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Canzler Looking For A Chance To Make Roster

March 3, 2012 |

 

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Mike Brandyberry

All Russ Canzler is looking for is a chance. Well, he might have just found that chance, albeit a small one, with the Cleveland Indians this spring.

Canzler was obtained by the Indians on January 31 from the Tampa Bay Rays. When the Rays signed Carlos Pena, Canzler was designated for assignment and the Tribe acquired the utility man for cash. Canzler was a 30th round selection by the Chicago Cubs in 2004. Since his selection, Canzler has certainly taken the slow road to the big leagues, playing eight season in the minor leagues before appearing in his first Major League game in September with the Rays.

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Today in Tribe History: March 3, 1998

March 3, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, is elected to the Hall of Fame. The Tribe retired his number 14 four years earlier. He played ten seasons in Cleveland.

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DTTWLN? Fan Of The Week: Hans Van Wormer

March 2, 2012 |

By Matthew Van Wormer

Today marks the beginning of our Fan of the Week column.  I have picked someone close to me as the very first person to be honored as such.  My father, Hans Van Wormer, has been an Indians fan for his entire life and he has passed his love of the Tribe on to me.  He took me to my first game in July 1989.  It happened to be a doubleheader against the Red Sox and we got there late in the first game of the twin-bill.  I was hooked immediately by the great sights, sounds and smells of old Municipal Stadium.  Indians games would become my summer home, all because of my dad.

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Chisenhall Fighting To Win Starting Third Base Job

March 2, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Mike Brandyberry

On paper, it appears Lonnie Chisenhall is competing with Jack Hannahan for the third base position. In reality, Chisenhall may be competing with a myriad of players, including Hannahan to earn one of the 25-man roster spots for Opening Day.

Hannahan avoided arbitration and signed a one-year deal with the Tribe this winter valued at $1.35 million. A guaranteed contract from the Tribe is almost a certainty that he is guaranteed a spot on the roster. The Tribe is not in the business of giving contracts to players, then releasing them to play elsewhere on the Indians’ dime. If Hannahan does not win the starting job, he will be a bench player. Given the Indians’ roster situation, if Chisenhall does not win the starting job, he will certainly be sent back to AAA-Columbus where he can play every day. If Chisenhall clearly out plays Hannahan this spring, he will win the third base job and be in the starting lineup on Opening Day, however, if the competition is close, expect the nod to be given to Hannahan.

The more important question may be though, hasn’t Chisenhall already won the job from Hannahan?

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Today in Tribe History: March 2, 1995

March 2, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

At a meeting in Chicago, major league owners accept the players’ offer to return to work, bringing an end to the devastating strike which started last August. The Indians, having their chance at their first playoff … Read More

Grady Sizemore Out Two To Three Months

March 1, 2012 |

By Mike Brandyberry

According to the Cleveland Indians, Grady Sizemore underwent micro discectomy in Miami, Florida earlier today. According to Dr. Barth Green, recovery time is 8-12 weeks. The procedure was regarded as minimally invasive and he is expected … Read More

DTTWLN Going Down On The Farm

March 1, 2012 |

 

By Sean Tuttle

New this year to DTTWLN will be my coverage of the minor league systems within the Indians organization, any big name prospects coming to visit, and of any news on the rehabilitation journeys that may occur throughout the season.

Every Thursday, followers can expect updates on injured players, comments from their managers, and interviews with young talents that are hopeful to play for the Tribe in the near future.

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Hannahan Provides Tribe With Veteran Glove At Third Base

March 1, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Craig Gifford

It’s no secret that the 2011 Cleveland Indians were not exactly an offensive juggernaut. Out of 14 teams in the American League, the Indians ranked ninth in runs scored (704), batting average (.250) and home runs (154). Those numbers are all bound to improve this year.

The Tribe should get a full season from second year second baseman Jason Kipnis. Catcher Carlos Santana, who provided fine power numbers in his first full major league season, is bound to improve as he becomes better accustomed to major league pitching. Shin-Soo Choo, who had his worst year in 2011 thanks to injuries and off the field matters, should be expected to return to his All-Star form of 2010 and 2011.

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Today in Tribe History: March 1, 1947

March 1, 2012 |

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

In anticipation of the signing of the team’s first black players, Bill Veeck, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, sets up a spring training camp there for the Cleveland Indians. Arizona is chosen because of its relatively … Read More

Albert Belle Returns To Indians If Only For A Day

February 29, 2012 |

By Vince Guerrieri

For a time, he was Cleveland’s most famous recovering alcoholic.

He was a baseball player who could hit anything, be it a ball or a middle infielder with the occasional forearm shiver.

He was Joey. Now he’s Albert. And Tuesday, he was back in spring training with the Indians.

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Left Field Spot Presents Many Options

February 29, 2012 |

 

By Christian Petrila

Position battles make spring a terrific chance for a relative unknown to make a roster and contribute. One such battle for the Indians takes place in left field. With Grady Sizemore already sidelined for Opening Day, Michael Brantley will have to shift to centerfield, leaving left field a vacant, wide open competition. It’s like a game show. Your contestants are Aaron Cunningham, Shelley Duncan, Ryan Spilborghs and Matt LaPorta.

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Fifth Starter Battle Begins With Slowey

February 29, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Craig Gifford

When the Cleveland Indians acquired Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves this past Halloween, it seemed they would go into spring training with zero questions about their starting rotation. Lowe was set to join incumbents Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson, Josh Tomlin and Fausto Carmona as a starting five with question marks, but long on potential.

Plans got scrapped in January as Carmona applied for his visa to leave the Dominican Republic and head back to the United States. Carmona was arrested for assuming a false identity, his real name being Roberto Hernandez Heredia. With the loss of Hernandez for the foreseeable future, it put a once stable rotation into a state of flux.

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