The Cleveland Indians could be without Justin Masterson for the rest of the 2013 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 6 September 2013 at 6:21 pm

The Indians could be without 28-year old righty starting pitcher Justin Masterson for the rest of the season due to an oblique injury.  If Masterson is out for the rest of the season, it will be a major blow to the Tribe as they try to make the playoffs.  They are currently 3 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the second Wild Card spot.  Masterson has pitched in 29 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 14-10 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  He has thrown three complete game shutouts this year, as he has been the workhorse of the rotation so far in 2013.  Masterson has given up only 155 hits and 75 walks while whiffing 188 batters in his first 189 1/3 innings this year, which are pretty impressive numbers.  Masterson has now pitched in 142 games (135 starts) in his first five years with the Indians and he is 44-55 with a 4.10 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

The Cleveland Indians place Ryan Raburn on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 28 August 2013 at 9:01 pm

The Indians have placed 32-year old righty swinging outfielder Ryan Raburn has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 19th, due to a strained left Achilles.  Raburn has played in 71 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 53 of 195 (.272 avg, .940 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 15 homers and 41 RBIs.  32-year old righty swinging outfielder Matt Carson has been called up to replace Raburn on the active roster.  Carson played in 121 games in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 110 of 436 (.252 avg, .717 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 14 homers, 49 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  Carson last played in the majors back in 2012 with the Minnesota Twins.  Carson has played in 72 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 35 of 166 (.211 avg, .543 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 5 homers, 18 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  The Indians hope that Raburn heals up soon as they need him next month as they make a move for the playoffs.

The Cleveland Indians place Corey Kluber on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 7 August 2013 at 1:07 am

The Indians have placed 27-year old righty starting pitcher Corey Kluber on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right middle finger.  Kluber has pitched in 21 games (19 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 7-5 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  The Indians will replace Kluber in the starting rotation with 23-year old righty Danny Salazar.  Salazar started 1 game for the Indians earlier this year and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.50 WHIP.  Salazar has also pitched in 21 games (20 starts) in AA+AAA-ball so far this year for the Indians in which he is 6-5 with 1 save, a 2.71 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.  Salazar is one of the Indians’ top prospects and they are going to need him to pitch well if they are going to make it to the playoffs in 2013.

UPDATE:  (8/8/2013) – The Indians will be without Kluber for the next 4-6 weeks.

The Cleveland Indians place Zach McAllister on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 8 June 2013 at 7:48 pm

The Indians have placed 25-year old righty starting pitcher Zach McAllister on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 3rd, due to a sprained right middle finger.  McAllister has pitched in 11 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 4-5 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  The Indians have called up 26-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to replace McAllister in the rotation.  Carrasco has pitched in 10 games (9 starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 3.21 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  Carrasco also pitched in 1 game (1 start) for the Tribe earlier this year and he is 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA and a 2.46 WHIP.  Carrasco has now pitched in 34 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Indians and he is 10-16 with a 5.16 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  Carrasco will drop his appeal to his 8-game suspension for throwing at Kevin Youkilis’ head in his first start of the 2013 season, after his start today against the Tigers in Detroit.

The Cleveland Indians place Asdrubal Cabrera on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 5 June 2013 at 3:40 am

The Indians have placed 27-year old switch-hitting SS Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right quad.  Cabrera has played in 53 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 52 for 205 (.254 avg, .745 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 5 homers, 25 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  32-year old righty swinging Mike Aviles will take over as the Indians starting SS until Cabrera is ready to return to action.  Aviles has played in 39 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 30 for 106 (.283 avg, .735 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 3 homers, 18 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Aviles isn’t as good a defender as Cabrera is, but he’s just as good as a hitter.  The Indians have called up 24-year old switch-hitting SS Juan Diaz to replace Cabrera on the roster.  He played in 52 games in AAA-ball this year for the Indians and he was only 40 for 190 (.211 avg, .591 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 4 homers, 18 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Diaz played in 5 games for the Indians last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 4 for 15 (.267 avg, .620 OPS) with 4 runs scored.  Diaz will likely get most of his work as a defensive replacement for Aviles late in ballgames.

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