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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 23, 2019

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Alexis Pantoja

Tribe Farmhands Getting in Work in Offseason League Play

October 22, 2018 |

When you are looking to make a name for yourself professionally, there is no such thing as an offseason, especially in Major League Baseball. Such is the case for a number of farmhands of the Cleveland Indians from this most recently completed season whom are active in league activities in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Venezuela.

In addition to the seven Indians minor leaguers who are in Glendale, Arizona, participating in the Arizona Fall League (position players Yu Chang, Li-Jen Chu, and Connor Marabell and pitchers Justin Garza, Rob Kaminsky, Jared Robinson, and Dalbert Siri), four members of their farm system are getting in work in the six-team Dominican Professional Baseball League, two are in the eight-team Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, and one is working in the eight-team Mexican Pacific League, running up and down the Gulf of California. Read More

The Boundless Energy of Lynchburg’s Alexis Pantoja

June 9, 2018 |

If you have the chance to attend a High-A Lynchburg Hillcats game this season, you are likely to find Alexis Pantoja (pronounced Pant-Oh-huh) taking up station at one of the infield positions. He has played second base, third base, and shortstop for this edition of the Hillcats, and his glove is his calling card as a baseball player.

“My first [role] model was Derek Jeter,” said Pantoja about what player he watched growing up.

Starting at three years old, he spent every waking moment on the baseball field if possible. His older brother had played in college and he wanted to follow in his footsteps.

“My mom would say, ‘Take it easy, take it easy’, but every time I would go play,” he said. “This is the reason why I love baseball.” Read More

Aiken’s First Win, Capel’s Big Day, and More in the Captains’ Log

May 20, 2017 |

The Lake County Captains put to bed a five-game losing streak during the week by ripping off three straight wins to take their series against the Great Lakes Loons before starting their homestand against West Michigan with a 4-3 win. … Read More