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July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kosuke FukodomeThe Indians today have acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukodome from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for High-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu and Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Carlton Smith.
Fukodome, 34, is a veteran outfielder the Cubs signed out of Japan and who debuted stateside in 2008. This year he is hitting .273 with 3 HR, 13 RBI and a .742 OPS in 87 games. He is a...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Aguilar promoted to Kinston
Jesus AguilarThe Indians today promoted Low-A Lake County first baseman Jesus Aguilar to High-A Kinston. In 95 games for Lake County this year he hit .292 with 19 HR, 69 RBI, and a .915 OPS. He has made significant strides this year both at the plate and defensively at first base, and the promotion to a much tougher league should serve as a nice barometer to see where he is as a prospect. He still...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)The July 31st deadline is three days away.
The Indians are rumored to be in on several mid-level outfield bats such as Ryan Ludwick of the Padres, Coco Crisp of the Athletics, and even Jeff Francoeur of the Royals.
In an interesting scheduling quirk, the Indians and Royals square off all weekend which means Indians GM Chris Antonetti and Royals GM Dayton Moore...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 27
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.
Carlos Moncrief - RF, Lake County: 2-4, R, 3B, 2 RBI. Moncrief is making quite a name for himself of late. His average may not wow you, but he's done nothing but produce for the Captains lately. In...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/27: Wetmore guides Captains to win
Kirk Wetmore (Photo: IPI)Captains flatten Hot Rods 9-4
Lake County used a total team effort on Wednesday night defeating Bowling Green 9-4 for their third straight win. Kirk Wetmore (2-0) tossed six scoreless, hitless innings for his second win of the season striking out three. Everyone in the lineup also reached base for the Captains.
Brian Heere roped a double down the right field...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
An impressive new "Latin Trifecta" in Lake County
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: IPI)A few years back the Indians had a “Latin Trifecta” in right-handed pitchers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon as well as left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz. All three pitched well in the lower levels, have been three of the Indians best pitching prospects the past few years, and all three are currently on the 40-man roster.
But things have not materialized as...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: "Uh, everything's under control. Situation's normal..."
(Photo: Kinston Indians)From the Reservation:
So, now apparently the team is an offensive juggernaut. After a season in which they've struggled hitting air, they come out as a team and hit over .300. To make matters even more confusing, their starting rotation was over 8.00. Yeah...right is left, and left is right...
Which is absolutely normal for this team.
There's no rhyme-nor-reason...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 26 (The Perfect Game Edition)
Justin Germano
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)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.
Justin Germano: SP, Columbus Clippers: W (1-2)***Perfect Game***9 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K:
The Justin Germano story in 2011 is a...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Abreu named Player of the Week...again
Abner AbreuHigh-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu did it again as he was once again named the Carolina Player of the Week for the period from July 18th to July 24th. It is his second Player of the Week honor for the month of July, his second in three weeks. For the week he hit .522/.560/1.087 (12-for-23) in six games and had 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, and 7 K. He had at least one extra base...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/26: Germano, Clippers enjoy perfect night
Justin Germano (Photo: AP)Germano is perfect in Syracuse
Columbus came into tonight's game really struggling offensively, scoring one run in their last 18 innings of play. A fast start offensively was badly needed for Clippers and they got it in the top of the first inning. Tim Fedroff led off the game with a double down the right field. After a Jason Donald pop out and a Luis Valbuena groundout...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Weglarz sidelined with eye bruise
A lot of people have noticed that Double-A outfielder Nick Weglarz has not played since July 19th. He was in the midst of an 0-for-25 stretch at the plate when he mysteriously disappeared, so the logical thought was his knee acted up on him again. As it turns out he was struck in the right eye recently by a teammate that was doing exercises with a bat which resulted in a black eye and some concussion...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Albert Pujols (Photo: AP)The second half of the baseball season is well underway. The fantasy baseball season is getting hot and heavy with some people enjoying success while a great many others already are writing off their teams thanks to poor play or injuries to the players drafted.
Fantasy baseball goes over the course of a full six month MLB season, at which time winners are determined....
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
(Chun Chen: Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)A tailspin week for Harrisburg that included seven losses opened the Western Division wide open and the Aeros certainly took advantage with a 5-2 week against Altoona and Erie. Harrisburg played Richmond, also in the four-way West battle, six times, including two double headers in four days. They came out the other end with just one win after dropping a pair...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Blaine O'Brien48th round pick right-handed pitcher Blaine O'Brien was pitching summer ball in the New England Collegiate Baseball League until shoulder soreness forced him to be sidelined after just two appearances. He is a summer follow for the Indians as they wanted to watch him pitch more before offering him a contract, so this may hurt his chances. If the Indians do sign him it looks like at this...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 25
Cole Cook
(photo: Lake
County)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.
I just wanted to take the time to congratulate Jason Kipnis on his game-winning single last night for his first major league hit. I've watched a lot of...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/25: Moncrief's throwing, hitting leads Captains
Carlos Moncrief (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains pop the Kernels 2-1
Carlos Moncrief
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
B.J. Upton (Photo: AP)So it's been a lot more an interesting season for the Indians than just about any fan would have expected so far. The problem is they went from having a huge lead to being two games out of first now. This means a team everyone thought would be a seller, is looking to buy.
The question is how much can they spend and is it worth it to acquire a big name. So I am going to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
It seems as though all of the talent the Clippers have had this season is beginning to hurt them. As the top prospects are deemed ready, and the depth prospects get hot or are needed because of a Major League injury, Triple-A Columbus has to compensate. Such is life for...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 24
T. CannonAround 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.
Tyler Cannon-3B, Kinston: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Tyler Cannon was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle and reached base all four times he stepped up to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/24: A Sterling debut for Lake County
Felix Sterling (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains win with a Sterling performance
Felix Sterling made his Lake County Captains debut a memorable one as he picked up the win and all but one Captains hitter reached base as the Captains defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels 6-1 Sunday.
Travis Witherspoon led off the game with a solo home run off of Sterling to give the Kernels an early 1-0 lead....

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