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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 30, 2020

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Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 65

January 21, 2020 |

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 65 days

How convenient for the sake of our countdown that the Indians’ most recent player to wear the number 65, Zach Plesac, celebrates his 25th birthday 65 days from the first pitches of the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season schedule (the young hurler has since switched his number to 34 for the coming year). Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 69

January 17, 2020 |

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 69 days

The Cleveland Indians broke in some seldom used numbers late in the 1980’s, including the overlooked usage of the number 69 late in the 1988 season by slugging prospect Luis Medina.

After being drafted by the New York Mets out of high school in 1981, and drafted again out of Cerritos Junior College by the Mets in January of 1982, and the New York Yankees in June of 1982, and the Cincinnati Reds in January of 1983, and the Oakland Athletics in June of 1983, and by the Houston Astros in the first round of the June 1984 draft out of Arizona State University, Medina finally landed in Cleveland after his ninth round selection in the June 1985 draft. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 70

January 16, 2020 |

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 70

A little over a year after George Kontos brought the number 70 out of the Indians bullpen for the first time in franchise history, it returned to the mound on the back of promising young flamethrower James Karinchak. Read More

Tribe Trades Haase to Tigers for Cash

January 8, 2020 |

Eric Haase’s opportunity to break into the big leagues for good could come in Cleveland, but it won’t come as a member of the Indians.

The Indians announced on Wednesday that Haase had been traded to their woeful divisional foes, the Detroit Tigers, for cash considerations. Read More

Indians Announce Hernandez Signing, DFA Haase

December 29, 2019 |

The cat had long since been out of the bag, but the Cleveland Indians made the news official on Sunday as the team announced the addition of free agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez on a one-year pact.

The other piece of news tied to the delayed signing announcement was somewhat of a surprise, however, as the Indians have designated catcher Eric Haase for assignment. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ 2020 Opening Day – 88

December 29, 2019 |

Baseball takes little time off in between seasons, so neither can we. Follow along at Did the Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to March 26, when the Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers for game one of the 2020 season. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 88 Days

Reliever Phil Maton added his name to the exclusive club of 88s in Tribe history when he took the mound for Cleveland on August 15 of last season. He joined a short list of previous members of that group, which included utility man Rene Gonzales (1994) and fellow reliever Josh Outman (2014). Read More

Former Tribe Reliever Rich Rundles Passes Away at 38

December 23, 2019 |

Rich Rundles, who spent his entire big league career with the Cleveland Indians in 2008 and 2009, died on December 16 from natural causes. He was only 38.

The left-handed Rundles was a LOOGY in manager Eric Wedge’s bullpen for a handful of games over two seasons in Cleveland after spending the first nine years of his professional career bouncing around the minor league landscape. A third round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 1999 out of Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, Tennessee, Rundles worked for the club for two years before he was dealt to the Montreal Expos with pitcher Tomo Ohka for reliever Ugueth Urbina. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals following the 2005 season and was dealt the next June to the New York Mets, but became a free agent after the season and signed with the Indians just ahead of 2007’s spring training festivities. Read More

As Expected, Tribe Quiet in Rule 5 Draft

December 12, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians went into the Rule 5 draft with a loaded 40-man roster, meaning the club was going to be sitting out the Major League portion of the annual December draft.

While the Indians did not add to their 26-man big league roster for the coming year, the team did avoid losing any unprotected players during the MLB draft. That could not be said during the minor league portion, where the team added a pair but lost three during the less-frequently discussed phase of the yearly lottery.

Joining the Indians organization Thursday were pitchers Danny Young and Jhon Peluffo. Read More

Indians Sign Catcher Taylor to Minor League Contract

December 6, 2019 |

The Indians continue to bring in the reinforcements at catcher as for the second time in a week, the front office has added at the position.

Cleveland announced on Friday that the team had come to terms on a minor league deal with a spring training invite with 29-year-old Beau Taylor, who split last season with the Oakland and Toronto organizations. Read More

Indians Finalize 40-Man, Add Three New Names While Two Part Ways

November 21, 2019 |

The Cleveland Indians finalized their 40-man roster ahead of December’s Rule 5 draft on Wednesday night as they announced that three contracts had been purchased from minor league affiliates.

Two of the moves were expected, as top pitching prospect Triston McKenzie and outfielder Daniel Johnson were both added to the 40-man roster. Also joining them as new faces to the Tribe’s 40-man mix was left-handed pitcher Scott Moss, who was acquired at the trade deadline from the Cincinnati Reds as part of the three-team trade that centered around Trevor Bauer, Yasiel Puig, and Franmil Reyes. Read More

Indians Outright Four, All Declare Free Agency

November 4, 2019 |

The Indians cleaned up the roster some on Monday morning, activating infielder Christian Arroyo, pitcher Corey Kluber, and outfielder Tyler Naquin from the 60-day injured list as part of typical front office post-season moves.

The other set of moves announced on the day, however, opened up some space on the club’s 40-man roster. Pitchers Cody Anderson, A.J. Cole, Tyler Olson, and Danny Salazar were activated from their stints on the injured list and subsequently outrighted to Triple-A Columbus. The four all elected to become free agents instead of accepting the assignments back to the minors. Read More

Indians Select Contract of Karinchak, Recall Zimmer

September 13, 2019 |

Do you know the name James Karinchak? If you’re a Cleveland Indians fan, it may be time to get acquainted. Read More