Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:17:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is 6-for-his-last-11 and in the midst of a hot streak. While Aviles' price remains low, FantasyScore owners should be putting him into their lineups.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:12:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) will have a lefty on righty matchup against RHP Raisel Iglesias of the Reds. Murphy has hit .325 off righties so far this year, with four doubles and three home runs. Murphy is a strong cost-saving play on FantasyScore while batting in the heart of the lineup.
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:19:51 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber allowed one run on nine hits while striking out seven over eight innings in a win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, May 23, and he has allowed one run or less in three straight starts.
Fantasy Tip: Kluber ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) has allowed two runs in 25.0 innings over his last three starts while piling up 37 strikeouts compared to just one walk. He has put a rough opening month to the year behind him, and the defending Cy Young winner is a must-start option at FantasyScore right now.
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:11:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is hitting just .212 on the year, and while he has plenty of power upside, the risk probably isn't worth the potential reward at FantasyScore at his current price tag.
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:07:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 22. OF Michael Brantley is serving as the designated hitter against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake, and OF David Murphy is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) should be a daily consideration for FantasyScore lineups. Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is a fine value pick against right-handers, as he's hitting .316 (24-for-76) with three home runs and eight RBI against them in 2015. Leake also allows a .786 slugging percentage to lefty sticks this year.
Fri, 22 May 2015 05:43:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: House ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) was pounded in for 19 earned runs in 13.0 innings before his DL stint, which could be blamed on the shoulder injury. He may be in line for the start Monday, May 25, or Tuesday, May 26 against the Texas Rangers, with the Indians having unnamed starters for both days, according to their official team site. House isn't worth starting in any fantasy format until he shows that the injury is behind him and was the cause of his struggles.
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:34:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) hasn't played since April 11 because of a serious knee injury, but he's returning a little earlier than expected for the Tribe. You should be very cautious in returning him to your FantasyScore lineups before seeing how he responds at the plate. The Indians could ease him back in, too.
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:27:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Mike Aviles is starting at third base and batting sixth against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, May 21. It is the third consecutive game Aviles has started at third base, and all three games were against a left-handed pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) appears to have a firm grasp on the starting gig at the hot corner when facing a southpaw. His upside is marginal for daily contests, though, and in seasonal formats, he is only an option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Lonnie Chisenhall's ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) value takes a hit, and he is no longer viable outside deep mixed and AL-only formats, if the platoon sticks.
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:16:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) missed four games due to back spasms, and he is also struggling through his second consecutive early-season slump. FantasyScore players should take a wait-and-see approach before spending up for Santana. In seasonal formats, though, trying to sneak under the buy-low window before it slams shut is advised.
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:37:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marcum looked solid while pitching his first start in nearly two years. He did have one brief appearance in relief earlier in the year. Allow a couple more starts before you decide whether or not Marcum can help your pitching roster.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:38:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has missed four games due to back spasms. Hopefully, the rest will help kick-start his season, as Santana has been a bit of a disappointment to date. Don't forget, though, he was even worse to this point last season. Expect a hot streak sooner than later.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:16:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is struggling this season and currently sports a .226/.263/.371 slash line. Sitting in back-to-back games against southpaws suggests Mike Aviles ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has earned starts at third base against left-handed pitchers. It is a blow to Chisenhall's seasonal value, but he shouldn't be owned in the majority of leagues considering his poor production. Aviles is nothing more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests Wednesday.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:09:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears Aviles ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) might have earned a platoon share at third base against left-hand pitchers. He should be viewed as nothing more than a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests, though. In seasonal formats, Lonnie Chisenhall ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) takes a hit with the playing time loss.
Wed, 20 May 2015 14:15:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is off to a slow start, but he remains a solid play in OBP leagues and FantasyScore contests with his .365 mark. He has just four home runs, but again, his 22 runs and 20 RBI are solid marks. Seasonal owners will want to note he started even slower last season (18 runs, five home runs, 13 RBI and a .151/.308/.277 slash line). He'll catch fire, and it is likely an excellent time to buy low on Santana. He should return sooner than later, so check back for updates on his status.
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:44:34 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will return to Class AAA Round Rock Thursday, May 21, and remain there through Saturday, May 23, before being reevaluated by the Rangers. He appears likely to return to the majors as soon as Monday, May 25, against the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is getting close to making his 2015 debut, and he could be a low-cost play at just $3,100 (6.2% of cap) on FantasyScore if he shows signs of life early on.
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