Luke Carlin rejects a minor league assignment from the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 12 November 2010 at 8:12 pm

29-year old switch hitting catcher Luke Carlin has rejected a minor league assignment from the Indians so he’s a free agent now. Carlin played in 6 games for the Indians last season and he was 5 of 14 (.357 avg, 1.223 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 3 RBIs. He has now played in 52 games in parts of three years in the majors and he is 22 of 126 (.175 avg, .553 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs. The Indians won’t miss Carlin.

UPDATE: (11/29/2010) – The Indians have re-signed Luke Carlin to a minor league deal. He will compete with Lou Marson for the right to back up Carlos Santana in 2011.

Andy Marte rejects a minor league assignment from the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 5 November 2010 at 11:26 pm

27-year old righty swinging 1B/3B Andy Marte has rejected a minor league assignment from the Cleveland Indians, thus making him a free agent. Marte played in 80 games for the Cleveland Indians last season and he was 39 of 170 (.229 avg, .680 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 5 homers and 19 RBIs. He played in 277 games in five years with the Indians and he was 175 of 781 (.224 avg, .650 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 20 homers and 96 RBIs. Indians’ fans should rejoice as they won’t have to see Andy Marte with a Chief Wahoo on his uniform anymore!

The Cleveland Indians lose Carlos Rivero on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 5 November 2010 at 8:31 am

The Indians have lost 22-year old righty swinging shortstop Carlos Rivero on waivers to the Phillies. Rivero played in 110 games in AA-ball for the Indians last season and he was 94 of 406 (.232 avg, .603 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 6 homers and 43 RBIs. He played in 518 games in 5 years in the minors for the Indians and he was 492 of 1,933 (.255 avg, .676 OPS) with 214 runs scored, 31 homers, 256 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Rivero was the Indians’ #17 prospect heading into 2010 according the Baseball America but he regressed last season which led to them letting him go.

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