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Indians | John Axford off to good start

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:50:04 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP John Axford leads the American League in saves with eight and has a 2.79 ERA through 11 outings. He's held hitters to a .176 average with nine strikeouts and seven walks in 9 2/3 innings.

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Indians | Justin Masterson trying to build arm strength

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:43:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson is increasing the volume of his four-seam fastballs during bullpen sessions in order to try and increase his arm strength and gain back some velocity on his pitches. "I think right now, he just can't find that four-seam velocity that he had last year," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "I wouldn't say he's reinventing himself. I think he's playing the cards that he's dealt right now. We're working towards finding the four-seam velocity again and he's been working hard." Masterson's average fastball velocity is down a few mph this season, as well as his slider. Regardless, he's struck out 15 and walked four for a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings in his last two outings.

Fantasy Tip: Some mechanical adjustments Masterson has made probably have something to do with his drop in velocity. It's still early in the year, so this trend isn't too alarming just yet, especially since he's having positive results.

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Indians | Michael Bourn sitting

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:32:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is out of the lineup Thursday, April 24.

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Indians | More on Danny Salazar's struggles

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar said he has struggled with tipping pitches in the past and may be experiencing similar problems now. He watched video and noticed his glove position has changed when he's switched between fastballs and changeups; he said that when throwing the latter, he sometimes opens his glove up too much. Salazar has also experienced issues when facing a lineup the second time around. Cleveland is unlikely to force Salazar to try working things out in the minor leagues; they've recently affirmed their confidence directly to Salazar.

Fantasy Tip: Salazar is worth stashing in deep leagues; if he can fix his issues with his delivery and stamina, he could have a fine finish to the season. You have to consider how patient you can be in shallower formats, though. A surging Trevor Bauer may join the rotation if Salazar can't recover.

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Indians | Carlos Santana still mired in slump

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:38:37 -0700

Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is in a 2-for-43 slump after going 0-for-4 Tuesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that mental day off didn't do much the previous day. Santana isn't right. Until he shows signs of his old self, bench him.

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Indians | Yan Gomes struggling behind plate

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:35:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes has made six errors in 18 games after committing three in 85 games last year.

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Indians | Danny Salazar with third straight bad start

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar failed to pitch five innings for the third straight start in his loss to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, April 22. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Salazar said after the game that he thinks he may be tipping his pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Salazar better get it figured out, quickly. His 7.85 ERA and 1.96 WHIP negate his 26 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.

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Indians | David Murphy stepping up

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:23:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy entered the game Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals ranked third in the majors with one RBI per 3.47 at-bats.

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Indians | Michael Brantley making at-bats count

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:22:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is making his at-bats count this season. He entered the game Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals with a .284 average, team-high three homers and 16 RBI. Brantley is hitting .316 with runners in scoring position, and he ranks sixth in the majors with one RBI per 4.19 at-bats. "He gives himself a chance every at-bat," manager Terry Francona said.

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Indians | Sticking with Carlos Carrasco

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:21:34 -0700

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona thinks it makes more sense for the struggling SP Carlos Carrasco to work through his struggles while in the rotation, seeing if Carrasco can realize his potential. Carrasco is 0-11 with an 8.28 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP in 16 starts since last winning a game as a starter for the Indians June 29, 2011.

Fantasy Tip: If you're a fantasy owner in AL-only leagues, you're likely tired of waiting for Carrasco to "realize his potential." He is simply not getting the job done, and until he does, he is more hurtful than helpful to most owners.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall gets chase at cleanup

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona moved 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to the cleanup spot Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals with C-3B Carlos Santana (rest) resting. "He's been swinging the bat about as good as we've ever seen him," Francona said. "He's got good numbers against (Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie), and it keeps everybody else in place. I think he's swinging the bat really well."

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Indians | Carlos Santana gets mental day off

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians C-3B Carlos Santana was given a "mental" day off Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals. Manager Terry Francona said Santana's only task after his pregame workout was to relax. "There's just a few reasons where I thought it'd be good for him," Francona said. "(It's) just because he's starting to chase some balls out of the zone. You can tell he's getting a little anxious. He's always had that volatile swing, but he stays in the zone so well. And (Sunday), he really started chasing."

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Indians | Jason Giambi to serve as part-time DH

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:19:36 -0700

Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi (rib) was slotted in the seventh spot of the batting order Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals. He will serve as a part-time designated hitter, pinch hitter and clubhouse presence.

Fantasy Tip: Giambi is 43 years old, so it's no secret he is a shell of his former self from a fantasy perspective. However, he can still be useful in deeper AL-only formats for his power. He swatted nine homers in 71 games last season, and he had a 1.181 OPS in the ninth inning. He also had a .271 average with a .960 OPS with runners in scoring position in 2013, so Giambi is still an offensive force, especially in clutch situations.

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Indians | Carlos Santana being rested

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:37:57 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana is receiving a mental day off Monday, April 21. Manager Terry Francona saw Santana chasing pitches Sunday, April 20.

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Indians | Jason Giambi activated, Blake Wood sent down

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:54 -0700

The Cleveland Indians activated 1B Jason Giambi (rib) from the disabled list Monday, April 21, and optioned RP Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.

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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
Anthony Ryan P
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Atchison Scott RP
Aviles Mike 3B
Axford John RP
Banwart Travis SP
Barnes Scott RP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Bourn Michael OF
Brach Brett SP
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
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
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Capps Matt RP
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie 3B
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Cloyd Tyler SP
Collins Kyle P
Cooper David 1B
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davies Kyle SP
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
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
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Giambi Jason 1B
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
Head Jerad OF
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Herrmann Frank RP
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
Holt Tyler OF
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Elliot 2B
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
Kottaras George C
Lacy Adam C
LaHair Bryan 1B
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
Lowe Mark RP
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Marcum Shaun SP
Martinez Jorge SS
Masterson Justin SP
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuinness Chris 1B
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Moncrief Carlos P
Montero Lucas OF
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morgan Nyjer OF
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor 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
Outman Josh RP
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 Franklin P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Pestano Vinnie RP
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 X. INF
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
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Santana Carlos 3B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Sellers Justin SS
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Spears Nate SS
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Stowell Bryce P
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Swisher Nick 1B
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh RP
Treanor Matt C
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
Washington LeVon OF
Wendle Joey INF
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Wood Blake RP
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zagurski Michael RP
Zerbe Chad RP

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Belcher Tim TO
Callaway Mickey PC
Cash Kevin TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Hargrove Mike 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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