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Indians Prospect Insider

August 30, 2013   (21 comments)
Indians acquire Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks
Hoping to help their offensive woes, the Indians have reportedly acquired outfielder Jason Kubel in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a minor league pitcher and cash. The deal is expected to be announced on Friday and the IBI's Jim Berdysz gives some quick notes on the trade.
August 30, 2013   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: August 29, 2013
The catching depth in the system might not be of the elite variety, but there are some intriguing names to follow heading into 2014. One of those is Eric Haase, who displayed why he is someone to pay attention to Thursday night. To read all about Haase's powerful showing and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
August 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats, Hillcats split doubleheader
After taking game one 7-4, the Carolina Mudcats dropped game two of a doubleheader against the Lynchburg Hillcats 3-2 in 12 innings on Thursday night.
August 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Braves tomahawk Tribe out of Atlanta, sweep series
A roadtrip that had the chance to become a nightmare for the Tribe is starting to turn into a reality. It was another forgettable night for the Indians offense Thursday, as the Braves edged Cleveland, 3-1 to sweep the three-game Interleague series. Although they outhit Atlanta 22-21 in the series, the Tribe was outscored 8-3 in 27 innings, never getting that big hit offensively.
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
SeaWolves Rally in 11th to Spoil Aeros Home Finale
The Erie SeaWolves, still in contention for the EL Western Division championship, scored four runs in the top of the 11th inning Thursdaynight, and outlasted the Akron Aeros, 9-5, in the final home game of the season at Canal Park.
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Haase, Sever lead Captains past Lugnuts 6-2
The Lake County Captains defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2 on Thursday night with a solid start from D.J. Brown and some offensive offerings from Joe Sever and Eric Haase.
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Rogers stymies Clippers in 2-1 loss
The last time Bats' starter Chad Rogers faced the Columbus Clippers, he allowed six runs. This time, a seemingly different Chad Rogers toed the rubber and shut down the Clippers in a 2-1 win for the Louisville Bats.
August 29, 2013   (3 comments)
Trend Spotting: Chisenhall’s struggles and Ramirez’s climb
Lost amidst the substandard performance of Asdrubal Cabrera, the mercurial stay of Mark Reynolds, and the mildly subpar performances of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, the struggles that Lonnie Chisenhall has had in his second stint with the Indians this year have been passed by. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at those struggles in his latest and even offers up a suggestion that it may be time to bring up Jose Ramirez.
August 29, 2013   (7 comments)
Indians release Brett Myers
The Brett Myers era in Cleveland is officially over. On Thursday afternoon the club announced that they activated the right-hander from the 60-day disabled list and released him from his contract.
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: 8/22/13 to 8/28/13
Columbus continues to climb the ladder back to .500 with a 5-2 record over the past week and are now just one game away from the mark at 69-70. They’ve been mathematically eliminated from the International League West Division as the Indianapolis Indians took home the title with ease, but there is a glimmer of hope for a wildcard spot. The IBI's Ethan Day recaps the week that was for the Clippers.
August 29, 2013   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #132: Indians 2, Braves 3
The Indians offensive funk in August continued on Wednesday night as the Indians lost in heartbreak fashion on a walkoff hit in the bottom of the ninth. Once again the pitching way there for the Indians in a game that with just another hit here or there they could have won it. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on a frustrating loss.
August 29, 2013   (6 comments)
Around The Farm: August 28, 2013
Mick Jagger sang that you can't always get what you want. Jordan Smith is proof that sometimes you find, you get what you need. We all wanted to see Smith develop some power and that is exactly what is happening in August. To read all about Smith's powerful night, a 2013 draft pick dominating in Mahoning Valley, and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
August 29, 2013   (0 comments)
Braves walk-off with 3-2 win, Indians offensive woes continue
The stymied Indians offense may be the coldest thing in the heart of Hotlanta. Tribe Bats fell in a deep freeze again at Turner Field Wednesday, falling to the Braves in a nail bitter for the second straight night, 3-2. Right-hander Justin Masterson (14-9, 3.49 ERA) gave his team another quality start, allowing two runs on five hits through six innings.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros Quartet Blanks SeaWolves
The regular season may be coming to an end, but it’s never too late for a superb pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Aeros got on Wednesday night when Brett Brach and three relievers combined to shut out the Erie SeaWolves, 5-0, in front of 4,193 fans at Canal Park.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Mudcats hold on for 12-11 win
After being swept by Salem to close out the home schedule, the Carolina Mudcats could ill afford another loss and responded to that in a big way, defeating the Lynchburg Hillcats 12-11 in seven innings on Wednesday night.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Big sixth inning leads Clippers to 7-4 win
After fielding errors dug the Clippers into a four-run hole against the Louisville Bats, in one inning Columbus rallied scoring seven runs and collecting the win 7-4.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Lugnuts beat up on Captains 11-2
The Lansing Lugnuts (26-39, 58-76) used a six-run second inning en route to a 11-2 win over the Lake County Captains (30-35, 53-80) on Wednesday night. The Captains have lost four straight and eight of the last 10 games.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Rodriguez, Sulser lead Scrappers to 2-1 win
An offense-less doubleheader yesterday continued into the series finale Tuesday, but the Scrappers did just enough to avoid the sweep in Jamestown as the beat the Jammers by a final score of 2-1.
August 28, 2013   (3 comments)
It's the turning point at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians have weaved their way through the 2013 season with a MacGyver-like precision. Terry Francona has used duck-tape, chewing guy, a paperclip and a toothbrush to carry the Indians into late August with a real chance at a playoff run. With the next eight games against teams in or fighting for the playoffs, Tribe Time really is now.
August 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Raburn placed on DL, Carson promoted to Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left Achilles tendon (retroactive to August 19th). To fill his roster spot they have purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Columbus.

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