After Adapting to Brief Bullpen Role, Merritt to Get First MLB Start

Indians left-hander Ryan Merritt spent parts of six seasons in the Cleveland farm system, working almost exclusively as a starter. So of course, when he made his…

Zimmer Grand Slam the Difference as Clippers Even Series; Clippers 6, Braves 4

A seventh inning grand slam by top prospect Bradley Zimmer broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh and the Clippers held on as Columbus…

Gonzalez Enjoying Power Surge, Merritt’s Winning Streak, and More in Columbus ClipNotes

Barring a very dramatic collapse, the Columbus Clippers are well on their way to another postseason appearance in 2016. With a 73-54 record after scoring ten unanswered…

Merritt Big, Scoreless Streaks, and More in Clipnotes (Pitching Edition)

Ryan Merritt followed up a strong effort during his time with the parent Cleveland Indians by combining with two relievers on a four-hit shutout on Friday night…

Diaz on Fire, Strong Starting Pitching, New Recruits, and More in Columbus ClipNotes

A solid 11-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Saturday gave the Columbus Clippers a series win with one more to play on Sunday evening. The Clippers…

Gonzalez’s Streak, Merritt and Anderson Return from DL, and More in Columbus Clipnotes

After concluding their series against the Pawtucket Red Sox over the weekend, the Columbus Clippers got back to work within the division with International League West Division…

Moore and Cowgill with Eight Straight and More in Columbus Clippings

Despite a three-run ninth inning of their own on Saturday, similar to that done by the parent Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, the Columbus Clippers fell short in…

Taking a Look Back at the Cleveland Indians’ 2011 Draft

Unlike the other two big professional sports, grading a Major League Baseball draft class cannot happen definitively for years. With many prospects coming into the professional circuit…

Merritt Optioned to Columbus One Day After Strong MLB Debut

After four and one-third innings of scoreless, one-hit relief in his Major League debut on Monday, the Cleveland Indians rewarded rookie Ryan Merritt by optioning the left-hander…

Texas Stops Stopper Tomlin at Seven; Rangers 9, Indians 2

Everything continues to be bigger for Texas as the Rangers pounded Indians starter Josh Tomlin for eight early runs on the way to an easy 9-2 win…

Diaz and Gonzalez Streaking, Urshela’s Back, and More in Columbus Clippings

A five-run seventh inning fell too short for Columbus on Thursday afternoon as the club dropped a 13-10 decision to Buffalo. It gave the Bisons a three-game…

Merritt Gets His First Taste of the Majors – as a Reliever

On Monday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians made a dream come true for another pitching prospect in their farm system, as they recalled left-handed starter Ryan Merritt from…