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September 5, 2008   (0 comments)
For those wondering, yes, catcher Carlos Santana is injured and has been shutdown for the year. The specific injury is a strained adductor muscle (lower-inside hip area).
September 5, 2008   (0 comments)
DH Travis Hafner will be in Akron on Friday for Game 3 of their series with Bowie, and may play in Game 4 on Saturday.
C Carlos Santana and IF Brandon Pinckney were taken off the Akron roster today and replaced with C Damaso Espino and IF/OF Jerad Head.
Aeros Fall to Baysox 11-3, Series Tied 1-1
BOWIE, MD – Nolan Reimold socked three home runs and drove in eight, leading Bowie...
September 4, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Martin Is Back On The Radar
"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.
Wow, what an opening night in the playoffs last night...
September 4, 2008   (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that they have extended their player development contract with Mahoning Valley for two years through the 2010 season.
Aeros Outlast Baysox 6-5 in 12-Inning Thriller
BOWIE, MD – Matt LaPorta collected four hits and drove in four runs, including the game-winner in the top of the 12th, as Akron claimed a phenomenal 6-5 win over Bowie in game one of the Southern...
September 3, 2008   (0 comments)
Mahalic Ready For Game One Assignment
Cleveland Indians Single-A affiliate Lake County is ready to kick things off tonight in the South Atlantic League (SAL) playoffs. The best-of-three series against the West Virginia Power (Milwaukee Brewers) will see Game 1 played tonight in West Virginia at 7:05 PM, and then move to Lake County for Game 2 on Friday night at 7:05 PM and then if necessary Game 3 on Saturday in Lake County at 7:05 PM.
September 3, 2008   (0 comments)
The Indians officially cut ties with Buffalo on Tuesday when they sent a termination letter to MLB indicating their desire to end their player development contract with them. This is the first step in their long anticipated move to Columbus, a move which should be made official sometime after September 15th. More on this in Happenings later this week.
Lake County will officially move to the...
September 2, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Indians shortstop Carlos Rivero is the Carolina League Player of the Week. The 20-year-old Rivero hit .429 (12-28) during the last week of the regular season, hitting two home runs and racking up nine RBI. The Player of the Week Award caps off an amazing August for Rivero who hit .356 in the month with four home runs and 21 RBI. Rivero ends the season with a .282 batting average, eight homers...
September 2, 2008   (0 comments)
And with that, the minor league regular season has finished. Wow, did that go quickly or what? Technically the minor league season is still ongoing since Mahoning Valley plays through next weekend, but the regular season for the Indians' other five affiliates in Buffalo, Akron, Kinston, Lake County and the GCL are now done.
With the regular season finished, the playoffs commence for Akron and...
September 1, 2008   (0 comments)
- Buffalo lost 5-4 in 10 innings to Rochester. RHP Jeff Stevens (0-3) took the loss allowing a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th (1.2IP, 1R/ER, 2BB, 4K). Brad Snyder finished the night 2-for-5 with a 2B & 3B.
- Akron lost 9-7 at the hands of the Erie Seawolves. RHP JD Martin worked the first two scoreless innings before being lifted as he is scheduled to pitch on short rest...