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Indians' Kipnis has secret (smelly) weapon against catchers

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is a true competitor. And sometimes that means doing whatever it takes for him and his team to be successful -- even if it requires some extra effort from his bodily functions. What exactly do we mean by that? Well, let's just cut right to the cheese -- or chase. During a recent Twitter Q&A with fans, Kipnis admitted to getting a...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana hits home run milestone

Milestones are a big part of baseball, for both players and fans. And while the circumstances aren't always ideal, reaching those career milestones can often provide silver lining to an otherwise lousy day at the ballpark. That was the case for Carlos Santana on Sunday. The Indians first baseman hit his 100th career homer in a 7-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Sure...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the AL Central. 1. Francisco Lindor SS – Indians: The top prospect in the AL Central, Lindor launched his first home run of the season over the weekend. Not known for his power so much, Lindor...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

4/19 Recap: Twins Huff & Plouffe, Blow House Down

Player of the Game It took awhile, but Carlos Santana gave the Indians their first and only extra base hit in the ninth inning with his second home run of the season high off the seats in right field. While it did little to erase the six run deficit, no other Indians player was deserving of today’s honor as both the pitching and hitting were generally less than desirable. Milestone...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revolving Indians Bullpen Door in Full Swing

Prior to Saturday’s game, the Cleveland Indians made yet another transaction that directly affected their bullpen, as reliever Austin Adams was optioned back to Columbus for the second time in the first ten games of the season to make room for starting pitcher Danny Salazar. The move paid off for the starting rotation, as Salazar struck out ten in one of the strongest outings he...

Cleveland Indians: Whatever happened to Travis Hafner?

This is the third installment of my “Whatever happened to” series, where I take a look at the careers and lives of former Cleveland Indians players, before and after their days with the Tribe. To read the first piece on Matt LaPorta, click here. To read the second piece on Grady Sizemore, click here. In his time with the Cleveland Indians, Travis Hafner established himself as...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar and Perez a Winning Combo; Indians 4, Twins 2

Did The Tribe Win Last Night? Yes, they did! Danny Salazar had his first Major League start of the year on Saturday and faced Phil Hughes of the Twins. Despite his struggles during Spring Training, Salazar settled in on the mound and delivered strike out after strike out, giving up only two runs – including one home run – in just over six innings of work. Roberto Perez delivered...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Salazar Recalled from Triple-A

With Carlos Carrasco (somehow) only needing an extra day of rest before his next start following a line drive striking him in his face Tuesday night, the Cleveland Indians had to make a decision on how to on the mound on Saturday, in Minnesota. In turn, they have recalled starting pitcher Danny Salazar and optioned right-handed reliever Austin Adams to Columbus. Salazar was one of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Totally Awesome Nick Swisher & Zach Walters Injury Update, Broskies

Going into Spring, it certainly didn’t look like the Indians would be waiting with baited breath for two batters who hit .208 and .170 in 2014 with strike out rates of once every 3.6 plate appearances and 2.9 PA respectively, but after a slow start to the offense and injuries to Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley, they are highly looking forward to the returns of Nick Swisher and Zach...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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...
Via isportsweb.com
6 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
8 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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 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
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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