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May 31, 2008   (0 comments)
FYI, Nash on the DL. Likely not back for at least three weeks. Shoulder still bothering him, and they are hoping some rest does some good. Likely return is soon after the All-Star break.
Akron KO’s Bowie with K’s, Win in 9th
AKRON, OH – Newcomer Bronson Sardinha reached on an infield single in the bottom of the ninth with the bases full to lift Akron to a 5-4 win over Bowie before...
May 30, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Archer Turns It Around
"Minor Happenings" 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.
I was in Akron over the holiday weekend and had a chance...
May 30, 2008   (0 comments)
On next Tuesday's Indians Minor League Magazine show on STO, Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant will be in studio to discuss the MLB Draft. Also, infielder Josh Barfield will be featured, and a then and now with pitcher Rafael Perez will be shown.
K-Tribe Sweeps Doubleheader, Wins A Season High Five Games in a Row
The K-Tribe swept a doubleheader from Frederick, bringing their...
May 29, 2008   (0 comments)
Man, what a tough break for Adam Miller. He had surgery on his finger Wednesday and is out for at least two months and most likely the season.
As an FYI, Minor Happenings will post Friday afternoon.
K-Tribe Postponed
Tonight’s K-Tribe game vs. the Frederick Keys at Historic Grainger Stadium has been postponed because of rain. Two seven inning games will be played tomorrow...
May 28, 2008   (0 comments)
Some quick news on the injury front. Right-handed reliever Michael Finocchi (broken leg) and left-handed starter Scott Lewis (strained lat) both are expected back in Akron sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. Also, left-hander Tony Sipp (Tommy John surgery) is expected to begin his rehab assignment in Kinston sometime in mid-June, likely right after the Carolina League All-Star break.
Kinston Wins...
May 27, 2008   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have signed OF Todd Linden and INF Jorge Velandia to minor league deals today and assigned them to Buffalo. Linden hit .333 (26-78) with 3HR and 12RBI in 22 games with Triple-A Sacramento (Athletics) of the Pacific Coast League. Velandia hit .287 (27-94) with 3HR and 12RBI in 28 games with Syracuse before a brief two-game stint with Toronto (0-7). The Herd also activated RHP Jensen...
May 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Hi! Dennis Nosco here. Thanks to Tony for letting me blog to his site. As this is my first time blogging bear with me. As Tony told you I write for the same website he writes for and I cover the draft (among other niche baseball areas) for that website. As Tony promised I will be blogging here sporadically before the draft and, hopefully, a lot more on draft days June 5th and 6th. Any comments will...
May 26, 2008   (0 comments)
Akron Bats Quiet in 8-1 Defeat
AKRON, OH – Erie starter Luke French shut down the Aeros lineup, working into the eighth as Akron fell 8-1 to the SeaWolves before 6,704 fans at Canal Park Sunday afternoon. Akron fell back to .500 at 23-23 with its second straight loss, while Erie moved its record to 19-30.
Akron knocked out 10 hits on the afternoon, but had very little to show for...
May 25, 2008   (0 comments)
Speed The Name Of White's Game
If you love speed, you'll love watching Lake County Captain outfielder Adam White. White is the fastest player in the Indians system, and one of the fastest players in the minors. Coming into the draft last year, White was deemed the fastest runner in the draft and was graded as an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale. In a nutshell, he is fast. Very fast.
Players with speed can be very exciting...
May 25, 2008   (0 comments)
Winning Streak Ends as Aeros Fall 5-1
AKRON, OH – Erie’s Danny Christensen tossed seven innings of one-run baseball for his first win since July 29th of last year and halted Akron’s five-game winning streak in the process, as the SeaWolves claimed a 5-1 victory before 2,877 fans at Canal Park Saturday night. Erie improved to 18-30 while the Aeros slipped to 23-22.
Akron starter...
May 24, 2008   (0 comments)
Westbrook, Bullpen Lights Out in 4-0 Win
AKRON, OH – Jake Westbrook looked strong in six innings of work and the Aeros bullpen picked up where he left off in Akron’s 4-0 win over Erie before 5,981 fans at Canal Park Friday. The Aeros claimed their fifth win in a row and raised their record to 23-21, while the SeaWolves dipped to 17-30. It was Akron’s fifth shutout of the year and second...
May 23, 2008   (0 comments)
One programming note for the upcoming Indians Minor League Magazine show on STO this coming Tuesday 5/27. Akron Aeros GM Jeff Auman will be on the show, and the show will have a feature on Lake County Captains pitcher Ryan Miller.
Also, Frank Herrmann will be making a one-start appearance at Kinston on Friday night. With Jake Westbrook pitching in Akron on Friday, it bumped Herrmann from his...
May 22, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Huff Showing His Stuff At Akron
"Minor Happenings" 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.
This week I was in Lake County on Sunday and Tuesday,...
May 22, 2008   (0 comments)
Some roster moves were announced on Wednesday. At Buffalo, with pitchers Jeremy Sowers and Oneli Perez being activated, Jason Stanford was released and Bubbie Buzachero was reassigned to Akron. With Buzachero in Akron, TJ Burton was reassigned to extended spring training.
Aeros, Indians Pitching Dominates Curve
AKRON, OH – Aeros starter David Huff continued to impose his will on opposing...

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