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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...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Shin-Soo Choo Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with Low-A Lake County. He is expected to play right field, though it is not known for certain if he will play the whole game or if he will be limited to five or seven innings his first time out. He was with the Indians in Boston and took batting practice with them, and then returned to Cleveland over...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Peters (Photo: Daily Times) Indians 2nd round pick right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard and 20th round pick left-hander Dillon Peters are both teammates playing on the Midland Redskins team participating in the Connie Mack World Series. Both pitched in the opening game of the series on Saturday, and with the win their team earned a second round bye and will play again tomorrow. Peters started...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
Paul and I will talk about the recent road trip to Texas and Boston the Indians just finished up by going 3-4. The Indians played well and should have gone at least 5-2, but because of a struggling bullpen they blew several late...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
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.
Adam Abraham-3B, Kinston: 4-for-6, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
An incredible two games from Adam Abraham in the double-header. He knocked in both runs of the K-Tribe's win and in the loss...
August 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/7: Huffman's power sparks Clippers
Chad Huffman (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers sweep Chiefs to extend winning streak
The winning streak was extended to eight and Columbus completed a perfect home stand with a 6-4 win over the Chiefs to complete the sweep over Syracuse.
It was Syracuse that got on the board first. With two outs in the top of the first, Chris Marrero knocked in Steve Lombardozzi with an RBI double, giving...
August 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos Carrasco (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Who is #5?
The Indians will go about ten days without a fifth starter. Left-handed pitcher David Huff pitched on Wednesday and then right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco pitched on Thursday, but with newly acquired right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez being added to the rotation on Friday and an off...
August 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 8/2 (Ep 14)
"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...
August 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/6: Columbus Wins Seventh Straight
Clippers walk past Chiefs 5-4
The Clippers extended their winning streak to seven straight games as they beat the Syracuse Chiefs 5-4 at Huntington Park.
It was a rough fourth inning for Clippers starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. With two outs, Matt Antonelli walked. After a Seth Bynum single and a Jhonaton Solano walk to load the bases, Jeff Frazier singled to left field and drove in...