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Today in Tribe History: July 26, 2008

The Cleveland Indians announce that utility man Casey Blake had been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for catching prospect Carlos Santana and minor league pitcher Jon Meloan. Blake found out about the trade following the team’s 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins the night before. The versatile veteran improved his batting average to .289 on the season with a 2-for-4 night at the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
57 minutes ago

Knocking Down The Door: Austin, De Leon, Diaz, Williams, Wren

This week’s installment of Knocking Down the Door features only one player ranked as an organizational Top 10 prospect heading into the season, but that doesn’t mean the other four aren’t interesting. One is a former prospect who has done a very good job rebuilding his value in 2016. One just played in the Futures Game. Another is a former 2nd Round draft pick who has been...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diaz, Lugo on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (July 18-24) is led by a trio of Diazes in Isan Diaz, Yandy Diaz and Lewin Diaz, each of whom had big weeks for their respective clubs.
Via Indians.com
16 hours ago

Zimmer, Frazier promoted to Triple-A Columbus

As trade rumors and reports swirled late Sunday night, Brad Zimmer and Clint Frazier were called into Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace's office. The outfielders were told that the time had come to pack their bags. Zimmer and Frazier -- ranked by MLBPipeline.com as Cleveland's No. 1 and No. 2 prospects, respectively -- were both promoted to Triple-A Columbus.
Via Indians.com
16 hours ago

Indians minor league recap: Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer both promoted

The big news of the day was promotions, but the farm system also won a bunch of games. The big news from yesterday was the Indians promoting both of their top two prospects, Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, to Triple-A, putting them one step from Cleveland. As for the games... Columbus Clippers 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 2 Box Score · Clippers improve to 57-46 Ryan Merritt...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Tribe 7/25-31: Nats, A’s heading to CLE, are changes near?

A nine-game road trip began with promise as the Cleveland Indians took two out of three in Minnesota and then did the same in Kansas City, but the Baltimore Orioles reminded the Tribe that the road to the playoffs isn’t going to be easy. The Indians offense scored just six runs in the three-game series sweep that the Orioles conducted in Camden Yards, while Tribe pitchers gave...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 hours ago

Cleveland Indians promote top prospects Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier to Triple-A

There's only one place left for them to be promoted to! The Cleveland Indians have promoted their top two prospects, outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer, to the Columbus Clippers, the team's Triple-A affiliate. Both players had been playing for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks. The Clippers are off on Monday, so the two young talents will make their Triple-A debut Tuesday...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians welcome homecoming after road trip

This was not how the Indians wanted to end their road trip. In fact, as the Orioles' players poured onto the field to celebrate a walk-off win at Camden Yards on Sunday afternoon, the only good news for Cleveland was that the road trip was finally, and mercifully, over.
Via Indians.com
1 day ago

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive” in their pursuit of the Cuban. MLB source- the Cleveland Indians have the best names...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Corey Kluber, and a Handful of Young Arms

There isn’t a primary duel on this baseball Sunday, but there are a couple aces in isolation and a bunch of tantalizing youngsters in action. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Corey Kluber (CLE) versus Baltimore’s Vance Worley It’s been back-to-back solid starts for Kluber, as he backed up the first in that stretch—eight innings, one earned run and eight strikeouts without...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians OF Brantley hopes to resume baseball activities soon

BALTIMORE (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has responded favorably to a medical procedure on his ailing shoulder and expects to resume baseball activities next week. Brantley was placed on the 15-day disabled list in the middle of May with right shoulder inflammation. He had played in only 11 games this season, going 9 for 39 (.231) with two doubles and seven RBIs. The...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians place Joe Colon on DL, recall Cody Anderson

Welcome to the bullpen, Cody. The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Joe Colon on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. To fill his spot on the roster, the Indians have recalled Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus. Colon appeared in three games during his two weeks with the team, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings. His most recent...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians OF Rajai Davis had a priceless reaction to a terrible BP pitch

Throwing pitches in batting practice seems like an easy job, but it's not as simple as it sounds. With the best hitters in the world ready to lace one back up the middle at any moment, hiding behind the screen quickly is a must. That can lead to some botched pitches, which you most certainly don't want to throw Rajai Davis' way. His Cleveland Indians teammate Jason Kipnis stumbled...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Gomes placed on DL

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians catcher Yan Gomes could miss two months after separating his right shoulder.Gomes got hurt Sunday when he took a hard fall while running to first base in Minnesota. The team said Monday that Gomes does not need surgery at this time and that he will be sidelined for at least one month. The 28-year-old had been struggling at the plate, batting just .165 with...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer can't get his drone out of a tree

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was out having some fun with his drone, but he ended up flying it into a tree, where it became stranded some 60 feet in the air. Bauer wisely asked his Twitter followers for suggestions ... but some of them weren't very helpful. 
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Cleveland Indians need to do at the deadline

The All-Star break has come and gone and the Cleveland Indians find themselves with the best record in the American League. With a 6.5 game lead in the AL Central, the Tribe have put themselves in prime position to put a stranglehold on the rest of their division. However, making a playoff appearance won’t satisfy the Indians fans that have not seen a World Series title since 1948...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter suffers back fracture after falling while carrying child

The Cleveland Indians probably didn’t think that they would have to worry about reliever Tommy Hunter’s sense of balance this season. Hunter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of a vertebra in his lower back. The apparent culprit of his injury? A fall down the stairs at home while carrying his child. “He had a little mishap at home during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes injures shoulder day after sacrifice to Jobu

In an attempt to break out of a season-long slump, the Cleveland Indians sacrificed a chicken to Jobu on behalf of catcher Yan Gomes on Saturday. On Sunday, it became apparent that Jobu did not appreciate that sacrifice. As we told you Saturday, the .163-hitting Gomes sacrificed a fast food chicken to Jobu in the hopes of turning his season around (video here). It didn’t work...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter fractures back while holding his child

Baseball injuries can be incredibly bizarre, and also incredibly sad. Cleveland Indians pitcher Tommy Hunter has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back after he slipped on stairs in his home while carrying his child, Terry Francona told the media on Sunday. He’ll be put on the 15-day disabled list. “He had a little mishap at home during the break,...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians are maintaining pace

The Cleveland Indians (53-37), after letting a 4-2 lead slip away in Saturday’s 11-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins (33-57), head into Sunday’s rubber match just a half-game behind the Baltimore Orioles (53-36) for the best record in the American League. A lot has changed for the Indians over the last month and a half. They have separated themselves from the pack with a great...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Cleveland Indians will we see in the second half of the season?

When you think of the Cleveland Indians, you’ll probably think of the fact that they’re in first place and recently had a 14-game win streak. What many people forget is that the Indians were 10-11 after the first month of the season and only 26-24 at the end of May. Will we see the 14-game win streak type Indians or the just over .500 Indians for the rest of the season? Since...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Indians Prospects 2,700 Miles Apart

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen Cleveland Indians prospects in several different places: at the club’s Spring Training complex in Goodyear, Arizona; at the Cal/Carolina League All-Star Game in Lake Elsinore, California; in Wilmington, Delaware; and at the Futures Game in San Diego. Below are my notes on some of Cleveland’s most relevant prospects scouted during this brief...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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