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July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Just got back from my all morning visit in Winter Haven with the GCL Indians. After yesterday's game the Indians sent catcher Matt McBride to Kinston. He is on his way there right now and should be activated sometime in the next day or so. First baseman Todd Martin will also be sent to Kinston today after the game.
I had a chance to speak with manager Rouglas Odor and pitching coach Steve Lyons...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Crowe Flies To Buffalo
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
As mentioned the other day in a piece on Mahoning Valley...
July 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Lewis pitches Aeros past Mets to stop skid
LHP Scott Lewis worked 7 sparkling innings to lead the Akron Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets on Friday night at Canal Park snapping a 2 game losing streak.
Lewis, making only his 10th start of the year after suffering a strained lat in spring training, improved his record to 5-2 allowing just the lone run off 5 hits with a walk...
July 25, 2008   (0 comments)
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that OF Trevor Crowe has been promoted from Double-A Akron. To make room on the roster, OF Jason Tyner was released.
Crowe, 24, was hitting .323 (64-198) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 28RBI in 49 games with the Aeros. He also had 27 walks and a .404 on-base percentage. He hit .400 (42-105) with 10 doubles, four home runs and 24RBI in 25 June...
July 25, 2008   (0 comments)
Aeros season on a downward Curve?!
The Akron Aeros continued to scuffle Thursday afternoon, falling by a score of 3-1 to the Altoona Curve at Blair County Ballpark. The loss sent the Aeros to a 4-1 series defeat and saw their record fall to 2-7 since the AA All-Star break.
Akron actually got on the board first in the 2nd inning as Matt Whitney launched a solo HR (#9) to left-field off...
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
Trevor Crowe has been promoted to AAA Buffalo following the Aeros 3-1 defeat to Altoona on Thursday afternoon.
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
Tice Powers His Way Into The Pros
Editor's Note: Minor Happenings will not post today as Tony is in transit to Florida. Minor Happenings will post first thing this Saturday morning with all the updates on the farm and what he is doing in Florida.
It has already been almost two months since baseball
July 24, 2008   (0 comments)
De La Cruz pitches K-Tribe past Nationals
Impressive Debut for 20-year old LHP
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz pitched effectively into the 6th inning and the Indians infield smacked around Potomac pitching to send the K-Tribe to a 6-4 win over the Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium.
Kinston jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead on 5 straight one-out singles by Beau Mills, Nick Weglarz, Jared...
July 23, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick mid-day update. No news....just a quick update on the site.
As I have alluded to over the last week, tonight I head out for a two week trip that is part vacation and part baseball related. During this time, I may be slow to respond to e-mails and comments here on the site, especially for the next 24-36 hours while I make my way down to Florida. But, as always, I will respond...
July 23, 2008   (0 comments)
K-Tribe blanked by Nationals
De La Cruz to make Kinston debut Wednesday at noon
RHP Hector Rondon will not want to see the Potomac Nationals again this season. Rondon was roughed up for 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to fall to 8-5 on the season as the Kinston Indians were shut-out 8-0 in Woodbridge, Virginia on Tuesday night. Rondon has now taken 3 of his 5 losses at the hands...
July 22, 2008   (0 comments)
Huff's Star Shines Bright With Indians
It has been a big year for Indians top pitching prospect left-hander David Huff.
Coming into the season Huff only pitched a total of 67.1 innings the last year and a half since he signed and was drafted as a supplemental first round pick by the Indians in the 2006 Draft out of UCLA. While he certainly was one of the Indians top pitching prospects coming into this season, there were some question...
July 22, 2008   (0 comments)
Potomac Comes Back on Kinston
Niuman Romero extended his hit streak to 21 games, but Kinston dropped game one of a three game series to Potomac 7-4 Monday night in Virginia. Romero went 2-for-4, getting a hit in his first at bat, in his first action back from a three game suspension.
Kinston got on the board in the first inning when Johnny Drennen led the game off with a double and...
July 21, 2008   (0 comments)
Some callups to announce....
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz has been promoted to Kinston. No word yet on who will be replacing De La Cruz on the roster and in the Lake County rotation, but a good possibility could be RHP Paolo Espino moving back to a starter and someone from Mahoning Valley moving up into the bullpen (Rieck?).
RHP Frank Herrmann has been re-activated in Akron and outfielder...
July 21, 2008   (0 comments)
Bisons split double-dip
The Buffalo Bisons split a double header with the Richmond Braves on Sunday. RHP Bryan Bullington got the start in game 1 - his first start with the Herd - and allowed 1 run in 4 innings of work. The only damage he allowed came on a leadoff HR in the second inning by Braves 1B/3B Scott Thorman. RHP JD Martin worked the final 3 scoreless innings to pick up his first...
July 20, 2008   (0 comments)
Bryson Settles In With Indians
As the aftermath of the C.C. Sabathia trade starts to wind down, the players received in the deal are doing their best to fit into their new home in the Cleveland Indians organization.
The Indians received four new high level prospects for Sabathia, of which at this time three of them are known. Outfielder/first baseman Matt LaPorta was the headliner of the trade and is off to a good start...
July 20, 2008   (0 comments)
On Saturday, Akron placed RHP TJ Burton on the temporary inactive list and activated OF Matt LaPorta from the inactive list.
1Bman Chris Nash has been assigned to the GCL Indians on a rehab assignment. Nash has struggled this season with various injuries ranging from a strained Lat, to a sore shoulder to most recently a triceps problem. Assuming all goes well on the rehab Nash will likely be...
July 19, 2008   (0 comments)
Outfielder Trevor Crowe was activated from the disabled list on Friday after missing two weeks with a strained left intercostal muscle. He is hitting .325 with four homers and 26 RBI for Akron.
INF Jorge Velandia was activated in Buffalo on Friday after having been outrighted by the Cleveland Indians. To make room for Velandia, INF Chris De La Cruz has been placed on the disabled list.
July 18, 2008   (0 comments)
Just to note, Trevor Crowe has been activated off the disabled list and is back in the Aeros leadoff spot for tonights (Friday) game.
July 18, 2008   (0 comments)
A bit of sad news to report...but OF/1B Matt LaPorta will not be re-joining Akron until at least Saturday. LaPorta had a death in the family and is away from the team at the moment.
In a bit of good news to report....LHP Tony Sipp has been activated at Akron. INF Chris De La Cruz was sent to Buffalo to make room for Sipp on the roster.
Fausto Carmona will make a rehab start in Akron...
July 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: LaPorta, Stevens Set For Olympics
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
For those that may have missed them, check out the...