The Cleveland Indians DFA James Ramsey

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 10:24 pm

The Cleveland Indians have designated 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder James Ramsey for assignment.  Ramsey played in 126 games in AAA-ball last year for the Indians and he was 107 of 440 (.243 avg, .709 OPS) with 46 runs scored, 12 homers, 42 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Ramsey has played in 389 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 368 of 1,413 (.260 avg, .776 OPS) with 224 runs scored, 45 homers, 159 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  Ramsey never got to the show with the Indians and they won’t miss him as he was just taking up space in AAA-ball last year.

UPDATE:  (4/10/2016) – The Indians have dealt Ramsey along with Zach Walters to the L0s Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.

The Cleveland Indians DFA two players

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 10:21 pm

The Cleveland Indians have designated 24-year old lefty reliever Giovanni Soto and 26-year old switch-hitting IF/OF Zach Walters for assignment.  Soto pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Indians in his first taste of the majors last year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.  He also pitched in 46 games (1 start) in AAA-ball last year in which he was 2-1 with 2 saves, a 2.68 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  Walters played in 12 games for the Tribe last year and he was 4 for 30 (.133 avg, .267 OPS) with 3 RBIs.  Walters played in 42 games in his two years with the Indians and he was 19 of 118 (.161 avg, .558 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 7 homers and 15 RBIs.  I don’t think either of them will clear waivers, so the Indians should try to deal them soon.

UPDATE:  (4/10/2016) – The Cleveland Indians have dealt Walters along with James Ramsey to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.

UPDATE II:  (4/11/2016) – The Cleveland Indians have traded Giovanny Soto to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.

The Cleveland Indians acquire Jason Kubel from the Diamondbacks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 30 August 2013 at 6:40 pm

The Indians have acquired 31-year old lefty swinging DH/OF Jason Kubel and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Kubel played in 89 games for the D-Backs this year and he was 53 of 241 (.220 avg, .612 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 5 homers and 32 RBIs.  Kubel has now played in 983 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 875 of 3,306 (.265 avg, .786 OPS) with 430 runs scored, 139 homers, 551 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.  This was a good pickup for the Indians for the stretch drive.  Kubel will DH and play some outfield against righty pitching for the Tribe the rest of the 2013 season.

UPDATE:  (9/2/2013) – The Indians have sent 27-year old righty reliever Matt Langwell to the Diamondbacks to complete this deal.  He pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Indians earlier this year and he was 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  He also pitched in 42 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 3-4 with 2 saves, a 2.24 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

The Cleveland Indians deal Fernando Nieve to the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Saturday 3 August 2013 at 11:01 pm

The Indians have dealt 31-year old righty reliever/starter Fernando Nieve to the Oakland A’s for cash considerations.  Nieve pitched in 22 games (2 starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 5-3 with a 1.81 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.  Nieve last pitched in the majors back in 2010 with the Mets.  He has pitched in 99 games (19 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Tribe moving forward.

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Tuesday 30 July 2013 at 9:52 pm

The Indians have acquired 27-year old lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals for 20-year old righty swinging 2B/SS Juan Herrera.  Rzepczynski pitched in 11 games (0 starts) for the Cardinals this year and he was 0-0 with a 7.84 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP.  He also pitched in 32 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Cardinals this year in which he was 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 177 games (23 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 9-17 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  The Indians got Rzepczynski to use as a lefty specialist as lefty hitters are only 73 of 326 (.224 avg, .607 OPS) against him so far in his major league career.  Herrera played in 39 games in A-ball for the Indians this year and he was 41 of 149 (.275 avg, .735 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 1 homer, 11 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Herrera is not considered a top prospect by any means, so I like this deal for the Tribe.

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