A month into the season the injuries are starting to mount up for the young Indians. Tony has a big update on those players down for some time or just nicked up, including LeVon Washington, Lonnie Chisenhall, Bryce Stowell, Scott Barnes, Hector Rondon and many others. In addition to the injuries, Tony also discusses several other players in the organization such as Steven Wright, Will Roberts, David Huff, Shawn Armstrong, T.J. McFarland, Matt LaPorta, Jeremie Tice and Jeff Johnson.
Like Jack Torrance once said, "Heeeerrreee's Johnny!". This Johnny happens to be Johnny Damon, the new LF for the Indians, and not the father gone mad in "The Shining". Johnny makes his Indians' debut tonight and Jim and Tony will talk about it along with the Matt LaPorta insanity, the Indians in first place and lots more.
The Indians organization only had two complete games last night, thanks to some rain and fog. Don't worry, one Matt LaPorta didn't let the weather stop him from dominating ATF once again. With Damon making his Tribe debut tonight, can LaPorta be that far behind? Check out last night's abbreviated minor league performances with the latest edition of ATF.
Even with all of the struggles offensively, the Indians find themselves in first place at the start of May. There is still a long way to go, but Adam McGavin says the feelings should be positive with how the pitching staff as a whole is performing. The pitching will have to continue to carry the Indians this season until the offense gets it in gear, gets a little more healthy, and potentially the Indians can add a piece or two around the trade deadline.
The 2014 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!