The Cleveland Indians have not made any major waves in the free agent pool or on the trade market, but have made some minor additions to the depth of the roster heading into next season. They also claimed another offseason loss this past week, as Francisco Lindor came up short in the Rookie of the Year vote shared last Monday evening.
The moves and more wrap up last week in Indians baseball at Did The Tribe Win Last Night.
The Indians made several minor signings, bringing back journeyman utility guy Michael Martinez on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Also returning on a similar deal is catcher Adam Moore, who spent the bulk of last season at Triple-A Columbus before joining the Major League club in September as catching depth. The Indians added an outfielder to the Triple-A depth chart with the signing of Shane Robinson to a minor league pact with a similar spring training invite. He spent last season with the Minnesota Twins.
The Indians family suffered a loss last Sunday when former outfielder Carmelo “Carmen” Castillo passed away at the age of 57. He spent seven of ten Major League seasons patrolling the outfield for the Indians from 1982 to 1988.
Stories You May Have Missed:
11/16/15 – Tribe’s Bench Bunch Could Use a Boost (Bob)
11/16/15 – The Litany of Reasons Lindor is Rookie of the Year (Mike Brandyberry)
11/17/15 – A Response to the AL Rookie of the Year Vote (Bob)
11/17/15 – Cleveland Indians’ 2015 Organizational Awards (Bob)
11/17/15 – Vote Shows Lindor, Correa Not Too Far Apart – At Least Offensively (Vince Guerrieri)
11/18/15 – Lofton, Ramirez Lost Rookie of the Year but Eclipsed Winners (Vince)
11/18/15 – Through No Fault of His Own, Score Never Lived Up to Rookie of the Year Potential (Vince)
11/19/15 – Chambliss Lived Up to his Rookie of the Year Potential, Just Not With the Indians (Vince)
11/19/15 – Armstrong a Name to Know for Tribe Bullpen (Bob)
11/20/15 – Charboneau was ‘Super Joe’, but Just for One Year (Vince)
11/21/15 – Alomar Lives Up to Hype with Rookie of the Year Award, Becomes Tribe Mainstay (Vince)
11/21/15 – Aguilar Fits Profile of Player Indians Need (Craig Gifford)
11/22/15 – Looking Back: Cleveland Comes Up Short of a Combined No-No (Bob)
Last Week in Tribe History (Bob)
1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind (#48Replay)
This week in 1948, Did The Tribe Win looked back on the dates running from May 28th to June 3rd.
The boy manager Lou Boudreau and his boys went just 4-3 during this seven-game stretch as injuries began to decimate the ball club. They also made a curious trade, finally dealing away slugging Pat Seerey, who never blossomed into the player the team hoped him to be, for an outfielder to join an already crowded position on the roster. The rumor mill continued to churn and the trade winds remained at least a breeze as the club found themselves in second place.
Indians Blank White Sox, Keep Pace with A’s; Indians 2, White Sox 0 (Steve Eby)
Lemon Dominates, Tucker Injured; Indians 4, White Sox 0 (Steve)
Tucker’s Bad Break May Sideline Center Fielder for Foreseeable Future (Steve)
Feller’s Wild Sixth Hands White Sox a Win; White Sox 4, Indians 2 (Steve)
Indians’ Amazing Comeback Sinks Sox in Wild Game; Indians 13, White Sox 8 (Steve)
Hegan to Catch Both Ends of Doubleheader Today (Mike)
Boudreau Bomb Pushes Bearden by Browns; Indians 8, Browns 3 (Mike)
Tribe Shut Out in Game Two, Remain in Second Place; Browns 6, Indians 0 (Mike)
Injury Bug Bites Indians (Bob)
Lemon Looking Like an Ace (Bob)
Senators Squeak By In Series Opener; Senators 2, Indians 1 (Bob)
Indians Send Seerey, Gettel to Chicago for Kennedy (Bob)
Mother Nature Washes Away Game, But Not Rumors (Bob)
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1948 American League standings (as of end of day June 3rd)
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