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December 14, 2010   (0 comments)
The Dominican Winter League, Venezuela Winter League, and Puerto Rico Winter League were all off on Monday. Game action will pick back up on Tuesday.
December 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 12
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Sunday December 12th:
Jerad Head - PH-1B, LBPPR All-Stars: 0-for-2. The Puerto Rico Winter League had their All Star game on Sunday and Head was the only Indians participant. He came into the game half way through as he split time at first base with fellow All-Star Javier...
December 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Wallace is the new man in charge at
Mahoning Valley. (Photo: Ken Carr)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook…
Indians announce 2011 coaches
Earlier this week the Cleveland Indians finalized their entire Player Development staff as they announced the people that will fill all the coaching and coordinator roles throughout their farm system.
On the manager...
December 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 11
(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 11th:
Luis Valbuena - 2B, Cardenales de Lara: 2-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB. What a set of games for Valbuena. His team participated in a double-header and he combined to reach in four of his six plate appearances. His grand slam homer in game two sealed...
December 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the updated stats for all the Cleveland Indians players who are playing in fall/winter ball. Stats are updated as of 12/11/2010.
BattersLGEGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGAbraham, AdamAFL103678110398.222.378.306Apodaca, JuanVWL18516133007410.255.309.314Cabrera, AsdrubalVWL1351815300759.294.357.353Carlin, LukeDWL132311000087.043.290.043Carrera, EzequielVWL361252232600121715.256.367.304Diaz,...
December 11, 2010   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Friday December 10th:
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS, Leones del Caracas: 1-for-5, BB, K. Cabrera has now hit in 6 straight games and 9 of his last 10. Over the ten game stretch he is hitting .325/.400/.375 with 2 extra base hits and a 5-5 walk to strikeout ratio. As we know, Cabrera...
December 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Rodriguez just got the opportunity of a
lifetimewith the Pirates (Photo: Ken Carr)
Another Rule 5 Draft has come and gone.
Once again it shows how unpredictable it can be in that there are never any certainties going into the draft. A lot of this has to do with the inexact science of scouting where what one team sees is not necessarily what every other team sees, which leads to...
December 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 9
(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 9th:
Jerad Head - RF, Gigantes de Carolina: 0-for-0. Head was hit by a pitch in his first at bat and was taken out of the game. He has now been hit by pitches an amazing 10 times in 32 games out in Puerto Rico after being hit with just 7 pitches in 87 games...
December 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Lose Rodriguez, Flores In Rule 5 Draft
(Photo: MiLB)The Cleveland Indians did not make any selections in any phase of the Rule V draft today held in Orlando, FL, but they had two players selected from other teams in the Rule 5 draft.
Infielder Josh Rodriguez was selected with the 1st pick in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2010 Rodriguez hit a combined .297 (113-380) with 60 runs scored,...
December 9, 2010   (0 comments)
UPDATE 12/09/2010 11:01 A.M. EST: That's it for what was really an anti-climatic Rule 5 Draft (as usual). I will have a detailed run down with thoughts and lots of info on the draft in an article Friday morning. Be sure to check back.
UPDATE 12/09/2010 10:05 A.M. EST: I am still confirming, but it appears the Indians did not lose a player in either of the minor league phases of the Rule 5 Draft....
December 9, 2010   (0 comments)
(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 8th:
Jayson Nix - DH, Senadores de San Juan: 0-for-0, R. Nix started the game but was hit with a pitch in his first at bat in the 1st inning and was substituted in the 3rd inning the next time he came to the plate.Jerad Head - RF, Gigantes de Carolina:...
December 8, 2010   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)The Cleveland Indians today signed catcher Paul Phillips to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to 2011 Major League spring training camp.
Phillips, 33, appeared in 12 games for the Colorado Rockies last year hitting .217 (5-23) with one RBI and 4 runs scored. He spent the rest of the 2010 campaign in Triple-A Colorado Springs batting .238 (29-122) with 8 doubles,...
December 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians 2010 Rule 5 Draft Preview
Rodriguez is one of just a few possible
Rule 5casualties for the Indians.
(Photo: Ken Carr)
Note: I'll be doing a live blog tomorrow with any updates leading up to the Rule 5 Draft and with information on any picks the Indians make or player they lose.
The Rule 5 Draft is tomorrow.
Though things can always change, the Cleveland Indians are not expected to make a...
December 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 7
Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Tuesday December 7th:
Jerad Head - 1B, Gigantes de Carolina: 0-for-4, 2 K. Welcome back Mr. Head. He had not played since November 30th and it looked like he had gone home, but it now looks like he had a minor injury. It was a rough night back after a week off with an 0-fer and 2 strikeouts.Roberto...
December 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Miller not a sure thing in Rule 5 Draft
Miller is expected to still be an Indian
come April. (Photo: Ken Carr)
The Rule 5 Draft is this Thursday December 9th.
Since the Cleveland Indians set their 40-man roster back on November 19th there has been a lot of hub bub over which players they rostered and which players they left exposed to the draft. One of those players left exposed which has dominated the talk is right-handed...
December 7, 2010   (0 comments)
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Monday December 6th:
Jayson Nix - 2B, Senadores de San Juan: 0-for-4, 2 K. Nix took in his first game at 2B and got a break from 3B. The change in position did nothing to spark his hitting as he is now just 2-for-24 with 8 strikeouts in 6 games out in Puerto Rico.Asdrubal...
December 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Fryman will not manage in 2011, but will
remain in organization as the fielding
coordinator. (Photo: Ken Carr)
The Cleveland Indians and Vice President of Player Development Ross Atkins today have announced the staff assignments for the 2011 Player Development System.
Mike Sarbaugh will return to manage the Triple-A Columbus, Chris Tremie is now the head man at Double-A...
December 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is the first stab at a 2011 depth chart for the Cleveland Indians organization from the big league team on down to their lowest full season minor league team at Low-A Lake County. As more information becomes available on possible placement this depth chart will be updated several more times in the coming days, months leading up to opening day in April for all five teams. This depth chart can be...
December 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 5
(Photo: MiLB)Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Sunday December 5th:
Juan Apodaca - C, Aguilas del Zulia: 3-for-4, R, RBI. A surprising offensive outburst for Apodaca with his first three hit night in limited action out in Venezuela. Hitting .261/.320/.326 in 16 games. Will be the backup catcher next year at Double-A...
December 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Nix is playing third base in
Puerto Rico (Photo: AP).Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook

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