Storylines: Indians move High-A affiliate to Lynchburg
- The AL Central continues to be up in the air as neither the Kansas City Royals or Detroit Tigers want to take it and run with it. Mediocre teams such as the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox within the division have been a hindrance all season - even for the Tribe as they still try to hang on by a thread. The Twins won the series against the Tigers on Wednesday night as they took two out of three games from them. The Tigers had David Price on the mound while the Twins had righty Kyle Gibson going for them. Gibson outpitched the former Cy Young and it led to Price having his second shortest outing since being with the Tigers as he only went 5 2/3 innings. Danny Santana had quite the night as he went 3-for-5 and made a statement early by leading the game off with a triple. Miguel Cabrera tried to keep the Tigers in the game by going 4-for-5 but the rest of the bats could not get going. The Twins won the game 8-4. The loss helps the Royals as they are now half a game back of the Tigers. It sets up the biggest matchup in the division as both teams face each other in a three game series starting Friday.
- Nori Aoki of the Kansas City Royals set the team record with 11 hits in three total games.
- Josh Leventhal of Baseball America reports that Tuesday marked a two-week period in which teams could negotiate with open minor league organizations. The Indians happen to be one of those teams. They will be moving their High-A affiliate from Carolina to Lynchburg. Lynchburg was formerly part of the Atlanta Braves organization.
- Carlos Carrasco had a career high 12 strikeouts and a two-hit shutout in Wednesday night’s game against the Houston Astros.
- Ryan Raburn will miss the rest of the season as he prepares to get left knee surgery.
- Members of the Indians front office have been in Houston evaluating the team.
Other News and Notes
- Boston Red Sox Cuban defector Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 in his debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- According to Peter Gammons of MLB Network, San Francisco Giants third basemen Pablo Sandoval days could be numbered as a member of the team.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks are still in search of a GM to replace Kevin Towers.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers have outrighted righty Red Patterson.
- The Baltimore Orioles have selected the contract of first base prospect Christian Walker.
- According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will likely test free agency in the upcoming offseason.
- According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Philadelphia Phillies have interest in Cuban defector,Yasmani Tomas. He appeals more to the Phillies organization than newly signed Red Sox Rusney Castillo did.
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Also, the Red Sox are reportedly interested in Japanese RHSP Kenta Maeda, 26.