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August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 8/24/13 - 8/31/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
August 31, 2013   (1 comments)
Carrasco optioned to Columbus, Cooper opts out
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have added outfielder Jason Kubel to the to the major league roster. To make room for him on the 25-man roster they have optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus. Also, David Cooper has opted out of his minor league contract with the Indians.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Armstrong's season derailed by injury, but he's still on right track
Professional baseball bears witness to an inevitable path of highs and lows. Players fall victim to the unsympathetic elements of the game beyond their control. One of those things beyond their control are injuries, which is something that Double-A Akron right-handed Shawn Armstrong had to deal with this season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him and talked with him about how he has handled such a frustrating season.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #134: Indians 2, Tigers 7
A rough start for McAllister, a lost fly ball by Bourn with the bases loaded, wild pitches and more missed scoring opportunities did the Indians in again on Friday night in Detroit even with Miguel Cabrera taken out of the game early with an injury. The rain provided some relief to the torment, but ended up forcing the game to be called to hand Cleveland their fourth straight loss. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for his thoughts on the game.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Winning just one out of their last nine games, the Lake Erie Crushers collected themselves to grab a much needed 8-4 victory over the Frontier Greys Friday night in Avon.
August 31, 2013   (22 comments)
Around the Farm: August 30, 2013
It was a big night for Jose Ramirez. Not with the bat, but the news that he will be added to the 40-man roster and be called up to Cleveland on Sunday when rosters expand. Tony chimes in on the callup and who may be coming off the roster to make room for him, and he also opines on the other performances throughout the organization on the night.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar rescues Aeros with late clutch hit
hen the bases are loaded, Eastern League pitchers would rather see any other human being at the plate besides Akron's Jesus Aguilar.
On Friday night in Altoona, Aguilar, the league's top run producer and, by many estimates, the circuit's most feared hitter, cracked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Aeros to a 3-1 victory over the Curve in the opener of a four-game series at People's Natural Gas Field.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers end home series with 6-3 loss
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers played their final game in the spacious confines of Eastwood Field Friday night, and the home season ended similarly to the way the season played out, as the Scrappers fell to the Auburn Doubledays 6-3.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Dominant arms carry Mudcats to 5-0 shutout
An absolutely dominant pitching performance by the Carolina Mudcats led them to a 5-0 victory over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Friday night. On the night, the Hillcats managed only two hits against the Carolina pitching. Right hander Robert Whitenack got the start for Carolina and dominated the Hillcats. Whitenack did not give up a hit in his six innings pitched.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Mud Hens trip Clippers through 11
The Columbus Clippers lost to the Toledo Mudhens in an extended game Friday night, 3-2. Along with the game, Columbus also lost all hope of finishing the season above .500.
August 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains drop home finale 8-5
The Lake County Captains dropped the final home game of their 2013 season to the Lansing Lugnuts 8-5 on Friday night. Friday’s loss seals the Captains’ home record at 30-40 and 54-80 overall. Luis Morel received the loss and Lansing reliever Griffin Murphy received the win.
August 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians sign Kelly Shoppach to minor league deal
The Cleveland Indians today signed free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.
August 30, 2013   (13 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Gauging Jose Ramirez's value
With September callups around the corner, one of the possible names being discussed is infielder Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has had an excellent 2013 campaign with the Akron Aeros, and there seems to be a belief that he could immediately help the Major League club as a utility man... But what if he can be more? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he discusses that very notion in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
August 30, 2013   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #133: Indians 1, Braves 3
The Indians' struggles offensively continued on Thursday night as they dropped another close one 3-1 to the Braves. Once again the Indians held the Braves to three runs or less, but once again they lose because of an offense that scored just three total runs the entire series. The IBI's Michael Hattery looks at the offensive struggles to see if a turnaround is coming and also has high praise for Ubaldo Jimenez's great night.
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.

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