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.
Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT
The Indians introduced a pair of new numbers to the ball diamond last season, adding 70 and 90 to the list of digits worn for the city of Cleveland.
While rookie Adam Cimber wore his number 90 in 28 games for the club after coming over in the July 31 deal that brought All-Star closer Brad Hand to town and sent top prospect Francisco Mejia to the sunny shores of San Diego, the number 70 had a much smaller cup of coffee for the Tribe at Progressive Field. George Kontos, who is just one of seven players to wear the number 70 for more than one season on a Major League mound, brought his seven-plus years of experience to the Indians when they acquired him just days after being given his release from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
As expected, the Cleveland Indians activated starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 10-day disabled list on Friday to make the start against the Oakland Athletics. In a corresponding roster move, the team has designated right-handed reliever George Kontos for assignment.
Another day, another new face in the Cleveland Indians bullpen.
On Tuesday, the Tribe placed right-handed reliever Evan Marshall on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Replacing him on the 25-man roster will be right-hander George Kontos, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus.