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May 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Double-A Akron outfielder John Drennen has been suspended 50 games by Minor League Baseball for violating their drug policy. He tested positive for a banned substance called Clomiphene, which is a fertility drug that can be used to boost testosterone as part of the steroids cycle. The suspension is in effect immediately.
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May 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo Credit - Lianna HolubFor the first time this season, the Aeros won three games in a series. They've yet to be swept or sweep a series, but the three wins against Bowie marks the first legitimate win streak of more than two games.
After a struggle in the pitching department against Erie (18 runs given up in the first two games), the Aeros battled back to avoid the sweep before making...
May 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is an updated listing of the players on the Indians 40-man roster or who were recently removed that shows how many option years they have remaining going into the 2011 season. Please note, this listing will be linked in the "Indians Resource Center" located on the right side of the page for quick, easy reference when needed.
Last Updated: May 17, 2011
Remaining Options
May 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 16, 2011
L. ValbuenaAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Luis Valbuena, SS, Columbus: 2-3, 3 R, 2B, RBI, BB:
Valbuena has been mired in a 5-33 slump over his past nine ballgames, so it was good to see the former Indians' starter bounce...
May 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/16: Kluber has much needed good outing
Corey Kluber (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Columbus Clips Indianapolis 5-2
Columbus Clippers starter Corey Kluber surrendered just a pair of runs on four hits in his seven innings of work, while relievers Carlton Smith and Josh Judy did not allow a hit in two innings of relief, to avoid a four game series sweep by defeating the Indianapolis Indians 5-2 in front of a season high crowd of 12,168 Monday...
May 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
Tonight we talk about the Indians and where things go from here for a young ballclub still trying to establish itself and make believers or everyone in Cleveland and nationally. The Indians have yet to even reach the quarter pole...
May 16, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that outfielder Grady Sizemore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 11th with a right knee contusion. They have called up outfielder Travis Buck from Triple-A Columbus to replace him on the active roster.
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May 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 15
M. PackerAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Matt Packer-SP, Akron: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Victory! Look who's finally in the win column. Packer had been search for a win all year and while the Aeros defense looked to have...
May 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/15: Packer leads Aeros to series win
Matt Packer (Photo: Lianna Holub)Aeros Win Series Behind Packer
May 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Austin Kearns is just one of a few problems
with the Indians offense (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Tribe notebook…
Indians need more offense
The Indians are now 37 games into the season and are a healthy 24-13, good for the best record in the American League. But with 125 games to go – 77.2% of the schedule – it is still very early in the season...
May 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 14
G. Soto
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Giovanni Soto-SP, Kinston: 7 IP, W (2), 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Soto might be hitting his stride. He hasn't really struggled at all this year, but lately he's been on absolute...
May 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/14: Chen powers Akron to victory
Chun Chen (Photo: Lianna Holub)Chen
May 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians right-handed pitcher Mitch Talbot was assigned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday to start a Major League rehab assignment. While pitching rehab assignments last as many as 30 days in the minors, he is only expected to make two starts before being activated off the disabled list (right elbow strain) and inserted back in the Cleveland rotation. He made his first appearance for Columbus on Saturday...
May 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is an updated listing through 2011 of my Indians prospect rankings since 2007. While I have ranked as many as 100 players in a season, for simplicity sake only the Top 30 for each year are included in this listing. To see the scouting report for a player during each year, simply roll your mouse pointer over the name of the player and click on it.
Also, below my rankings I also have included...
May 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 13, 2011
M. GoodnightAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Michael Goodnight, SP, Lake County: 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 6 K, HR, W (3-3):
Goodnight rebounded from a May 8th fiasco in which he gave up seven runs (four earned) in 1 2/3 of an...
May 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/13: Adams, Espino combine for shutout win
Austin Adams (Photo: Lianna Holub)Adams, Espino Combine To Toss Three-hit Shutout
Right-handed pitchers Austin Adams and Paolo Espino combined to throw a three-hit shutout as the Akron Aeros beat the Bowie Baysox 4-0 in game two of a four-game series Friday at Prince George
May 13, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 5
By: Lianna Holub
Record: 16-19
Game Results:
May 6th - Bowling Green, 6 @ Lake County, 3 (Loss: Cook)
May 7th - Lake County, @ Lansing, 7 (Loss: Dew)
May 8th - Lake County, 6 @ Lansing, 9 (Loss: Goodnight)
May 9th - Lake County, 9 @ Lansing, 5 (Win: Rayl)
May 10th - Lake County, 2 @ Dayton, 4 (Loss: Blair)
May 11th - Lake County, 1 @ Dayton,...
May 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 5/10 (Ep. 3)
"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...
May 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/12: Wright dominates in Lake County loss
Steven Wright (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Steven Wright has long toiled in the Indians farm system. Wright was selected in the 2nd Round of the 2006 draft by the Indians, and slowly worked his way up to triple A Columbus. Once there, Wright began the journey so many pitchers take when they just aren't good enough. The only difference is that Wright decided to change tacks. Wright gave Tom Candiotti a call,...
May 12, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have assigned infielder Jared Goedert to Double-A Akron to begin a 20-day Major League rehab assignment. He is currently on the 60-day disabled list recovering from an oblique injury. Under rules of a Major League rehab assignment the Indians have 20 days to activate him from the 60-day disabled list which also makes him count on the 40-man roster again and they have to either option...

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