As November comes to a close, the Transaction Rundown's year-in-review reaches it's halfway mark with a look back at the year's moves in High-A Carolina. Every Friday between today and December 21st we will look back at the roster movement over the past season for one club in the Cleveland Indians organization.
Every Friday between today and December 21st, we will look back at the roster movement over the past season for one club in the Cleveland Indians organization. Today, on Black Friday, we take a look at the transactions with a look back at the comings and goings of the players at Double-A Akron.
Every Friday between today and December 21st, we will look back at the roster movement over the past season for one club in the Cleveland Indians organization. Today, we continue our year-end look with a recap of all the player transaction activity this past season at Triple-A Columbus.
There are only two months left in the year, which means that the holiday season is upon us. It also means it is time for the Transaction Rundown's Year In Review. Every Friday between today and December 21st, we will look back at the roster movement over the past season for one club in the Cleveland Indians organization. Today, we start with the big league club.
The Indians lost a long time member of their minor league system today as free agent third baseman/outfielder Jared Goedert agreed to a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, over the past few days they have added two players as they signed free agent infielder Luis Hernandez and resigned right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon, both to minor league deals.
It was a busy Halloween for the Indians as not only did they announce their 2013 Major League coaching staff and their decisions on the club options for Ubaldo Jimenez, Roberto Hernandez and Travis Hafner, but they also made three moves to clear space on the 40-man roster. See who was removed after the jump...
Minor league free agency opens tomorrow, Tuesday October 16th, and with that Tony provides a listing of the Indians current 2012 minor league free agents. A few former top prospects that have struggled with injuries are included in that listing, and some recent good performers as well.
The 2012 Fall Instructional League gets underway next week out in Goodyear, Arizona. Over a span of a month around 50 players will participate in weight training and conditioning drills, on-field instruction, and play in 14 games until it wraps up on Friday October 12th. Tony has the details on what players are going out there and the schedule the next four weeks. Be sure to follow the IPI all fall for updates on the happenings in "Instructs".
Welcome ot the final full edition of the Transaction Rundown. There will be a September 1-7 edition to cover the September call-ups and any pre-playoffs shuffling to the Aeros and Captains rosters, but I'm not sure how the final four weeks of the season will be handled. Watch this space next week for more info.
The Indians announced several roster moves on Wednesday afternoon with the waiver claim of lefty Scott Maine, the recall of righty Jeanmar Gomez to Cleveland, and the designation of outfielder Shelley Duncan.
Another week of transactions is behind us and the pace of roster movement has not slowed down at all. Notable call-ups include Cole Cook getting the call to AA, Dorssys Paulino making the transition to playing in front of fans, and Matt LaPorta getting yet another crack (his last?) at the big leagues.
The players from the Indians that will be participating in the Arizona Fall League this fall have been announced today. The seven players that are expected to join the team are left-handed pitchers Matt Packer and T.J. House, right-handed pitchers Shawn Armstrong and Trey Haley, outfielders Tyler Holt...
The IPI has learned that the Indians have promoted rookie level Arizona shortstop Dorssys Paulino to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley. The move has not yet been made official by the Indians, he supposedly left Arizona yesterday and should join Mahoning Valley this week, likely in Batavia today or tomorrow.
While this was one of the quieter weeks in terms of the transaction wire, that doesn't mean it was boring. The past week saw the Clippers roster briefly hit 21, a trade with the Orioles, multiple promotions, Josh Tomlin and Kyle Petter on the DL, the clearing of the Tribe's DFA backlog, the professional debut of Caleb Hamrick in Goodyear, and the return of Roberto Hernandez to the Major Leagues.
Whew! What a week! At one point the Indians had four players designated for assignment (is that some sort of Major League record?). The Clippers roster ended the week standing at 22 (a few more callups sans countermove and we could be looking at the Grand Canyon of roster holes here).
Early Monday afternoon the Indians roster shuffle continued as they announced that they had claimed minor league right-handed pitcher Fabio Martinez off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Tony provides some information on the Indians' newest member of the organization.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!