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Indians | Big night for Brandon Moss

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:31:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with two home runs, seven RBIs and two runs scored in a 13-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Moss ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) isn't going to win a batting title any time soon, but seven of his nine hits this season have been for extra bases, including three homers. He is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore, and he should be exclusively used against right-handed starters.

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Indians | Michael Brantley finding his stroke

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI and a run scored in a 13-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 24, and he is hitting .368 over his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley's ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) average in on the rise, but he still has just two extra-base hits on the year. The back injury that kept him sidelined earlier the year could be sapping his power a bit, and he is still a bit overpriced at FantasyScore for his current level of production.

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Indians | Danny Salazar fans 11

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:09:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar improved to 2-0 with a win over the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 24, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings while striking out a career-high 11.

Fantasy Tip: In two starts since joining the rotation, Salazar has piled up 21 strikeouts while posting a 2.08 ERA. Check to see if he is available on the waiver wire in seasonal formats, and check out his price tag at FantasyScore when he is added to the player pool. His strikeout potential gives him intriguing upside.

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Indians | Nick Swisher timeline update

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:47:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF/1B Nick Swisher (knee) will play with Triple-A Columbus Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, according to manager Terry Francona. Francona added Swisher will join the team Monday, April 27, to work out and discuss the next steps in his path to rejoining the team.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has a lot to overcome before he is anything more than an AL-only option. There isn't a clear path to everyday at-bats, and he is returning from two knee surgeries at 34. Plus, he posted career-low numbers in 2014. At this point, it is advised to take a wait-and-see approach with 'Swish' in all formats.

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Indians | Manager endorses Cody Allen

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:49:35 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen received a vote of confidence from manager Terry Francona Tuesday, April 21. "Cody is about as trustworthy and dependable as anyone we have," said Francona. "Monday night wasn't a lot of fun, but if there's anybody we believe in, he's right at the top of the list."

Fantasy Tip: Allen rewarded his managers endorsement with a three-strikeout save Tuesday. Until he is removed from the role, which seems unlikely at this point, Allen should be viewed as a mid-tier save candidate. He has an 11.7 K/9 over the past three seasons, too.

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Indians | Tribe closer unknown for Wednesday

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:52:12 -0700

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said he wasn't sure who would pitch if a save chance occurred Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Bryan Shaw could pick up the save chance after Cody Allen threw 48 pitches the last two days. If you have daily waivers, he's worth consideration for a speculative pickup today.

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Indians | Nick Swisher to begin rehab assignment

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:27:29 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Nick Swisher (knee) will report to Triple-A Columbus Thursday, April 23, and he'll begin a rehab assignment with them Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) won't be worth your time initially at FantasyScore, and the Indians could ease him back into the lineup. The fact that he's a switch hitter will make him more valuable for daily users, and it'll hurt the values of outfielders David Murphy, Ryan Raburn and Jerry Sands. Swisher isn't of much use to owners in leagues other than AL-only formats.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco set to start

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:36:56 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (face) is scheduled to make his first start Tuesday, April 21, against the Chicago White Sox since being struck in the face by a line drive last time out.

Fantasy Tip: Carrasco had his start pushed back a day, but is expected to be just fine. However, FantasyScore owners might want to avoid him at $6,900 (or 13.8% of cap), especially since he is facing the same team which hit him and he might be a little gun shy.

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Indians | Trevor Bauer gets raw deal

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:36:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer allowed just four hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings Monday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox but ended up with a no-decision after CL Cody Allen blew his first save.

Fantasy Tip: Bauer has a miniscule 0.95 ERA through three outings while posting six or more innings and recording seven or more strikeouts in each start. At just $3,900 (or 7.8% of cap) he is a fantastic FantasyScore bargain while running hot.

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Indians | Brandon Moss out against lefty

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP John Danks Monday, April 20. OF Jerry Sands is starting in right field and hitting sixth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Sands ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has filled in nicely for the Tribe in the early going, hitting .389 (7-for-18) with four RBI. He hits particularly well against left-handers in his career, too, going 32-for-103 (.311) with four of his five career major league homers. Consider him a sneaky sleeper pick at FantasyScore this evening against the struggling Danks.

