Joe Smith Returns to Cleveland as Indians Acquire Reliever from Blue Jays

Joe Smith’s Major League career blossomed while a member of the Cleveland Indians during a five-year stint from 2009 to 2013. He will get a chance to…

Tribe Prospects Perform Well in this Week’s All-Star Game Losses

Six members total between the Akron RubberDucks and Columbus Clippers earned the honor of playing in their respective league’s All-Star Games this week and several took advantage…

Tribe’s Top Farm Clubs Prepare for All-Star Games on Wednesday

All-Star games are the theme of the week as one day after Major League Baseball hosted its annual Midsummer Classic and several days after top prospects united…

Pitching and Teamwork Define the Lynchburg Hillcats’ First Half

The strength of the 2017 High-A Lynchburg Hillcats is pitching. Right-hander Triston McKenzie, Cleveland’s third ranked prospect according to Baseball America, heads up a staff that leads…

Rodriguez’s Big Day, Sever and Mejia Streak, and More in ‘Duck Tales

A streaky May has turned into a very even month of June for the Akron RubberDucks, who won their last two games over the weekend to take…

Allen and Mejia Head to the DL and More in ‘Duck Tales

The Akron RubberDucks roster received a big blow this week when the club placed outfielder Greg Allen and catcher Francisco Mejia on the 7-day disabled list with…

McKenzie K’s 14, Pannone Promoted, and More in Hillcats Chatter

Rains again washed away another game for the Lynchburg Hillcats as Thursday’s game against the Carolina Mudcats was postponed. The two teams do not meet again in…

The Unexpected Surge of Thomas Pannone

Thomas Pannone turned 23 years old three weeks and one day into the current minor league baseball season. This past weekend he was given a late birthday…

Pannone Named Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Month for April

Thomas Pannone, a left-handed pitching prospect in the Cleveland Indians farm system, may have already been rewarded for his incredible start to the 2017 season with a…

Pannone and Esparza Fan Nine and More News in This Week’s Hillcats Chatter

The Lynchburg Hillcats are staring up at a three-game deficit in the Carolina League’s Northern Division heading into play on Saturday, a game below the .500 mark…

Solid Pitching Performances Highlight This Week’s Hillcats Chatter

It has been a good week for the Lynchburg Hillcats as they carried a five-game winning streak through much of the week before losing game one of…

Thrillcats Claim Game 1 Win on Error in 12th; Hillcats 4, Pelicans 3

With two on and nobody out in the top of the 12th inning, an error by Myrtle Beach allowed the go-ahead run to score for Lynchburg and…