The Cleveland Indians claim Tyler Cloyd off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 3 October 2013 at 4:55 am

The Indians have claimed 26-year old righty starter/reliever Tyler Cloyd off waivers from the Phillies.  Cloyd pitched in 13 games (11 starts) for the Phillies in 2013 and he was 2-7 with a 6.56 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.  Cloyd has now pitched in 19 games (17 starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 4-9 with a 5.98 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  Cloyd came into this season as the Phillies’ #21 prospect according to Baseball America.  This was a nice guy for the Indians to take a flier on.

The Cleveland Indians DFA Clay Rapada

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 3 October 2013 at 4:53 am

The Indians have designated 32-year old lefty reliever Clay Rapada for assignment.  Rapada pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Indians this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Rapada has now pitched in 152 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 8-0 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss at all for the Tribe moving forward.

The Cleveland Indians DFA Tim Fedroff

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 2:38 pm

The Cleveland Indians have designated 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Tim Fedroff for assignment.  Fedroff played in 136 games for the Indians in AAA-ball this year and he was 124 of 513 (.242 avg, .640 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 6 homers, 48 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.  He played in 631 games in his six years in the minors for the Indians and he was 679 of 2,385 (.285 avg, .758 OPS) with 362 runs scored, 29 homers, 252 RBIs and 67 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Indians moving forward.

UPDATE:  (9/7/2013) – The Indians have outrighted Tim Fedroff to AAA.

The Cleveland Indians DFA Juan Diaz

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 2:35 pm

The Indians have designated 24-year old switch-hitting infielder Juan Diaz for assignment.  Diaz played in 122 games in AAA-ball for the Tribe this year and he was 107 of 442 (.242 avg, .665 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 8 homers, 45 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Diaz played in 5 games for the Indians last year and he was 4 for 15 (.267 avg, .620 OPS) with 4 runs scored.  Diaz is a good defensive player, but he probably is never going to hit well enough to be a regular in the majors.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Tribe.

UPDATE:  (9/7/2013) – The Indians have outrighted Juan Diaz to AAA.

The Cleveland Indians sign Kelly Shoppach

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 30 August 2013 at 6:44 pm

The Indians have signed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Kelly Shoppach to a minor league deal, but they will likely call him up Sunday when rosters expand.  Shoppach played in 35 games earlier this year for the Mariners and he was 21 of 107 (.196 avg, .638 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers and 9 RBIs.  Shoppach has now played in 571 games in his first nine years in the majors and he is 361 of 1,614 (.224 avg, .726 OPS) with 208 runs scored, 70 homers, 216 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Shoppach played the best ball of his career in the majors with the Cleveland Indians from 2006-09.  He has played in 301 games in four years with the Cleveland Indians and he is 219 of 894 (.245 avg, .788 OPS) with 133 runs scored, 43 homers and 141 RBIs.  Shoppach will serve as the Tribe’s #3 catcher in September.  I like this move for the Indians.

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