Michael Brantley will have season ending surgery on Monday for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 13 August 2016 at 9:36 pm

29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Michael Brantley will undergo season ending shoulder surgery this Monday.  Brantley played in 11 games for the Cleveland Indians this year and he was 9 for 39 (.231 avg, .561 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 818 games in his first 8 years with the Indians and he is 918 of 3,147 (.292 avg, .769 OPS) with 407 runs scored, 61 homers, 400 RBIs and 95 stolen bases.  The Indians have played well this year without Brantley, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t miss him.  Hopefully the surgery and the rest he will get this winter will have him ready to rock for the Indians next spring!

The Cleveland Indians place Danny Salazar on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 1:57 am

The Cleveland Indians have placed 26-year old righty starting pitcher Danny Salazar on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation.  Salazar has pitched in 20 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 11-4 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  He has given up 96 hits and 51 walks while whiffing 133 batters in his first 117 1/3 innings for the Tribe so far this year.  Since July 1st, Salazar has pitched in 5 games (all starts) in which he is 1-1 with a 7.88 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.  Either 25-year old righty Mike Clevinger or 25-year old righty Cody Anderson will get the first shot to replace Salazar in the starting rotation.  Clevinger pitched in 4 games (3 starts) earlier this year for the Tribe in his first taste of the show and he was 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  He has given up 17 hits (3 homers), 9 walks and 14 whiffs in his first 16 1/3 innings with the Indians.  But, he has also pitched in 17 games (all starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 11-1 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  So maybe he would be better this time around for the Indians.  Anderson has pitched in 12 games (8 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 7.13 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  He has given up 70 hits (12 homers) and 9 walks while whiffing 41 batters in his first 48 innings this year.  The Indians hope that Salazar will only have to miss two or three weeks.

UPDATE:  (8/4/2016) – The Cleveland Indians have called up Mike Clevinger to start against the Twins today and they have sent Cody Anderson back to AAA.

The Cleveland Indians place Jeff Manship on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 6:43 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 31-year old righty reliever Jeff Manship on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27th, due to right wrist tendinitis.  Manship has pitched in 37 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 20 batters in his first 29 1/3 innings this year for the Indians.  The Indians have activated 28-year old righty reliever Zach McAllister to replace Manship on the active roster.  McAllister has pitched in 30 games (1 start) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP.  He has given up 28 hits and 15 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his first 26 2/3 innings this year for the Tribe.  The Indians need McAllister to get back to pitching like he did last year for them.

The Cleveland Indians place Yan Gomes on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 5:29 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 28-year old righty swinging Yan Gomes off the D.L. due to a separated right shoulder.  Gomes has played in 71 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 41 of 249 (.165 avg, .512 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 8 homers and 32 RBIs.  He has whiffed 69 times against only 9 walks so far this year, so he wasn’t very selective at the plate.  The Indians have activated 27-year old righty swinging Roberto Perez off the D.L. and he will probably take over as the starting catcher until Gomes returns to action.  Perez has played in 9 games in Rookie+A+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment from his fractured thumb and he was 5 for 16 (.313 avg, .917 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  He also has played in 4 games for the Indians earlier this year and he was 0 for 8 (.000 avg, .400 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Perez has now played in 103 games in his first three years with the Tribe and he is 65 of 277 (.235 avg, .720 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 8 homers and 26 RBIs.  33-year old righty swinging Chris Gimenez will continue to serve as the backup and Trevor Bauer’s personal catcher moving forward.  Gimenez has played in 35 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 16 of 85 (.188 avg, .501 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 6 RBIs.

UPDATE:  The Indians will be without Yan Gomes for the next 4-8 weeks.

The Cleveland Indians place Tommy Hunter on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 4:57 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 30-year old righty reliever Tommy Hunter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10th, due to a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.  Hunter has pitched in 21 games (0 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He has given up 21 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 17 batters in his first 21 2/3 innings for the Tribe so far this year.  The Indians have called up 25-year old righty starting pitcher Cody Anderson to replace Hunter in the bullpen.  Anderson has pitched in 9 games (8 starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 1-4 with a 7.48 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.  Anderson has also pitched in 6 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Anderson has now pitched in 24 games (23 starts) in his first two years with the Indians and he is 8-7 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  The Indians hope that Anderson pitches better for them this time around.

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