(Photo: MLB)The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed outfielder Austin Kearns to a one year $1.3 million incentive laden major league contract for the 2011 season.
Kearns, 30, returns to the Indians where he spent the first four months of the 2010 season before being traded to the New York Yankees on July 30th in exchange for right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister. While with...
Murata pitched in the minors in
Japan (Photo: AP)
The Indians signed Japanese free agent right-handed pitcher Toru Murata over the weekend to a minor league contract. The 25-year old stands in at 6'0" 176 pounds and throws a fastball that tops out at 92 MPH. He throws two different fastballs, a cutter and forkball, and complements the two fastballs with a slider, curveball, and changeup.
RHP Enriquez Pacheco placed on 7-day DL
LHP Elvis Araujo placed on 7-day DL
RHP James Ehlert assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers
C Juan Aponte assigned from Mahoning Valley Scrappers
OF Aaron Siliga assigned
IF Nate Recknagel received on Minor League Rehab assignment
C Dwight Childs assigned...
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Saturday December 19th:
Ezequiel Carrera - CF, Navegantes del Magallanes: 2-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB. Good things come in twos, well, at least for Carrera on Sunday as he had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and 2 walks. By reaching base in all four plate appearances, his hitting line in...
Carmona is a much needed piece of the
puzzle for the Indians in 2011 and
beyond (Photo: AP).
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook…
Carmona will pitch for Indians in 2011
There has been some buzz created with reports this week that Cleveland Indians right-handed starting pitcher Fausto Carmona may be on the trade block. However, according to sources,...
(Photo: MLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Saturday December 18th:
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS, Leones del Caracas: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB. Cabrera connected and went yard for his first homer in winter ball play this offseason. He currently has a 6-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.Jayson...
Here are the updated stats for all the Cleveland Indians players who are playing in fall/winter ball. Stats are updated as of 12/18/2010.
BattersLGEGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGAbraham, AdamAFL103678110398.222.378.306Apodaca, JuanVWL20556133007414.236.288.291Cabrera, AsdrubalVWL19751222300121114.293.384.333Carlin, LukeDWL132311000087.043.290.043Carrera, EzequielVWL391362335700121816.257.365.309Diaz,...
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Friday December 17th:
Ezequiel Carrera - CF, Navegantes del Magallanes: 1-for-3, R, BB, K. Carrera continues to start out in Venezuela, but he has shown all the skills to be a solid fourth outfield with versatility to play anywhere in the outfield, above average defense,...
Here are the 2011 coaching assignments at all levels of the Cleveland Indians minor league system. This is more year end housecleaning to add more reference material to the site, and as always can be found in the resource section on the right side of the page.
Columbus Clippers (AAA):
Mike Sarbaugh, Manager
Ruben Niebla, Pitching Coach
Lee May Jr., Hitting Coach
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Thursday December 16th:
Roberto Perez - C, Indios de Mayaguez: 0-for-2, BB. Perez got his first start and first official at bats in over a week. The rust showed at the plater, but he was his usual superb self behind the plate in gunning down 2 of 3 runners attempting to...
The Kinston Indians’ Carolina League franchise will move to Zebulon for the 2012 baseball season, subject to approval from Minor League Baseball and review of Major League Baseball.
Carolina Mudcats owner Steve Bryant has acquired the Kinston franchise and will move the team in 2012 to Five County Stadium, a state-of-the-art, 6,500-seat ball park in Zebulon. The shift comes after Bryant’s...
Feller will always be Mr. Indian
(Photo: Cleveland Indians)The Cleveland Indians lost a legend on Wednesday night as 92-year old Bob Feller passed away at 9:15 PM ET of acute leukemia in Cleveland, Ohio.
Feller was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August and underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to implant a pacemaker in October. In mid-November, Feller was hospitalized with...
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Wednesday December 15th:
Yohan Pino - RP, Tigres de Aragua: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. Pino made his third appearance out in Venezuela and threw two perfect innings. He has been a late addition to the Aragua roster and in his three appearances has thrown 5 shutout innings...
Now that the 2010 Rule 5 Draft is over, it's time to look ahead to the future.
Here is a current up-to-date listing showing the outlook for Indians Rule 5 Draft eligibles from 2011-2014. Do note that this listing does not include any recent International signings since July of 2010, though all players in the system before July of 2010 are included. This list will be housed in the "Indians Resource...
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!