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June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
New Cook In Training
Two years ago at this time, Low-A Lake County right-handed pitcher Clayton Cook was on top of the world after being selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft as a high school senior at Amarillo High School in Texas.
Cook, who turns 20 in July, was set to pitch at the University of Oklahoma on a full scholarship, but chose to sign with the Indians right away out...
June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed reliever Joe Smith from Triple-A Columbus. Smith assumes the roster spot on the 25-man roster of left-handed starter David Huff who was optioned to Columbus yesterday.
This will mark Smith
June 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/21: Gomez Strong Again, But Clippers Still Lose
Clippers fall in extras, again
For the second time on their current road trip, the Clippers dropped a low-scoring series opener in extra innings, falling 2-1 in 10 innings Monday night in Rochester.
The Red Wings won it in walk-off fashion when Jose Morales singled home Dustin Martin, who had doubled and advanced to third on an error with nobody out. As a result, the Clippers wasted...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/14 - 6/20
After an incredible winning streak it would seem as if things are back to normal in Akron in terms of the 2010 season. One would think that the winning the Aeros had been doing is normal given their recent success, but 2010 hasn't exactly been par for the Aeros' course. The Aeros repeated their schedule from last week, only this time they hit the road to drop a series to both New Hampshire and Portland....
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
The rookie level Arizona League Indians (AZL Indians) kick off play tonight. Here is the season opening roster for them:
NO.PitchersB/THTWTDOBAGE47Cespedes, RamonR/R6 216911/1/19901925Colon, JosephR/R6 01672/18/19902033Ehlert, JamesR/R6 020011/2/19872237Encarnacion, LuisR/R6 317010/25/19911838Flores, FernandoR/R6 422011/11/199019Gardner, RyanR/R5 1017511/7/19882129Guerrero, HaroldL/L6 32155/21/19902024Jimenez,...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians announced this morning that they have optioned left-handed starting pitcher David Huff to Triple-A Columbus. No corresponding roster move has been made yet, but one is expected to be made prior to their game on Tuesday, June 22 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park.
So far this year Huff went 2-9 with a 6.04 ERA (70.0 IP, 88 H, 53 R, 47 ER, 30 BB, 34...
June 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/20: Frawley Walkoff Homer Clinches It
Frawley Walkoff Homer Clinches First Half Crown For Captains
Casey Frawley led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk off home run as the Lake County Captains clinched the Midwest League Eastern crown defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2 on Sunday. The Captains win the 1st half championship in their inaugural season in the Midwest League.
The Captains jumped on the Lugnuts scoring...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1996.
Dallas defeats Pittsburgh for their 5th Super Bowl Title. First Lady Hillary Clinton is called to testify before a federal grand jury as part of the Whitewater scandal. HAMAS detonates several suicide bombs in Israel, killing hundreds. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, is appended at his shack in Montana. Hizballah crashes a truck bomb into the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia,...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Enter Father's Day, 2010. Somehow, I've managed to put together a day of insanity that includes fighting a stubborn patch of poison ivy in my backyard, painting my bathroom, sanding a new dresser, and welcoming my in-laws for a joyful week-long visit. Weaving in and out of that will be viewing what seems like 24 hours of golf, with the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on the West Coast, along with the final...
June 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/19: Captains Win, Division Title Decided Sunday
Captains Win, Sunday will Decide the Title
The Lake County Captains overcame an early two run deficit to continue their quest for an Eastern Division Championship defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2 on Saturday. The Captains have already clinched a play off spot but have a chance to win the Division on Sunday depending on the outcome of the Great Lakes at Dayton game.
The Lugnuts scored...
June 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Welcome Back, Mr. Goedert
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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 the draft coverage finally...
June 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Toregas, Scrappers Win In Extras
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Jamestown Jammers 7-5 in 10 innings Friday night at Diethrick Park to open the New York-Penn League season with a win.
June 18, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Mahoning Valley Scrappers Team Preview
Mid-June is finally here and that means only one thing; the New York Penn League is starting up and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers will open up for their 11th season of play. 17 former Scrappers have reached the majors, with many others still working their way up to the show.
Like every season, the Opening Day roster for the Scrappers will be much different from the roster that finishes the...
June 18, 2010   (0 comments)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
June 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/17: K-Tribe Split Double Header
Kinston Drops Game One 2-0, Takes Game Two 8-1
The K-Tribe split a double header with Lynchburg, dropping game one 2-0 and coming back with an 8-1 win in game two Thursday night in Virginia. With the win, Kinston takes the series from Lynchburg.
Kinston's bats broke out in game two, starting with a three-run home run for Karexon Sanchez in the top of the third inning. It was the second...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST.
After technical issues with BTR kicked us off early last week, we'll finish up some of our 2010 Draft talk tonight. On top of that we will talk about Strasburg-mania which made its way to Cleveland last weekend, the long awaited Major League debut of catcher Carlos Santana,...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Miller's Progress Is Slow, But Encouraging
It's time for another edition of the IPI Inbox to post some answers to some of the questions I have received recently regarding the Cleveland Indians. Be it the draft, the big league team, or the minor leagues, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Onto the Inbox...
Dan wrote: Hello, I know Adam Miller's career may very well be over, but is there any update on him...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Columbus Clippers: Outfield
When you get to the AAA level and take a look at each individual player they are generally grouped into one of two categories: quad-A/veteran, or legitimate big league prospect-in-waiting. Someone like Chris Gimenez is in the quad-A/veteran camp, whereas someone like Carlos Santana is obviously a big-league prospect. The thing we want to look at, is why they are viewed this way? Is it their minor...
June 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/16: McBride Ignites Aeros Win
Aeros Rally In Seventh For 4-1 Victory
Looking to avoid a third straight loss, the Aeros retaliated with a three-run seventh inning en route to a 4-1 win against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night. The crowd of 3,654 at Stadium witnessed a beautiful pitching duel between Akron starter Eric Berger and New Hampshire
June 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Toregas, Indians Not Seeing Eye To Eye
It has been a tumultuous last couple of months for Cleveland Indians catcher Wyatt Toregas. Since learning at the end of spring training that he did not win a spot on the Indians opening day roster as the regular catcher his career has seemed to be on a downward spiral ever since.
When catcher Lou Marson was named the catcher who would hold the fort down in Cleveland in the short-term until...

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