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June 28, 2010   (0 comments)
The 411 On The Branyan Trade
It's been a little over 24 hours since the Indians traded first baseman Russell Branyan to the Seattle Mariners for two prospects in outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and infielder Juan Diaz. Here are some quick thoughts on the trade and info on the two players obtained, and I may have a follow up piece on this soon once I talk to more people today and tomorrow about the deal.
- I have not yet...
June 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/21 - 6/27
The Akron Aeros made some unpleasant headlines this past week for some off-the-field news that you never want to hear about. On the field they didn't do much to turn heads the other way. They did claim a series over Richmond by winning two games, but then got swept by Binghamton. Jason Kipnis continues to hit, Zach Putnam has returned to action, and Eric Berger has hit yet another bump on the rocky...
June 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/27: Greenwell's Four Hits Propel Kinston
Greenwell Leads Kinston past Potomac
Back-to-back home runs broke a tie game, as Kinston pounded out 15 hits on the way to a 6-4 win over Potomac Sunday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston reliever Cory Burns struck out the side (all looking) to seal the victory in the ninth inning. Burns is now 12-for-12 in save opportunities with Kinston and 24-for-24 overall this season. Burns...
June 27, 2010   (0 comments)
And so the second half turns for the Kinston Indians. In the first half of the season, Kinston proved to be a temporary home for several of the parent clubs top prospects. Heading to Akron early on was a virtual All-Star team of minor league prospects that including Kelvin De La Cruz, Nick Hagadone, Bryce Stowell, Alex White, Jordan Henry and Jason Kipnis. All have found a varied degree of success...
June 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Rodriguez Gets Nixed
The Cleveland Indians sent struggling second baseman Luis Valbuena to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, a move that was long overdue after he hit a miserable .166 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 49 games with the Indians this year.
Kudos to the Indians for finally making the move.
But the pats on the back stop there.
Instead of pulling from within and calling up infielder Josh...
June 27, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians announced they have acquired outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and shortstop Juan Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielder Russell Branyan and cash or a player to be named later.
Carrera, 22, has spent the entire 2010 season to date at AAA Tacoma as he has hit .268 (57-213) with 24 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 18 RBI in 64 games. He has stolen 9 bases...
June 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/26: Pack Attack Delivers Win For Captains
Packer Leads Captains to 5-0 Win
Matt Packer threw eight scoreless innings and Roberto Perez had four hits to lead the Lake County Captains to a 5-0 shutout over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Saturday. The Captains have thrown four shutouts this season and are off to a 2-0 start in the second half of the season.
Jeremie Tice led off the top of the fourth inning with a double and...
June 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Kipnis Is First At Second
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Lots and lots of stuff to...
June 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/25: Sarbaugh Wins No. 500
Clippers hold on in series opener, 7-5
The Columbus Clippers defeated the Gwinnett Braves, 7-5 on Friday night at Huntington Park. The win gave Clippers' manager, Mike Sarbaugh, his 500th of his career and also put Columbus 15 games above .500, matching their best mark this season.
The Clippers took over the lead in the sixth inning as they scored four runs on five hits after trailing...
June 25, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week One
For most players on the Scrappers roster, this was their first week of playing professional baseball and the team as a whole has struggled. After taking two out of three from Jamestown to start the season, Mahoning Valley has now lost their last four games.
"It's really difficult to throw quality pitches, especially early in the year," said Scrappers manager Travis Fryman. "Most of your college...
June 25, 2010   (0 comments)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
June 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 6/24: Drennan Strikes Again
Aeros Take Series With Squirrels, Win 3-2
The Aeros defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels Thursday afternoon at Canal Park by the final score of 3-2 despite three fielding errors and a 19-minute rain delay. The rubber match of this three-game series turned into a drawn-out pitcher
June 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians announced they have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off outright waivers and have added him to the Major League roster. The Indians also optioned right-handed pitcher Jensen Lewis and infielder Luis Valbuena to AAA Columbus. To allow room on the 40-man roster for Nix, the Indians have designated right-handed pitcher Shane Lindsay for assignment.
Nix, 27, was recently...
June 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Three Indians Players Charged With Assault
Three Cleveland Indians minor league players have been charged with felonious assault per a report in the Akron Beacon Journal.
Double-A Akron first baseman Beau Mills and infielder/outfielder Jerad Head along with Triple-A Columbus right-handed starting pitcher Josh Tomlin have been arrested per the report, an incident which occurred on June 3rd at a nightclub in Akron called Whiskey Dick's...

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