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May 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Swisher placed on DL, Santana to concussion DL
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed catcher/infielder Carlos Santana on the 7-day Disabled List with concussion-like symptoms, retroactive to May 26 and have selected the contract of catcher George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus.
May 27, 2014   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E13: Looking for consistency edition
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to talk about several things regarding the Indians. They will talk about the Indians up and down performance on their current road trip, the issues at third base and other positions, which players are setting themselves up for All Star consideration, and also dive into some draft talk and much more if time permits.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Colon, Akron RubberDucks blank Reading Fightin Phils, 9-0
Nine runs in the first three innings proved to be all the Akron RubberDucks needed to beat the Reading Fightin Phils, 9-0, Monday. Akron posted a solo run in the first, before adding five in the second and three in the third inning. RubberDucks starter Joseph Colon stole the show after the early offense, pitching a complete-game shutout while giving up just three hits and one walk and striking out four.
May 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Loons conquer Captains 9-6
Great Lakes batted around and scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat Lake County 9-6. In the seventh inning, the Loons used five hits, an error and a walk to plate four unearned runs. Great Lakes had a total of 16 hits in the ballgame, the most of any opponent against the Captains this season.
May 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains beat Bowling Green Hot Rods, 5-4
Other than the Indians themselves, the Lake County Captains were the only Cleveland affiliate to win Saturday, as they beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 5-4. Lake County starter Adam Plutko tossed 6.1 innings of six-hit baseball and struck out eight batters. Trevor Frank and Ben Heller tallied a hold and a save, respectively, after combining for 2.1 innings of no-hit ball while Frank struck out two.
May 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose to Reading Fightin Phils, 3-2, in 12 innings
The Akron RubberDucks took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning but the Reading Fightin Phils came back to tie it up with solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings. The game ended up going to 12 innings, when Reading scored in the top half and Akron couldn't answer. The RubberDucks finished with 12 hits compared to 10 for Reading.
May 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron holds Reading scoreless through 9, fall in extras
Pitching stole the show for both the Akron RubberDucks and the Reading Fightin’ Phils, leading to a 12-inning, 2-1 win for the Fightin’ Phils at Friday night’s game in Canal Park. The scoreboard repeated zeros for 11 innings, with a home run by Reading’s Edgar Duran breaking the scoreless tie in the 12th inning. A RBI by Brock Stassi brought the Fightin’ Phils lead to 2-0 in the top of the 12th.
May 23, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks edged by Curve 7-3
The Akron RubberDucks opened the top of the eighth with a pair of runs to cut the Altoona Curve’s lead to one, but the Curve ended the frame by posting three runs of its own on a Willy Garcia three-run home run to win 7-3 at People’s Natural Gas Field on Thursday.
May 22, 2014   (9 comments)
Indians place McAllister on DL, recall House and more
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled left-handed pitcher T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe from Columbus.
May 21, 2014   (1 comments)
Akron RubberDucks rally to beat Altoona Curve, 6-2, behind Naquin
The Akron RubberDucks found themselves down one after the fifth inning, but scored six runs in the final four frames to secure a 6-2 win agains the Altoona Curve, Wednesday. Tyler Naquin finished the day with four RBIs – including a three-run home run in the ninth inning to seal the victory. Starting pitcher Joseph Colon finished five innings with five hits and one run while striking out seven Altoona batters.
May 20, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians add Bauer, Giambi, Sellers and send out three
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day Disabled List and recalled both right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer and infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
May 20, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.05
Here is episode number five this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go on site to Akron, home of the Indians' Double-A affiliate Akron RubberDucks. Host Hayden Grove talks to manager Dave Wallace about a lot of his players, interviews outfielder Bryson Myles on camera, and also checks in with IBI contributor and RubberDucks intern Jake Dungan to get his thoughts on the RubberDucks experience and what he has seen the first month-plus of the season from the players.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubbeDucks come back before falling to Altoona, 4-3
The Akron RubberDucks lost to the Altoona Curve, 4-3, Monday after finding themselves down 2-0 in the first. Akron scored twice in the fifth and once in the seventh to take the lead, but Altoona came back with a two-run eighth inning. Starter Gabriel Arias pitched 5.2 innings with eight hits and two runs on five strikeouts. Alex Lavisky finished two for three with a walk and a run scored.
May 19, 2014   (0 comments)
Plutko paces Lake County Captains to 3-2 walk-off win against Fort Wayne
The Lake County Captains picked up their 14th win of the season by beating the Fort Wayne TinCaps, 3-2, Monday. Lake County scattered three one-run innings behind two hits from Anthony Santander and Claudio Bautista. Bautista added a solo home run and two RBIs. Pitcher Adam Plutko finished seven innings with three hits and two runs – only one of which was earned.
May 17, 2014   (0 comments)
Lee optioned to Columbus, House recalled
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled left-handed pitcher T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-handed reliever C.C. Lee to Columbus.
May 17, 2014   (0 comments)
SeaWolves Edge RubberDucks, 2-1
Erie SeaWolves lefty Kyle Ryan tossed shutout baseball for nearly seven innings, and Jason Krizan had a pair of hits and an RBI to lead Erie to a 2-1 victory over the Akron RubberDucks Saturday night at Jerry Uht Park. The loss snapped Akron’s four-game winning streak and set the stage for the rubber-match of the three-game series on Sunday afternoon at 1:35. The RubberDucks (27-14) maintained their five-game lead in the EL West, as second-place Bowie lost at Reading. Despite the loss, Akron is still one of the hottest teams in the minor leagues, having won 17 of the last 20 games.
May 16, 2014   (10 comments)
Indians promote Crockett to Cleveland, option Salazar
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett from Double-A Akron and have optioned right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.
May 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Whitecaps Down Captains 5-2, skid reaches five
Raph Rymes singled home Harold Castro to add an insurance run in the eighth inning, and the Whitecaps defeated the Captains 5-2 on Thursday. Lake County has now dropped five-straight games, and their record on the road fell to 2-18.
May 15, 2014   (2 comments)
Aguilar promoted to Cleveland, Morgan placed on DL
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled first baseman Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus and placed outfielder Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day Disabled List with a right knee sprain.
May 13, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.04
Here is episode number four this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go on site to Columbus, home of the Indians' Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers. Host Hayden Grove talks to IBI Clippers beat reporter Adrienne Robbins and AM 920 WMNI's Darius Thigpen about the performance to date of the Clippers team and several players on the roster. Hayden also takes us on a tour of the Huntington Park facility and shows off all of the great ways to view a game there.

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