveland-ace Corey Kluber inked a five-year, $38.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Kluber is coming off of his greatest season in the big leagues, winning his first-ever Cy Young award. What does this signing mean for the Indians organization? Corey Kluber For starters, Kluber brings something to the table that the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Go Long with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco

The Cleveland Indians already had much of their team in place for many years on the position player side after extensions for Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes, and Carlos Santana. In one weekend they solidified their future on the pitching side as well, locking up ace and Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber as […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign top two starters for the long haul

Signing young, controllable players to long, cheap, guaranteed deals is what made the Cleveland Indians so good for so long in the 1990’s and they appear to be ready to recreate the magic in 2015. Last year, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes (pictured above congratulating Carlos Carrasco after his first career complete game shut out) and Jason Kipnis were all brought on through 2018...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Corey Kluber to five-year extension

Locking up young players through their arbitration years seems to be a trend around Major League Baseball. These deals keep players on manageable contracts for the foreseeable future while affording them the security of a long-term deal. This is exactly what the Cleveland Indians and reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber have done. Sources: #Indians, Kluber closing...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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