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June 15, 2010   (0 comments)
J-Rod Making Himself An Option
There may have been no Minor Happenings last week because of the draft coverage, but here at least was the Player of the Week for last week. Minor Happenings will return later this week.
Indians Minor League Player of the Week
(for games from June 3rd to June 9th)
Josh Rodriguez (Infielder - Columbus)
.647 (11-17), 9 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1.832...
June 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/14: Carrasco's Strong Outing Not Enough
Tides claim victory over Clippers, 6-3
The Norfolk Tides claimed victory over the Columbus Clippers, 6-3 on Monday night at Huntington Park in front of just over 9,000 fans.
The Clippers were unable to execute the fundamentals late in the ball game, failing to move runners over on bunt attempts as well as a few fielding issues in the ninth. Columbus compiled nine hits, five of which...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Henry Promoted to Akron
The Indians made a roster move today by promoting High-A Kinston outfielder Jordan Henry to Double-A Akron. To make room on the roster infielder Adam Davis was sent to Kinston.
Henry is in his first full season in the Indians organization after being selected in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Mississippi. He has been a tablesetter all season in Kinston, and leaves...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/7 - 6/13
It isn't every week you can go undefeated, so when the Aeros did it a week ago, it was probably thought unlikely they would do it again this past week. The Aeros did fall a game short of completing another perfect week, but they did manage to set a franchise record 12-straight wins before falling on Sunday to Portland. The Aeros have bolted up the standings and put themselves into the thick of a...
June 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/13: Popham Mows Down The Pelicans
Kinston Beats Myrtle Beach, Takes Series
The K-Tribe banged out ten runs on 14 hits, routing Myrtle Beach 10-2 Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. With the win the K-Tribe takes the four game series from the Pelicans.
Kinston jumped on top with a big first inning against Pelicans starter J.J. Hoover, who was named a Carolina League All-Star earlier in the week. Karexon...
June 13, 2010   (0 comments)
It's been an interesting week, ripe with several watches for us Cleveland fans. While Cleveland fans were wrapping themselves up in the Izzo-watch, which is wrapped around the LeBron-watch, the Carlos Santana-watch too front and center in Cleveland. Santana brought his heavy bat to Cleveland, and responded by throwing out a runner in his first inning of play, as well as hitting his first home run...
June 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/12: Aeros Win, Break Record
Aeros Break Record In 12-5 Win
The Aeros set a new franchise record with their 12th straight victory as the offense exploded in a 12-5 win over the Portland Sea Dogs Saturday night at Canal Park. A crowd of 2,867 witnessed the home team blast out of the gates for four runs in each of the first two innings en route to the historic win. The previous record of 11 wins in a row was set in June...
June 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Editor’s note: This is another reminder that there will be no Minor Happenings this week due to the heavy amount of draft coverage this week. It will be back next week.
The Indians had a very good draft this past week as they took a lot of good, young talent with upside.
But all those pats on the back about their very good draft will mean nothing if they don’t sign some of these...
June 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/11: LaPorta Keeps Mashing
Clippers fall in series finale, 7-6
On the same day when the hype around Columbus was the call up of Carlos Santana to Cleveland, the Clippers made their fair share of noise at Huntington Park, but fell to the Rochester Red Wings, 7-6. Both teams used the long ball to their advantage, each hitting three home runs in the game.
After a 27 minute rain delay, Yancarlos Ortiz began his...
June 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Carlos Santana Called Up To Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled catcher Carlos Santana from the AAA Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the 25-man roster for Santana, the Indians optioned catcher Lou Marson to AAA Columbus.
Santana, 24, has spent the entire 2010 season to date at AAA Columbus where he has hit .316 (62-196) with 39 runs scored, 14 doubles, a triple, 13HR and 51 RBI in 57 games. He...
June 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/10: Aeros Win Steak Continues
Aeros Hold On Late, Win 10th Straight 4-3
The streaking Aeros won yet again Thursday at Canal Park, overcoming a furious late-inning comeback by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to win for the 10th consecutive game. Akron lefty starter Eric Berger continued his solid pitching of late in front of the 3,133 fans in attendance and even had a no-hitter through 6.1 innings. The Aeros (30-30) moved...
June 10, 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. Tonight we will be talking a lot about the Indians draft and how they did, who the top guys are, and who they may go after and sign.
Also, we will talk about Steven Strasburg as he is the hot topic of the week after his awesome Major League debut on Tuesday night when he...
June 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Phelps To Columbus, Kipnis To Akron
In the wake of all the draft stuff going on, the Indians made a very noteworthy roster move in their minor league system in the past 24 hours. I actually noted these moves as soon as they happened on my Twitter page (@tlastoria), but had not listed them on the site until now.
Anyway, the Indians have promoted second baseman Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus and to fill his spot in Akron they...
June 10, 2010   (0 comments)
The three day marathon that was the 2010 Draft has come to a close. With that, here is a rundown recapping all of the picks the Indians made this year. Click on the player's name to see their profile and any scouting reports, video, and other information for them. These will continue to be updated throughout the next few months.
Overall, of the 50 players selected 22 were right-handed pitchers,...
June 10, 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 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/9: LaPorta Hits Three Homers In Clips Win
LaPorta goes deep three times in Columbus win
Matt LaPorta hit not one, not two, but three home runs in a Clippers', 8-0 shutout of the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday night at Huntington Park. LaPorta's career night was only his second game with Columbus this season after going 0-for-3 last night in the loss.
LaPorta's first home run of the night came on a leadoff shot to begin the...
June 9, 2010   (0 comments)
In the 50th and final round of the 2010 Draft, the Indians have selected OF Henry Dunn out of Binghampton University (NY).
Height: 5'7" Weight: 185 DOB: 03/26/1989 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Bio: Here is his player page at Binghampton.
Quick Take: Dunn hit .344 this year with 17 2B, 10 HR and 55 RBI all while setting a school record with 64 runs scored in a season. He also...
June 9, 2010   (0 comments)
In the 49th round of the 2010 Draft, the Indians have selected OF Marcus Bradley out of Central Arizona College.
Height: 5'9" Weight: 160 DOB: 08/30/1990 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Quick Hit: Bradley is a small, speedy outfielder who did not play a lot last year as he had just 17 at bats, but he had a stand out season this year where he won the National Junior College Athletic Association...
June 9, 2010   (0 comments)
In the 48th round of the 2010 Draft, the Indians have selected LHP Christopher Bradford out of Pace High School (FL).
Height: 5'9" Weight: 165 DOB: 04/12/1991 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Quick Hit: Bradford has a fastball that sits in the upper 80s and has touch the low 90s, and he complements it with a curveball and changeup. He is also very athletic. He has a pretty firm committment to...
June 9, 2010   (0 comments)
In the 47th round of the 2010 Draft, the Indians have selected RHP Lucas Maloy out of Alamo Heights High School (TX).
Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 DOB: 11/11/1991 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Quick Take: Maloy is an unknown high schooler taken by the Indians it appears as a flier here in the late rounds. In doing some quick research, he was the District MVP this year in baseball in his area,...