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Indians | Michael Bourn sitting Monday

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:42:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. SS Mike Aviles is starting in center field and hitting second in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks. 2B Jason Kipnis moves up to the leadoff spot Monday as a result.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), who has one home run in 22 at-bats to begin the year, becomes an attractive FantasyScore option at shortstop in order to save money for the rest of your lineup. Danks has struggled in the early going in 2015, and the southpaw allowed righties to hit .275 with 22 of his 25 home runs allowed in 2014.

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Indians | Nick Swisher expected to begin rehab soon

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:40:50 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knee) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus sometime this week.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher is a FantasyScore afterthought until he returns and strings together a few solid games. He doesn't deserve attention in the majority of seasonal leagues, either.

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Indians | Danny Salazar electric Saturday

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:30:56 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while fanning 10 in six innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Saturday, April 18.

Fantasy Tip: Salazar was straight up filthy with a 98 mph fastball and a changeup that fell off the table. He's a definite target on FantasyScore if he sticks in the rotation.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco throws bullpen

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:05:33 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (jaw) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, April 17, and he looked fine, according to pitching coach Mickey Calloway. Carrasco's jaw is still sore, however.

Fantasy Tip: Carrasco ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) dodged a bullet in his last outing, and he's scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Chicago White Sox on the road. Carrasco looked great in his first outing of the year and should be good to go for a FantasyScore lineup spot against the struggling White Sox.

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Indians | Danny Salazar to stick in rotation

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:22:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar's start Saturday, April 18, will not be a spot start, according to manager Terry Francona. The team feels that SP Zach McAllister can be a "weapon" out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Salazar is a very attractive cheap FantasyScore option tomorrow against the offensively-challenged Minnesota Twins. Strongly consider him. McAllister can now be ditched in AL-only leagues, while Salazar will be a popular addition in single-universe and deep mixed leagues this weekend.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody P
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Atchison Scott RP
Aviles Mike 3B
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Bourn Michael OF
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Branyan Russell 1B
Brech Alan P
Brettl Jimmy P
Brown Matt OF
Brown Mitch P
Bryson Rob P
Bunkelman Cody P
Bunton Nathan P
Burns Edwin P
Buscher Brian 3B
Butia Michael OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chacin Jhoulys SP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Bruce SP
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie 3B
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Cooper David 1B
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Dunatov Jordan P
Durrington Trent INF
Edmundson Kelly C
Eisenberg Michael P
Evans Kyle P
Fairchild Richard P
Fedroff Tim OF
Fields Aaron INF
Finegan Brian INF
Finocchi Michael P
Flores Osiel C
Floyd Gavin SP
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Gil Jerry P
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Hagadone Nick RP
Haley Trey P
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Hayes Brett C
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
Holt Tyler OF
Hood Destin OF
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Lacy Adam C
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Lee C.C. RP
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Manship Jeff RP
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Marcum Shaun SP
Maronde Nick RP
Martinez Michael 2B
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Molleken Dustin P
Moncrief Carlos P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Moss Brandon OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Murphy David OF
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Paredes Edward P
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Raburn Ryan OF
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez J.C. P
Ramirez Jose SS
Ramsey James OF
Ray Kenny P
Rayborn Kenny P
Realini Dustin 3B
Recknagel Nate 1B
Reyes Argenis 2B
Rieck Garret P
Roberts Josh C
Roberts Will SP
Robinson Matt P
Roddy Dustin P
Rodriguez Jason INF
Roehl Scott P
Rohlinger Ryan 3B
Rojas Carlos SS
Romero J.C. RP
Rosario Gregorio P
Roth Michael SP
Ruiz Brian OF
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Sands Jerry OF
Santana Carlos 3B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Sheffield Justus P
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Jordan OF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Swarzak Anthony RP
Swisher Nick 1B
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh RP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Walters Zach SS
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Webb Ryan RP
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Atkins Ross TO
Belcher Tim TO
Bere Jason PC
Callaway Mickey PC
Chernoff Mike TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Gillispie Paul TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Hawkins Carter TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Nagy Charles TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Shapiro Mark TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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