June 4, 2012 (30 comments)
The Indians selected Texas A&M outfielder Tyler Naquin in the 1st round, 15th overall, of the 2012 MLB Draft. The pick came as somewhat of a surprise as the Indians were supposedly on a college arm and Naquin was not a Top 20 ranked guy by just about every draft source. The IPI staff chimes in on the pick...
June 4, 2012 (0 comments)
The Midwest League has announced their mid-season All Star teams and the Lake County Captains have three representatives on the Eastern Division squad. Francisco Lindor will be the starting shortstop on the squad and he will be joined by starting pitchers Cody Anderson and Joe Colon at the All Star game on June 19 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, IL which is the home of the Kane County Cougars.
May 26, 2012 (5 comments)
Today the Indians announced that catcher Carlos Santana has been placed on Major League Baseball’s new 7-day disabled list for concussion. They purchases the contract of Triple-A Columbus catcher Luke Carlin and added him to the roster. To make room on the 40-man roster for Carlin, left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day Disabled List.
May 17, 2012 (0 comments)
The move is not official, but the IPI has received word that Double-A Akron outfielder Jared Goedert has been called up to Triple-A Columbus. With Akron off on Thursday, the move will not be made official until Friday or maybe even Saturday if he arrives later than expected. In 35 games with Akron, Goedert is hitting .395 with 5 HR, 17 RBI and 1.089 OPS, and he has 20 walks to go along with 20 strikeouts in 124 at bats.
May 14, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians have called up Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo to fill the spot on the 25-man roster and in the bullpen after right-hander Dan Wheeler was designated for assignment yesterday.
May 14, 2012 (0 comments)
It's time to rejoice in Cleveland, Dan Wheeler has been designated for assignment. The big questions now, though, is who is going take his place? Take a look at the candidates, after the jump.
May 6, 2012 (0 comments)
Zach McAllister will make his first start for the Cleveland Indians during their Monday doubleheader. The Indians will use a new rule in the collective bargaining agreement that will allow them to carry 26 players on their roster for the duration of the doubleheader. Find out more on McAllister, after the jump...
May 6, 2012 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians acquired the tallest player in the major leagues on Saturday, the 7'1" right-handed reliever, Loek Van Mil. The Indians made the deal for "future considerations." Reports are rampant that those considerations will ultimately be cash.
Mil is a 27-year-old righty from the Neatherlands, who was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a non-drafted free agent way back in 2005. In...
May 4, 2012 (3 comments)
Today the Indians have announced that they have traded Triple-A Columbus outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. He has been assigned to their Triple-A Round Rock affiliate. Spilborghs, 32, was hitting .250 with 1 HR, 13 RBI and a .675 OPS in 21 games with Columbus this season. In seven Major League seasons he is a career .272 hitter with 42 HR, 218 RBI, and .768 OPS in 619 games.
April 30, 2012 (0 comments)
The Johnny Damon is expected to officially begin on Tuesday in Chicago against the White Sox. Damon is expected to join the team on Monday and will become a regular in the lineup going forward, and not a moment too soon with the offense really struggling of late. Someone on the roster has to go, and that could be Jose Lopez.
April 27, 2012 (0 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have placed left-handed reliever Rafael Perez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26th. To fill his spot in the bullpen and on the 25-man roster the Indians have recalled left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. Perez has been diagnosed with a strained left latissimus and suffered the injury during his scoreless inning of work on Wednesday night against Kansas City.
April 23, 2012 (0 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have activated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the bereavement list. To allow room on the 25-man roster they have optioned left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise as Hagadone is one of the Indians best young pitching prospects and is pretty much Major League ready.
April 17, 2012 (2 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Johnny Damon to a minor league contract for the 2012 season.
Damon, 38, owns a 17-year career Major League batting average of .286 with 1643 runs scored, 516 doubles, 107 triples, 231 home runs and 1120 RBI in 2,426 games with six teams since debuting with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. He has also stolen 404...
April 12, 2012 (4 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have apparently signed free agent Johnny Damon to a one-year contract as a stop-gap measure to a struggling offense. While many see this as a reactionary deal, the road to signing Johnny Damon actually began last July, when the Indians first tried to address their offensive issues. Here's a look at the path to Johnny Damon.
April 12, 2012 (16 comments)
Reports are circling that the Indians are close to signing free agent outfielder Johnny Damon. No official announcement has been made, but with an off day on Thursday a lot of ground could be covered in getting to a deal and a signing could even be announced later in the day. Damon, 38, will be entering his 18th Major League season, as he spent 14 of the previous 17 seasons with the Royals, Red Sox and Yankees.
April 10, 2012 (0 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed catcher Carlos Santa to a five year contract extension which also includes a club option for 2017. Considering he is an All Star caliber talent and has only scratched the surface with his offensive potential, the Indians are locking in his arbitration figures and potentially buying out one free agent year with the club option for 2017.
April 10, 2012 (3 comments)
The Indians have reportedly signed catcher Carlos Santana and will announce the deal some time on Tuesday. The multi-year deal will lock him up through his arbitration years and possibly buy out one or two years of free agency. With Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fold, who will the Indians target next?
April 6, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians have placed Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino on the disabled list in Akron with a left oblique strain. He left last night's game after facing one batter in the third inning because of the injury. Outfielder Thomas Neal has been reassigned from Triple-A Columbus to Akron and will take Espino's spot on the roster.
April 4, 2012 (4 comments)
Today the Indians announced that they have designated outfielder Thomas Neal for assignment and have placed outfielder Grady Sizemore on the 60-day disabled list. The moves were necessary as they had to clear two spots on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Dan Wheeler and infielder Jose Lopez by today's 5:00 PM EST roster deadline. Wheeler and Lopez were signed to minor league contracts this...
April 4, 2012 (0 comments)
Today the Indians have announced a two-year contract extension with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. He is now signed through the 2014 season, and is reportedly set to make a total of $16.5 million from 2013-2014.
Cabrera, 26, would have been eligible for for salary arbitration next season before becoming a free agent at the end of the season, so the deal buys out one of his free agent years. There...