Sorry Ohio fans, your college football team let you down on Saturday night losing to Michigan State 34-24. But whether you are for or against the Buckeyes, we have the recap from all of the "other" important action in the sports world......from winter league baseball! The Indians have some new players starting to get into games in various winter leagues, one being Tyler Sturdevant, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about him and more in Around the Farm...
First baseman Jesus Aguilar was at it again on Thursday night as he ripped his 13th homer of the offseason in the eighth inning helping jumpstart a Caracas comeback and send the game into extra innings, and then a 10th inning double put in him position to score the game winning run. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps Aguilar's showing and all the rest of the Indians action from Thursday in Around the Farm...
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. In this special fall and winter ball version of ATF, the IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the action on Tuesday night in winter ball action and provides the details on another good game from Erik Gonzalez and word that Carlos Santana is about to spring into action soon.
With regular Winter Ball Notebook contributor Steve Orbanek temporarily away, the IBI's Tony Lastoria steps in with lots of interesting news and notes from the happenings for Indians players in the winter leagues. He talks about a recent injury to Jose Ramirez which appears to have prematurely ended his winter ball campaign, the insertion of Elvis Araujo into the rotation, and much more.
It was a quiet night for Indians players in winter ball action as only one player, Erik Gonzalez, was in action. Join the IBI's Michael Hattery for another edition of Around the Farm as he recaps another solid performance from the young, talented middle infielder.
We are coming down the home stretch of winter ball as the calendar has flipped to December and several of the Caribbean Leagues will be wrapping up over the next few weeks to get ready for the playoffs and the popular Caribbean Series. The IBI's Arthur Kinney checks in with an updated on how several Indians players did around the various leagues on Sunday.
It was a wild Saturday in college football filled with amazing games, pressure packed situations, and memorable plays.....but outside of the United States it was another day of winter baseball. The Indians had several players in action, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps how they did.
The Indians had action in all four winter leagues on Friday night as Ryan Battaglia played in the Australian Baseball League, Erik Gonzalez played in the Dominican Winter League, Carlos Moncrief played in the Puerto Rico Winter League and Jesus Aguilar was in action in the Venezuela Winter League. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the action...
It may have been Thanksgiving on Thursday in the United States, but for most of the rest of the world it was just like any other day. The winter ball action continued in Australia and the Venezuela and the highlight of the night came from lefty Elvis Araujo who put forth his best outing of his winter campaign so far.
Both Carlos Moncrief and Jesus Aguilar extended their hitting streaks on Wednesday, but their lack of stringing together multiple hits as of late continues to be a mild concern this off-season. In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez appears to be coming back to earth after swinging a hot bat for most of the off-season thus far. And meanwhile, Roberto Perez is still looking for his first winter ball hit. Join the IBI's Michael Goodman as he takes a trip around the farm.
Jesus Aguilar was back in the lineup on Tuesday night and made his presence known with his 11th home run of the winter ball season. Carlos Moncrief continues to struggle at the plate, Erik Gonzalez's numbers are starting to level out, and more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us for a stroll Around the Farm in winter ball.
Injuries have forced Indians prospects Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar out of the lineup, but the big news is that Carlos Santana is working out at the Indians complex in the Dominican Republic and getting himself prepared to play some third base this winter. The IBI's Michael Hattery also touches on the performances throughout the system on Monday night.
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. With the season over, ATF focuses in all of the Indians players participating in winter ball. One player who has really had a strong showing this fall-winter is Erik Gonzalez, and he put up another good outing on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night.
The Indians have had several good showings so far in winter ball, and on Friday that was no exception. Jose Ramirez is starting to heat up and Erik Gonzalez continues to rake in the Dominican, Carlos Moncrief and Brett Brach are starting to put things together in Puerto Rico, and Ryan Battaglia has had a nice showing in Australia so far.
Things were a quieter than usual on Thursday in winter ball as only one Indians player was in action. With the lack of Indians activity, the IBI's Tony Lastoria took the opportunity to catch up on some old friends who are playing winter ball to see how they are doing. Do you remember guys like Hector Rondon and Jon Meloan?
The Indians added five players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, and interestingly four of the five players are playing winter ball this offseason. Three of the four were in action on the night, and the IBI's Michael Goodman recaps all of the action around Latin America.
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