January 9, 2014 (4 comments)
The Dominican Winter League playoffs raged on Wednesday night, and Carlos Santana and Enosil Tejeda had a big part in Escogido's 9-2 win on the night. Tejeda was a surprise performer as he had not pitched in over two months and Santana continues to contribute offensively and keep hope alive on his experiment at third base.
January 8, 2014 (6 comments)
The big news of the day was the return of Jesus Aguilar to active duty in the Venezuela Winter League. After his MVP caliber regular season for Caracas, it was no doubt good news for the team and for Aguilar as he really wanted to return to action. The Indians gave the okay on Tuesday afternoon and he was back in the lineup later in the evening.
January 7, 2014 (2 comments)
It's been rather quiet in winter ball for the Indians as most players' stints in the winter leagues have come to an end. However, there were still a handful of noteworthy performances this season, both from pitchers as well as hitters. This week, join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps the top pitching performances from this past winter season...
January 7, 2014 (0 comments)
While Florida State and Auburn battled it out for the BCS College Football National Championship on Monday night, baseball continued to press on this offseason with the winter league playoffs. The Dominican Winter League teams continue their round robin format and Carlos Santana had another solid game.
January 6, 2014 (16 comments)
Only one player from the Indians organization played in winter ball on Sunday, but it was a big appearance as Carlos Santana returned to third base. How did he fare? Find out by joining the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes you Around The Farm...
January 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The offseason edition of Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects and big league players in winter ball. Carlos Santana was back at third base for his Dominican team on Saturday night, Tyler Sturdevant made another appearance in his return from shoulder surgery, and more.
January 3, 2014 (0 comments)
In what looks like it might be the last or one of the final Around the Farm pieces until the spring games in March, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of Jesus Aguilar's departure from Venezuela, Carlos Santana's continued use in the DR playoffs, Ryan Battaglia's unreal extra base streak and more.
January 1, 2014 (1 comments)
There was no action in the various Latin American winter ball leagues on New Year's Eve, but that doesn't mean there isn't news coming out of the Caribbean leagues. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he goes over the playoff formats in Venezuela and Puerto Rico...and also shares the playoff schedule for both leagues as well as the Dominican Republic.
December 31, 2013 (0 comments)
The Dominican Winter League carried on with its playoffs on Monday night and Carlos Santana made an impact with the bat and also made an appearance at third base. The Venezuela Winter League regular season also came to a close on Monday night, which is also the end of Jesus Aguilar's impressive winter campaign as he will not be playing for his team in the playoffs.
December 30, 2013 (0 comments)
The DWL playoffs began this past week, and to the surprise of many, the Indians' Carlos Santana was a participant. Santana had been manning the hot corner for Leones del Escogido this winter, but it now appears as if that has changed. Midway through the first playoff game, Santana was moved from third base to first base, and he has remained there ever since. Could it be that the Carlos Santana third base experiment is coming to an end? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on that and more in the latest edition of the Winter Ball Notebook.
December 30, 2013 (4 comments)
Day three of the Dominican Winter League playoffs continued on Sunday while the Venezuela Winter League and Puerto Rico Winter League wrapped up their regular seasons. Carlos Santana continues to impact the lineup of his Dominican team and it appears the experiment at third base this winter is over.
December 29, 2013 (3 comments)
Two of the Indians big guns were in action in winter ball on Saturday night as both Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar played for their teams. Now that the playoffs have begun Santana is starting to be used less at third base and Aguilar continues to tear up the Dominican League in every way possible.
December 27, 2013 (0 comments)
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians players throughout the organization. The winter ball season is dying down as the Dominican Winter League ended play already and the Puerto Rico and Venezuela leagues will close things out this weekend and then start the playoffs.
December 23, 2013 (0 comments)
With the Dominican Winter League regular season coming to an end, the IBI's Arthur Kinney notes the playoff format and how players will be assigned to rosters. He also takes stock in how Tyler Sturdevant has done in Puerto Rico so far and his offseason as a whole, and other things.
December 22, 2013 (2 comments)
The winter ball season is starting to wrap up. Most of the teams will take a small break this week for Christmas and then finish their regular season next weekend and then those that qualify for the playoffs will move on while the rest will go home for the winter. Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar look to be on playoff bound teams, but whether or not they play in the playoffs remains to be seen. In any case, both were in action on Saturday, and both impressed once again.
December 20, 2013 (9 comments)
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. In today's review of the Indians action in winter ball out in the Latin American countries, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of a very impressive outing by Joseph Colon. He also recaps how others like Carlos Santana, Jesus Aguilar, Toru Murata and other did.
December 18, 2013 (4 comments)
The winter leagues are starting to wind down as the regular season for most of the Latin American leagues are down to their final two to three weeks. Jesus Aguilar played in a doubleheader on Tuesday and looks to be finishing strong, and Carlos Santana had another multi-error game at third base. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm...
December 16, 2013 (0 comments)
It was a busy week in the winter leagues, and perhaps no story was bgiger than the ongoing dispute taking place between Leones del Caracas and the Cleveland Indians in regard to Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar has been almost unstoppable this winter, but could his season be coming to a close? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he provides all the details on that situation and also updates you other performers in the latest edition of the Winter Ball Notebook.
December 15, 2013 (4 comments)
A full slate of action was on tap throughout the Indians organization on Saturday night. Carlos Santana played his second game at third base in the Dominican and while the bat was good the defense was very shaky. Also, Jesus Aguilar did not homer but there is some growing controversy as his Caracas team is upset with the Indians about requesting he end his winter ball campaign. The IBI's Tony Lastoria reviews all the action in Around the Farm...
December 13, 2013 (5 comments)
Players are starting to come and go in winter ball. Already several players have had their seasons end for various reasons, and in today's Around the Farm the IBI's Tony Lastoria provides the details on when Carlos Santana will make his debut and also gives the scoop on Jesus Aguilar's season coming to an end soon.