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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | September 18, 2018

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Clippers’ Barnes Named International League Post-Season All-Star

August 30, 2018 |

A second straight strong season on the farm has earned Columbus outfielder Brandon Barnes recognition from the International League.

The 14-year pro was named this week to the International League’s Post-Season All-Star team as the lone representative from the Clippers. Read More

Indians Pick Up Outfielder Mercado from Cardinals for Outfield Prospect Pair

July 31, 2018 |

The Indians snuck in a second deal prior to the trade deadline on Tuesday afternoon, acquiring outfielder Oscar Mercado from the St. Louis Cardinals for a pair of outfielders in the Cleveland farm system.

The Cardinals received High-A outfielder Conner Capel as well as Jhon Torres, a teenage outfielder who had been with the team’s Arizona League club in Goodyear. Read More

Tribe Deals Prospect Castro for Detroit Outfielder Martin, Pitcher Dowdy

July 31, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians addressed their depleted outfield on Tuesday in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring veteran outfielder Leonys Martin and minor league pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Detroit Tigers for shortstop prospect Willi Castro.

Martin is not expected to arrive in time for the team’s game in Minnesota against the Twins on Tuesday night. The 30-year-old outfielder came at the cost of one of the Indians’ top middle infield prospects in Castro, who had been with the organization for five years and is just 21 years old. Read More

Indians Bring Back Plutko Again, Place Naquin on Disabled List

July 28, 2018 |

With Saturday’s probable starter Mike Clevinger dealing with an illness in Detroit, the Indians have changed course on their roster plans for the day.

Outfielder Tyler Naquin, as expected, has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right hip soreness and has left the team to return to Cleveland for further evaluation. The team was expected to promote Greg Allen from Triple-A Columbus, but due to Clevinger’s illness, instead brought back right-hander Adam Plutko.

Plutko was with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate at Lehigh Valley, where the Clippers were set to play the IronPigs. Read More

Indians Claim Outfielder Johnny Field Off of Waivers From Rays

July 24, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians added to their outfield depth on Tuesday, claiming Johnny Field off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Read More

Tribe Recalls Bieber, Options Diaz to Columbus

July 24, 2018 |

Yandy Diaz did just about everything that he could to capitalize on his opportunity when the Cleveland Indians called his name last week.

It wasn’t enough.

The Indians optioned the corner infielder and designated hitter back to Columbus on Tuesday afternoon to make room on the 25-man roster for starting pitcher Shane Bieber, who was formally recalled from Triple-A to start Tuesday night’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Read More

Indians Make Slew of Roster Moves Prior to Second Half Kickoff

July 20, 2018 |

After acquiring a pair of new relief arms to shore up their problematic bullpen, the Cleveland Indians announced a handful of transactions in advance of their second half opener with the Texas Rangers on Friday.

Relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber, acquired on Thursday from the San Diego Padres for top prospect Francisco Mejia, were added to the 25- and 40-man rosters. The Indians also announced that minor leaguer Yandy Diaz was recalled from Columbus, while the contract of outfielder Melky Cabrera was selected from Triple-A for the second time this season. Read More

Tribe Bolsters Bullpen, Trades Mejia for Padres’ Hand and Cimber

July 19, 2018 |

Speculation on the long term plans in Cleveland for catcher/outfielder Francisco Mejia finally came to an end on Thursday morning as the Indians dealt their top prospect to the San Diego Padres for All-Star reliever Brad Hand and rookie right-hander Adam Cimber.

Both pitchers are expected to report to the Indians by Friday in time for the second half opener with the Texas Rangers from Arlington. Read More

Tribe Recalls Mejia for Second Time This Season

July 14, 2018 |

Francisco Mejia’s plans to travel to Washington, DC, for Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game have been cancelled.

The Cleveland Indians recalled their top prospect, the 22-year-old catcher turned outfielder, ahead of their Saturday night contest with the New York Yankees from Progressive Field. The 22-year-old will bat sixth in the lineup and serve as the team’s designated hitter against another former Indians top prospect, 37-year-old left-hander CC Sabathia. Read More

Tribe Activates Merritt, Designates Him for Assignment

July 13, 2018 |

We will always have Game 5, and Ryan Merritt will always have the large return on his wedding registry due to the generosity of thankful Cleveland Indians fans.

The Indians activated the left-handed pitcher Merritt from the 60-day disabled list on Friday afternoon and in a somewhat surprising turn of events, designated him for assignment. Read More

Columbus’ Haase Named International League Player of the Week

July 10, 2018 |

Columbus’ Eric Haase stormed into the All-Star break with some big series last week against the Toledo Mud Hens and the Indianapolis Indians to conclude the first half of the Triple-A schedule. For his efforts, he was named the International League’s Player of the Week for games played between July 2 and July 8.

Haase played in all seven games during the week and had hits in five of the contests. He went 9-for-26 (.346) at the plate and added two walks to provide the Clippers with a .379 on-base percentage. Six of his nine hits during the week were for extra bases as he tallied a .731 slugging percentage. It earned him his second career Player of the Week award, coming almost a year to the date of his first win last July 8 while playing for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks. Read More

Mejia and Lovegrove Named to All-Star Futures Game

July 8, 2018 |

Fifty of the top prospects across the minor league landscape will get to shine on a worldwide stage as the rosters for the U.S. and World teams have been announced for the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game.

A pair of Indians farmhands – catcher Francisco Mejia and right-handed reliever Kieran Lovegrove – will get a chance to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual competition between some of the top young ball players around minor league baseball. Read More