Wow, this is a surprise. The Indians today traded RHP John Meloan to Tampa Bay for RHP Winston Abreu. I had a gut feeling something was up with Meloan, which is why I was quick to get that piece on him up this week as soon as possible. In any case, good luck to Meloan with Tampa.
Here is the official release:
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have acquired RHP WINSTON ABREU...
While not official, the Indians supposedly are close to signing or have already signed former Baltimore minor league pitching prospect LHP Bobby Livingston. He was cut recently from their Double-A Bowie roster, and conveniently the Indians Double-A Akron team is in town where it appears he will slot for now.
So why is this potential signing noteworthy? Well, considering the lack of pitching...
Fausto Carmona took the mound in a "rehab" start on Tuesday night in Bowie for the Indians Double-A Akron affiliate. Carmona's final line in the rain-shortened complete game was 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB and 5 K's on just 80 pitches. Out of those 80 pitches, 59 were strikes and two of the five strikeouts were looking. Carmona worked up in the zone to contact, and the result was a good but not amazing 10:6...
Columbus: John Meloan vs. Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Game 1 Hector Rondon at Bowie @ 6:05 pm, Game 2 Erik Stiller
Kinston: Russell Young at Wilmington @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: Danny Salazar vs. West Virginia @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet vs. Williamsport @ 7:05 pm
AZL: Joseph Colon vs. Royals @ 7:00 pm MST
A decision on Triple-A Columbus third baseman Andy Marte is coming very soon. Possibly as soon as tomorrow or Friday. That decision could be to trade/release him or call him up. Tonight, Marte went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, and two RBI. On the season he is now hitting .319 with 10 HR, and 44 RBI.
Columbus opening day third baseman Wes Hodges has been sidelined with a wrist and shoulder...
Columbus opened a two-game series against Toledo with a 12-4 loss. It was the seventh consecutive loss and 17th in the last 21 games for the Clippers. Chuck Lofgren allowed two home runs in the first four innings before unraveling in the fifth. Lofgren walked three batters, two of which scored, and allowed six runs on four hits. He finished the night after that inning, allowing...
Five Aeros were named to the Eastern League All-Star team today, as first baseman Beau Mills, catcher Carlos Santana, outfielder Nick Weglarz, starting pitcher Hector Rondon and closer Vinnie Pestano will represent the Southern Division roster. The All-Star Game will take place Wednesday, July 15th at Waterfront Park in Trenton, and Akron was one of three teams with five players named to the squad.
I mentioned this on one of the message boards on Saturday night, but there was some concern that Lewis' season may be over as his pain in the elbow has not gone away and he was possibly going to go see Dr. James Andrews this week. Well, supposedly Lewis is in fact visiting Dr. James Andrews, reputed Tommy John specialist. Good news or not, his season appears over.
(Editor's Note: The comments from John Mirabelli and Lino Diaz expressed in this piece are from an interview Dennis did with them back in the summer of 2007)
Major League Baseball is truly an international game. It has the first-year player draft of US and Canadian players that was just completed in June this year. Almost all Indians
Durham finishes sweep of Clippers
Durham finished a sweep of the Clippers 9-6 Tuesday night at Huntington Park.
The Durham Bulls hammered four homers against Columbus pitching. The Clippers have lost six straight and 16 of the last 20 games.
Matt Joyce was the catalyst for the Bulls, collecting four hits in five at bats. In the fifth inning, Joyce hit, unofficially, the longest...
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