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March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Today the Indians reduced their spring training roster by three players.  Infielder Jason Donald and third baseman/first baseman Wes Hodges were optioned to Triple-A Columbus, and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was reassigned to minor league camp.  Big league camp currently has 46 players.
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores for the games on Friday March 19th for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County. Columbus and Akron were in Goodyear, while Kinston and Lake County played in Maryvale.
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Rodriguez, JoshSS/2B43110011020012. Castillo, AlexCA2212200000000 Sub Pickens, DougCA22020000000003. Drennen, JohnCF42121000000004....
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #1 Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana - Catcher
Born: 04/08/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200519GCL DodR32781423411141680.295.412.410.822200620Vero BeachA+54198165310231823430.268.345.384.729200620OgdenR3713231405172730194.303.423.515.938200721Great LakesA86292326520173640455.223.318.370.688200822Inland EmpA+9935088113344149669597.323.431.563.994200822KinstonA+2910534375161920243.352.452.5901.042200822AkronAA28310012020.125.125.500.625200923AkronAA13042891124302239790832.290.413.530.943...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Infielder Brian Bixler has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus today. He will report to camp in the next few days.
Also, this morning the Indians optioned right-handed pitfchers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon, catcher Carlos Santana, and outfielder Jordan Brown to Triple-A Columbus. Shortstop Carlos Rivero and outfielder Nick Weglarz have been optioned to Double-A Akron,...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/19
Burns’ Unique Delivery Provides Lots Of Deception
Everything is still a new experience for right-hander Cory Burns.
Last year after being taken by the Indians in the 8th round out of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Arizona, Burns did well in his first taste of pro ball by going out to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley and putting up a good showing by finishing 3-2 with...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #2 Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall - Third Baseman
Born: 10/04/1988 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200819Mahoning VyA-68276388020354524327.290.355.438.793200920KinstonA+9938859107262187937802.276.346.492.838200920AkronAA24931317514137161.183.238.387.625 Totals 191757110204516271376812810.269.336.460.796
History: Chisenhall...
March 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #3 Nick Hagadone
Nick Hagadone - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 01/01/1986 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 230 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200721LowellA-011.85101024.11451833.1633.012.30.91200822GreenvilleA110.003310.0500612.1355.410.81.10200923GreenvilleA022.52101025.013701432.1495.011.51.08200923Lake CountyA012.455514.2840521.1633.213.30.92200923KinstonA+005.06225.153056.2508.810.61.96...
March 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/18
Putnam Has Big League Aspirations
The Indians are going to go through a lot of arms this year as they look to build a reliable big league rotation and bullpen by the end of the season. With that in mind, it will be a lot of trial and error all season long as they find out who sticks and who doesn’t.
One of those pitchers who hopes to stick is right-hander Zach Putnam. He was a non-roster...
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have claimed infielder Anderson Hernandez off of outright waivers from the New York Mets. To allow room for Hernandez on the 40-man roster, infielder Brian Bixler was designated for assignment.
Hernandez, 27, spent all but one game last year with the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. He hit a combined .251 (92-366) in 123 games with 15 2B,...
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/17
Smith A Man On A Mission
Indians right-handed reliever Carlton Smith had a nice year last season pitching in the bullpen at Double-A Akron where he went 6-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 37 appearances. He piggybacked his successful year with a trip to the Arizona Fall League (5.14 ERA, 12 G) and then to the Indians’ Winter Development Program this past January which was held in Cleveland and Goodyear....
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #4 Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley - Outfielder
Born: 05/15/1987 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200518AZL BreR44173346031019221314.347.426.376.802200518HelenaA-10348112003642.324.425.382.807200619West VaA10836047108102042615124.300.402.339.741200720West VaA562184173151232312218.335.413.440.853200720HuntsvilleAA59187284761021292517.251.353.294.647200821HuntsvilleAA10642080134172440502728.319.395.398.793200922ColumbusAAA11645780122212637594846.267.350.361.711200922ClevelandAAA281121035400118194.313.358.348.706...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have acquired RHP OMAR AGUILAR from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for LHP CHUCK LOFGREN. Aguilar will report to minor league camp in Goodyear, AZ in the coming days.
Aguilar, 25, spent the 2009 season between Brevard County (A) and Huntsville (AA). He went a combined 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 14 saves in 41 relief appearances (55.1IP, 52H, 29ER,...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/16
Short update today, I will have longer updates the rest of the week.
Morris On The Mend
Left-handed pitcher Ryan Morris suffered a shoulder injury last July with High-A Kinston which shut him down for the remainder of the season. After an offseason of rehab and getting his shoulder back in shape to handle a regular pitching load in 2010, he is currently participating in spring training...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #5 Abner Abreu
Abner Abreu - Outfielder
Born: 10/24/1989 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 170 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200717DSL IndiansR56228346913744118465.303.353.474.827200818GCL IndiansR51199325016411379524.251.289.538.827200919Lake CountyA63246367516473011683.305.351.488.839 Totals 1706731021944515221083816612.288.334.498.832
History: Abreu...
March 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #6 Jason Knapp
Jason Knapp - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/31/1990 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 235 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200817GCL PhilsR312.617631.026911238.2283.511.01.23200918LakewoodA274.01171785.16338339111.2084.111.71.20200918Lake CoA005.404411.21070812.2386.49.61.61 Totals 583.802827128.09954459161.2164.111.31.23
History: Knapp was...
March 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/15
Al is in Goodyear this week with me to follow the Indians and the minor league teams. Today he provides some of his observations from the B game back at the Goodyear complex and then the big league game in Peoria on Sunday.
The Indians were split up on Sunday, with a 7-inning "B" game in Goodyear at one of the minor league fields in the morning in addition to the normal spring training game...
March 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/14
Miller's Future Still Unknown
Things today are much different for the Cleveland Indians and right-handed pitcher Adam Miller than they were at this time three years ago.
Going into the 2007 season Miller was the Indians number #1 prospect for the third straight year, and at the time he and another top pitching prospect in right-hander Fausto Carmona looked to be the two aces in the...
March 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Lofgren Offered Back To Indians
Former Indians left-handed pitcher Chuck Lofgren may not be a former Indian for long. Lofgren was taken in the Rule 5 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers back in December, but today through a reliable source it was learned that the Brewers have offered him back to the Indians.
Before Lofgren can return to the Indians he must pass through waivers. It is very likely he will pass through waivers,...
March 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #7 Nick Weglarz
Nick Weglarz - Outfielder
Born: 12/16/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 245 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200517BurlingtonR41147223411021317422.231.313.347.660200618GCL IndiansR12000000020. CountyA125439751212802382821291.276.395.497.892200719KinstonA+27110011120.143.250.571.821200820KinstonA+10637568102205104171789.272.396.432.828200921AkronAA1053396977172166575782.227.377.431.808...
March 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #8 Hector Rondon
Hector Rondon - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/26/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 180 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndR331.65151265.160122855.2301.17.61.04200618GCL IndR345.13111152.262306332.2860.55.51.25200719Lake CoA7104.372727136.0143661327113.2691.87.51.25200820KinstonA+1163.602727145.0130581242145.2392.69.01.19200921AkronAA752.75151372.0602231673.2272.09.11.06200921ColumbusAAA454.00121274.1833381364.2821.67.81.30...