The Cleveland Indians activate Joba Chamberlain

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 4:07 pm

The Cleveland Indians have activated 30-year old righty reliever Joba Chamberlain from the D.L.  He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.40 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.  The Indians have sent 25-year old righty starting pitcher Cody Anderson back to AAA to open up a spot on the pitching staff for Chamberlain.  Anderson has pitched in 9 games (8 starts) so far this year for the Indians and he is 1-4 with a 7.48 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.  Anderson looks nothing like he did as a rookie last year.  Anderson pitched in 15 games (all starts) for the Indians last year and he was 7-3 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.

The Cleveland Indians release Jarrett Grube

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 9:02 pm

The Cleveland Indians have released 34-year old righty starter/reliever Jarrett Grube.  Grube pitched in 11 games (7 starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 0-3 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 361 games (148 starts) in his first 13 years in the minors and he is 70-56 with 2 saves, a 4.38 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  Grube’s only major league experience came back in 2014 for the Los Angeles Angels.  He pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Angels and he worked 2/3 of an inning in which he gave up 1 hit (it was a homer) and 1 run (it was earned).  Grube likely is looking for a shot to pitch somewhere in Asia.  This is no loss for the Tribe moving forward.

The Cleveland Indians send Austin Adams to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 1:49 pm

The Cleveland Indians have sent 29-year old righty reliever Austin Adams to AAA.  Adams pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Indians this so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  He has given up 6 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 12 batters in his first 6 2/3 innings for the Tribe.  Adams has now pitched in 41 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Tribe and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 4.31 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Adams will likely get another shot later this year for the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians call up Tom Gorzelanny

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 9:44 pm

The Cleveland Indians have called up 33-year old lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny.  Gorzelanny pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Tribe this year and he was 1-1 with 1 save, a 3.38 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  He has pitched in 307 games (121 starts) in his first 11 years in the show and he is 49-53 with 2 saves, a 4.34 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  But, in his 186 games out of the pen so far in his career, he is 12-6 with 2 saves, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  The Indians need a lefty in the pen, so Gorzelanny will get a shot to show what he can do.

Marlon Byrd of the Cleveland Indians gets suspended for 162 games

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 9:39 pm

38-year old righty swinging outfielder Marlon Byrd of the Cleveland Indians has been suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for PEDs for the second time of his career.  He was suspended for 50 games in 2012 when he played with the Chicago Cubs.  Byrd played in 34 games for the Indians this year and he was 31 of 115 (.270 avg, .778 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 5 homers and 19 RBIs.  Byrd is tied for 5th in homers (5) on the Indians and he is also #7 on the team in RBIs (19) in 2016.  The Tribe have called up 25-year old lefty swinging rookie outfielder Tyler Naquin to replace Byrd on the active roster.  Naquin has played in 27 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 20 for 63 (.317 avg, .751 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  For Byrd, this is probably the end of his baseball career.  For Naquin it will likely be an extended audition to show the Tribe what he can do.

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