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Indians Prospect Insider

July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Injuries are piling up in Indians system
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have placed right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. They have added left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot on the roster.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.11
Here is episode number 11 this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back to Double-A Akron where host Hayden Grove was there for the July 4th weekend and had a chance to sit down with manager Dave Wallace and get updates on his players, interview outfielder Anthony Gallas and talk to IBI contributor Jake Dungan.
July 8, 2014   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #88: Yankees 5, Indians 3
It was another short night for Justin Masterson as he lasted just two-plus innings and was his fourth start in five in which he’s failed to go more than four innings. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the Indians 5-3 loss to the Yankees, why it is time to sit down Masterson and maybe give Carlos Carrasco a shot, what the acquisition of Chris Dickerson means, and more.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose 12-4 to Lansing after giving up 6 in the 7th
The Lansing Lugnuts tallied 13 hits on their way to a 12-4 win against the Lake County Captains Tuesday night. Nellie Rodriguez and Claudio Bautista each tallied two hits for Lake County, but the team simply couldn't score enough runs to hold on. Mitch Brown took the loss for the Captains after giving up nine runs in 6.1 innings.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers lose to the Williamsport, 8-3
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters 8-3 after giving up five runs in the final two innings. Mahoning Valley totaled just four hits in the game, including a home run by Leo Castillo. Kieran Lovegrove took the loss, even though Edward Estrella gave up five earned runs in just 1.2 innings of relief.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks lose to Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-4
Akron RubberDucks were outhit 10-5 on their way to losing to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-4, Tuesday. Francisco Lindor finished just 1 for 5 in the leadoff spot while knocking in a run with his double. Duke von Schamann fell below .500 on the season after taking the loss, but Adam Miller pitched a strong inning of scoreless baseball in relief.
July 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers give up 3 in extras, lose to Pawtucket, 5-3
The Columbus Clippers scored a run in the bottom of the 10th, but still lost, 5-3, after giving up three runs in the top of the first frame of extra innings to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Bryan Price took the loss after Tyler Cloyd pitched 6.1 solid innings to start the game off for Columbus. Carlos Moncrief led the offense with three hits and a 10th-inning home run.
July 8, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 7, 2014
Jake Lowery is starting to put things together in Akron. Bradley Zimmer may be on the move to Lake County with Mike Papi set to be in uniform on Tuesday with Mahoning Valley. Bobby Bradley continues to impress in his pro debut in Arizona. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about all that and more as he recaps the night Around the Farm....
July 8, 2014   (13 comments)
Masterson struggles continue, Yankees edge Indians, 5-3
Nine innings. The amount of innings in a baseball game. The same amount of innings Justin Masterson has also pitched in his last three starts. It's safe to say the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the one-time Tribe ace. New York invaded Progressive Field for the first this season Monday, handing the Indians a 5-3 loss in the series opener of a four-game series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
July 8, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Potential injury to Aiken holding up deal
After Monday's disastrous outing, many of us are clamoring for Justin Masterson to hit the disabled list. Will we get our wish? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on what's holding up a deal with number one overall pick Brady Aiken, another pitcher is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, some injury updates to a few Indians, and more.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers can't find scoring touch in 4-1 loss to Pawtucket
After giving up 11 hits and four one-run innings, the Columbus Clippers lost, 4-1, to the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday. The Clippers totaled eight hits behind a 2 of 4 outing from Elliot Johnson and six one-hit nights, but only managed one run on the night. Kyle Davies took the loss, but Tyler Sturdevant still managed to pitch a scoreless ninth while fanning two.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named or cash and selected his contract from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers roster.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers toppled by Williamsport, 8-1
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers gave up 15 hits in an 8-1 loss to the Williamsport Crosscutters. The Crosscutters scored all eight of their runs before Mahoning Valley got on the board in the seventh inning. Juan Santana moved his record to 0-4 this season after being credited with the loss.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Rally falls short for Carolina Mudcats in 5-4 loss to Lynchburg
The Carolina Mudcats rallied with two runs in the eighth, but ended up losing to the Lynchburg Hillcats after going down 4-2 in the first three innings. Shawn Morimando took the loss, moving his record to 8-3 on the season. James Roberts picked up two hits and scored a run in the losing effort.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks rally to beat Richmond Flying Squirrels, 3-1
The Akron RubberDucks took a 3-1 win against the Richmond Flying Squirrels after scoring three unanswered runs. Jake Lowery sparked the offense by going two for two with a triple and two runs scored. Cody Anderson picked up the win after tossing five innings of one-run baseball.
July 7, 2014   (22 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Bourn's chronic hamstring issues a concern
In today's Tribe Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the latest setback for Michael Bourn and how his injury may be more mental than physical at this point. He also takes a look at the magical season that just elected All Star outfielder Michael Brantley is having and why he should be in the MVP discussion, why Corey Kluber deserves to be an All Star but probably won't be getting a contract extension anytime soon, and more.
July 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Aguilar, Perez deserving All Stars
The Clippers started the week in second place, but winning all five home games against Louisville, Toledo and Pawtucket has propelled them into a first place tie with Indianapolis, which will make the next couple of weeks very interesting for Clippers fans. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was and takes note of two Clippers named to the All Star team.
July 7, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #87: Royals 1, Indians 4
As the Indians aimed to win a key divisional series against the Royals, All-Star candidates Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber each made their final push to represent the Tribe in the Midsumer Classic. Kluber pitched eight and a third innings as he earned his eighth win of the season while Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the victory.
July 7, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: July 6, 2014
The fireworks from the Fourth of July came to an end over the weekend, but Low-A Lake County infielder Grant Fink provided some of his own fireworks with a big day offensively. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps his extraordinary performances, talks about Bryan Price's rise in the system, Anthony Gallas' hot bat and much more.

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