Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:47:04 -0700
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:15:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cleveland has been searching for left-handed bullpen help for a while and Smith would likely be used in a setup role if he lands there. He is 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 24 appearances this season, with eight walks and 18 strikeouts over 19 1/3 innings.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:05:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco logged another quality start, albeit in defeat, as he fell to the Washington Nationals in his outing Wednesday, July 27. The right-hander went six innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks. He also racked up five strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco unfortunately had to go against the nearly unbeatable Stephen Strasburg in this one, and although he took the loss, he was still able to log his eighth quality start in his past nine tries. At 7-4 with a 2.45 ERA on the year, owners have to be thrilled with their decision to select Carrasco on draft day.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:20:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Uribe is receiving semi-regular playing time despite owning a .209/.262/.336 slash line and sitting with nine errors through 67 games. His fantasy stock is crumbling, as Jose Ramirez is hitting well (.285/.347/.396 line) and proving competent at third base. It's time to replace Uribe.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:45:16 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed four runs - three earned - and four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision Tuesday, July 26, against the Washington Nationals.
Fantasy Tip: Salazar's ERA has slowly crept up from 2.22 to 2.89 in four starts since June 29. Despite the fact he has allowed 14 earned runs over 22 innings during the shaky stretch, he remains a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:44:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis is enjoying his finest month at the plate, hitting .341 with eight doubles, five homers, seven RBIs and 18 runs scored with an OPS in excess of 1.000. He remains a must-start fantasy option across the board.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:33:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brantley probably is still a few weeks away from rejoining team but could return in September if he does not suffer a setback. Owners can keep holding onto Brantley if they have the roster space because he is a solid fantasy contributor when healthy.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:26:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Nunez is hitting .298 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI this season and likely will be an option for several teams if available. It is not known where he would play if the Indians acquired him, but he would still be a solid fantasy option.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:06:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis has four hits and one RBI over the last four games and would receive extra at-bats if he remains in the leadoff spot. Davis can be an option in daily fantasy leagues but is not a strong option. Santana has posted solid numbers this season and is a fine starting option in most leagues.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:05:19 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall and OF Tyler Naquin are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Tuesday, July 26. INF Jose Ramirez will start in left field, while 3B Juan Uribe will start at third base and is batting seventh. OF Abraham Almonte will start in right field and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Uribe has struggled this month and is hitting only .128 with four RBI during that span. Owners probably should not use Uribe in their lineups. Almonte has only four hits in his last 12 games and can also be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:15:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zimmer boasts a power-speed combo and posted 14 home runs and 33 stolen bases with a .253/.371/.471 slash line through 407 plate appearances with Akron this season. Similarly, Frazier registered 13 home runs and 13 stolen bases with a .276/.365/.469 line over 391 plate appearances with Akron. Both outfielders are just players to watch in yearly leagues this year, but a September cup of coffee could be in the cards. Stay tuned for updates on Cleveland's top two prospects.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:01:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zimmer had a .253-14-53 line with 33 steals at Class AA Akron, and Frazier had a .276-13-48 line with 13 steals at Akron. Neither is likely to make a big impact this season, though a September callup is possible. Both are worth having in dynasty leagues and could be in the mix next spring training.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:33:25 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber settled for his second straight no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 24, after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out eight over seven innings.
Fantasy Tip: Kluber left after Cleveland tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning. The former Cy Young Award winner has been mostly magnificent since a rough June 15 start at the Kansas City Royals increased his ERA to 3.94. Over the next six outings, Kluber has worked at least seven frames and fanned at least seven five times. He'll be a strong bet to collect that elusive 10th win next Sunday when he is slated to face the Oakland Athletics.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:48:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen was charged with two unearned runs in the ninth inning and took the loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 24. Pedro Alvarez reached base on a throwing error following a strikeout to lead off the inning and pinch hitter Nolan Reimold belted a tiebreaking, two-out home run to left-center to end it.
Fantasy Tip: Even though it was a non-save situation, the timing of this is a bit ironic since Cleveland reportedly became the favorite to land Aroldis Chapman this weekend. Such a move would obviously strengthen the Indians' bullpen, but it would also remove Allen from the closer's role and make him nearly worthless in most fantasy leagues that do not score holds. Owners should to start preparing for that possibility as soon as possible.
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