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April 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Well, finally, after about six weeks, the 2010 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book is finally available for purchase on-line at To view the page for the book on click here. It's been a painstaking process the past month as there were some formatting issues which delayed the book from being available through by about four weeks, but nonetheless, it...
April 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 4/3
Here are the final minor league spring game box scores from Saturday's action. On Sunday morning all player who are heading for a full season afilliate will be leaving Goodyear, AZ bright and early and catching a flight to their new destination where the dream will continue as the regular season gets under way on Thursday night.
I'll have a final stats listing sometime this coming week with...
April 3, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians today announced that they have purchased the contracts of infielder Mark Grudzielanek and outfielder Austin Kearns from Triple-A Columbus and placed both infielder Russell Branyan (lower back rehab) and right-handed closer Kerry Wood (strained right lat) on the 15-day Major League disabled list retroactive to March 26th.
During spring training Kearns batted .300 (15-50) with 15...
April 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the season opening rosters for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County as well as those who will be in extended spring training. Please note, these rosters are subject to change at anytime before the start of the season on Thursday April 8th as some last minute changes could be made or injuries could occur. Players under each heading are listed in no particular order.
Also, the...
April 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 4/2
Here are the box scores from the minor league games on Friday, as well as some quick observations:
- Russell Branyan was back in the Columbus lineup but only played DH going 1-for-3 with a 2B and 2 walks.
- RHP Carlos Carrasco went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk, and had 2 strikeouts. The more interesting news is he only went 70 pitches and had to come out of the game...
April 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The 2009 Akron Aeros won the Eastern League Championship, their third title in franchise history and third in the last seven years. For Aeros fans who ventured to the ballpark on a nightly basis last year they saw exciting baseball night in and night out with about as talented a roster as you will find in Double-A. In addition to the talent, the players were also hard workers and really meshed well...
April 2, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 4/1
Here are the box scores from the action on Thursday, a day that turned into quite the eventful day in minor league camp with cuts and rosters being announced. I don't have rosters yet, and when I do get them I don't think I will be able to officially post them for a few days. But here is what I know offhand (reminder these are are unofficial):
- TJ House and Kelvin De La Cruz in Kinston rotation.
April 1, 2010   (0 comments)
Opening Day is only four days away....can you believe it? That's no April Fool's joke either.
With that in mind Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight to talk all things Indians baseball on our weekly on-line broadcast "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. This week the focus will be entirely on the big league team as we wrap up all the happenings this spring, make sense...
April 1, 2010   (0 comments)
As noted earlier today, the Indians made some final roster cuts today in minor league camp. Aside from maybe another player or two being cut over the next few days, it looks like these are the final cuts this spring:
Tom Mastny (RHP)
Mark Thompson (SS)
Dallas Cawiezell (RHP)
Adam White (OF)
Chris Nash (1B)
Matt Brown (OF)
Michael Pontius (RHP)
April 1, 2010   (0 comments)
In not much of a surprise announcement today, the Indians have optioned out right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus. In doing so, they also named left-hander David Huff as the final starter in the opening day rotation. The 25-man roster - barring injuries - is now set for opening day this coming Monday.
Barring injury, here is the opening day roster:
April 1, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/31
Here are the box scores from Wednesday's minor league action against the Brewers. As an aside, no decision has been made on who the winner is between David Huff and Carlos Carrasco for the final spot in the big league rotation, but manager Manny Acta is supposed to address the media late Thursday morning with his decision. It is very much expected that Huff will be the guy who wins the spot.