The Cleveland Indians place Michael Brantley on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 11:53 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Michael Brantley on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder fatigue.  Brantley had surgery on that shoulder over the winter.  He might have come back to quickly, so the Indians will give him a break for a couple of weeks to heal.  Brantley has played in 11 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 9 for 39 (.231 avg, .561 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Brantley 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 need Brantley’s bat, but they can’t afford to bring him back until he is fully healthy.

The Cleveland Indians place Roberto Perez on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 1 May 2016 at 11:48 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 27-year old righty swinging catcher Roberto Perez on the 15-day D.L. due to a fractured right thumb.  Perez has played in 4 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 0 for 8 (.000 avg, .400 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  He has walked six times already this year for the Indians.  The Indians have called up 31-year old righty swinging catcher Adam Moore to replace Perez as the Tribe’s backup catcher.  Moore played in 16 games in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 7 for 45 (.156 avg, .558 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs.  Moore has played in 87 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 54 of 269 (.201 avg, .550 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 6 homers, 21 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Moore won’t play too much for the Indians as long as Yan Gomes is healthy.

UPDATE:  (5/6/2016) – The Indians finally have a timetable on Perez’ return, as he has had surgery to repair his thumb.  He will miss the next 8-12 weeks.

The Cleveland Indians place Carlos Carrasco on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Needs to Step Up by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 9:10 pm

The Cleveland Indians have placed 29-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring.  He was injured covering first base against the Tigers yesterday in Detroit.  He will likely miss 4-6 weeks.  Carrasco has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Indians so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.  He has only given up 16 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 20 batters in his first 20 innings this year for the Tribe.  The Indians will turn to 25-year old righty Trevor Bauer to replace Carrasco in the starting rotation.  Bauer has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Tribe so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  Bauer was upset at not winning a starting job out of spring training after pitching well there.  He definitely has the stuff to succeed, the Indians just need him to step up!

Lonnie Chisenhall will start the 2016 season on the D.L. for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 3:34 am

The Cleveland Indians will place 27-year old lefty swinging OF/3B Lonnie Chisenhall on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 28th due to a right forearm injury.  Chisenhall played in 106 games for the Indians last year and he was 82 of 333 (.246 avg, .667 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 7 homers, 44 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  He has now played in 451 games in his first five years with the Tribe and he is 373 of 1,454 (.257 avg, .713 OPS) with 173 runs scored, 43 homers, 177 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.  Chisenhall has been a very average player for the Indians, but they are pretty thin in the outfield right now…so they hope he isn’t out too long.

Michael Brantley could be ready for the start of the 2016 season for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 25 March 2016 at 1:03 am

28-year old lefty swinging LF Michael Brantley had shoulder surgery over the winter and many projected that he might miss a few months of the 2016 season, but he has started playing in spring training games already.  He has played in 2 spring training games so far and he is 1 for 5 (.200 avg, 1.133 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.  Last year, Brantley played in 137 games for the Cleveland Indians and he was 164 of 529 (.310 avg, .859 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 15 homers, 84 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.  He also hit 45 doubles last year, so the Indians expect that some of them will turn into homers in 2016, due to his shoulder being in good shape.  Brantley won a Silver Slugger Award in 2015.  In the last three years, Brantley has played in 444 games for the Indians in which he is 522 of 1,696 (.308 avg) with 228 runs scored, 45 homers, 254 RBIs and 55 stolen bases.  Brantley has such a sweet swing, but the Indians should err on the side of caution if he’s not 100% when the season starts.

UPDATE:  (4/4/2016) – Michael Brantley will start the 2016 season on the D.L.

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