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August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Shin-Soo Choo The Indians have activated outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list today. He had been on the disabled list since June 25th after suffering a fractured left thumb after being hit by a pitch the night before in San Francisco. He underwent surgery on the thumb on June 28th in Cleveland by Dr. Thomas Graham.
Choo made a three game rehab assignment at Low-A Lake County...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 18
18-26 (Overall Record: 46-67)
Game Results:
August 5th - Lake County @ Great Lakes (Win: Reichenbach, Save: Sarianides)
August 6th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Wetmore)
August 7th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Cooper)
August 8th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
August 9th - Dayton @ Lake County (Rained Out)
August 10th -...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 11
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.
Jesus Aguilar - 1B, Kinston: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K. Aguilar has been in quite a slump since joining Kinston, and as I've previously mentioned, his strike out rate hasn't been the issue. A...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/11: Drennen's big day fuels Akron win
John Drennen (Photo: Lianna Holub) Aeros down Sea Dogs in rubber match
The Akron Aeros scored 13 runs on just nine hits as they won the rubber match of a three-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs 13-5 Thursday at Hadlock Field.
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland recorded the win for Akron pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on 11 hits, walking four and striking...
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Mills is back on the radar
Beau Mills (Photo: IPI) One of the best stories of the season in the Indians’ minor league system has been the renaissance of Triple-A Columbus first baseman Beau Mills.
Mills, who turns 25-years old next week, is hitting .294 with 14 HR, 56 RBI and a .870 OPS in 77 combined games between Double-A Akron and Columbus. After a promotion in late July he is enjoying his first exposure to Triple-A...
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Eric Haase (Photo: Perfect Game) The Indians have agreed to terms with 7th round pick catcher Eric Haase, and his signing is expected to become official anytime between now and next Monday August 16th. The Indians have not officially announced the signing, probably because they may have to wait a few days before MLB approves the signing to be released publicly due to his expected well overslot bonus.
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 10
Toru Murata 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.
Toru Murata
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/10: Espino continues his success with Akron
Paolo Espino (Photo: Lianna Holub) Espino leads Aeros past Sea Dogs
Ben Copeland and John Drennen both hit solo home runs to back the Akron Aeros offensively as they won game two of a three-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs 3-0 Wednesday at Hadlock Field.
Copeland broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning with his solo home run, while Drennen’s solo homer came...
August 10, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have signed 43rd round pick left-handed pitcher Geoff Davenport. According to Jim Callis of Baseball America he was signed for $100K.
Davenport was a middle reliever and weekend starter for the University of Arkansas and this past season went 3-1 with a 4.95 ERA in six appearances. In 20.0 innings he allowed 18 hits, 11 earned runs, 7 walks, and had 22 strikeouts. He would have...
August 10, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Cleveland Indians Payroll Chart
Here is an updated payroll listing after all the trade activity in July by the Indians where they shipped off players on the 40-man such as Alex White and Orlando Cabrera and added players like Kosuke Fukudome, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Thomas Neal. I have also updated the listing with recent 40-man activity to remove players like Mitch Talbot, Jared Goedert, Travis Buck, etc and add players like Cord...
August 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Stephen Tarpley
(Photo: Area Code Games) The Connie Mack World Series is a hotbed for Indians draft prospects. Not only are 2nd round pick right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard and 20th round pick left-hander Dillon Peters pitching on the same Cincinnati Midland Redskins team, but 8th round pick left-hander Steven Tarpley is also pitching and playing for another one of the teams in the tournament...
August 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 9
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.
Jerad Goedert - 3B, Columbus: 3-4, 2 2B. Goedert has swung a hotter bat than Phelps as of late, hitting .414 in his past ten games. After a rough stroke for much of the season, it's nice to see Goedert...
August 10, 2011   (0 comments)
Clippers streak ends at nine
The Clippers fell 5-2 to Louisville on Tuesday night at Slugger Field, splitting the brief two-game series.
With the loss, the Clippers fall to 74-43 on the season, but maintained their 13.5 game division lead due to an Indianapolis loss.
Louisville got on the board first, plating two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning with two sacrifice flies...
August 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Brian Ruiz (Photo: Plain Dealer) The Indians today announced that they have signed 41st round pick outfielder Brian Ruiz, a 2011 graduate from Lincoln West High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ruiz was named Player of the Year in the Senate Athletic League for the second straight season, hitting .600 with 22 RBI while using a wooden bat all season. The right-handed hitting centerfielder led the...
August 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 8
Beau Mills 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.
Beau Mills
August 9, 2011   (0 comments)
( Aeros) The world was pretty much ending last week for Akron. But all is good now in the Rubber City with the Aeros. All it took was some stabilizing starts from the rotation and some familiar faces to get this team back on track. With a successful 5-1 week in six games, the Aeros are now back to being four games behind division leading Harrisburg.
Akron could have went the...
August 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Adams, Roberts take home honors
Austin Adams On Monday the Eastern League announced that Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Austin Adams has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of August 1st through August 7th.
Adams, 24, made two appearances for Akron last week posting a record of 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. His first start of the week came on Tuesday (8/2) night at Trenton...
August 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/8: Scrappers move back into first with win
Joseph Colon (Photo: Lianna Holub) Scrappers beat Auburn, back in first
Mahoning Valley beat Auburn on Monday night to split the two-game series and move back into a first place tie with Auburn with four weeks to play in the season.
Right-hander Joseph Colon was steady in his start going four innings and allowed two runs on five hits, one walk, and had four strikeouts. The bullpen...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Yhoxian Medina The Indians today have announced that they have signed two more picks from the 2011 Draft, 14th round right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson and 38th round infielder Yhoxian Medina.
Anderson, 20, just completed his sophomore season at Feather River CC (CA) going 6-1 with a 2.15 ERA (46.0 IP, 32 H, 22 R (11ER), 18 BB, 42 K, .194 AVG) in 17 games (4 starts) as he was named a 1st...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
After a couple of tough weeks, the Clippers responded in a very big way to kick off the month of August. What has been ailing them the most, their offense, returned to its majority-of-the-season fine form. Leading the way was outfielder, Jerad Head, who is doing everything...