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Indians | Jason Kipnis rakes at home

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:58:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians All-Star 2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Monday, July 6, against the Houston Astros to extend his home hitting streak to 29 games.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players have been getting great return lately on Kipnis ($5,500; or 11.0% of cap), especially at Progressive Field. He is hitting .421 (61-for-145) with 18 doubles, two triples, four homers, 20 RBI and a 1.169 OPS in Cleveland, and he has a 1.025 OPS against right-handed pitching. Remember that for FantasyScore going forward.

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Indians | CLE not likely to bail on Carlos Santana

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:35:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is showing diminished power for the second straight season, but the team is likely to stick with him rather than listen to trade offers as it is difficult to find offense. Plus, the team might be reluctant to move him since he will earn $6 million this season, and $8.25 million in 2016 with a club option of $12 million in 2017. Those salaries are considered club friendly.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) has struggled at home, posting just two of his nine homers at Progressive Field. He has hit right-handed pitchers fairly well, posting all nine of his homers, and all but three of his extra-base hits, vs. RHP.

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Indians | Michael Bourn out vs. lefty

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:13:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not in the lineup against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Monday, July 6. SS Mike Aviles is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) doesn't have much intrigue tonight while facing one of the American League's better pitchers this year. A spot at the bottom of the lineup also is a turnoff.

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Indians | Yan Gomes sitting Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:57:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes is out of the starting lineup Sunday, July 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. C Roberto Perez will start behind the plate and hit eighth in the order against RHP Gerrit Cole.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) had multiple hits in two of his last four starts, but he should be avoided with the difficult matchup against Cole.

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Indians | Giovanny Urshela streaking

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:42:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela extended his hitting streak to 13 games Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Urshela ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a nice low-end buy right now on FantasyScore.

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Indians | Carlos Santana batting fifth

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:46:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is back in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 4, batting fifth. 1B/OF Brandon Moss, who started at first base Friday, July 3, will play right field and bat seventh, with OF David Murphy receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is only batting .197 on the road this season and is just 3-for-23 over the last seven days. You can find better options at first base in FantasyScore for a comparable price.

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Indians | Mike Aviles starting in left field

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:36:34 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Mike Aviles will start in left field and bat eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Saturday, July 4. OF Michael Brantley, who played left field Friday, July 3, will start in center field, with OF Michael Bourn getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles' ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) .296 mark on the road this season could make him a value option at shortstop for FantasyScore owners this afternoon.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis interleague streak snapped

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:52:41 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis had a nine-game interleague hitting streak snapped Friday, July 3, finishing 0-for-3 with two walks.

Fantasy Tip: Even with a rare hitless effort, Kipnis ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has been one of the best players in baseball for more than a month and deserves nightly consideration at FantasyScore.

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Indians | Carlos Santana sitting vs. Bucs

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:52:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Without the option to utilize a designated hitter Friday, Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) receives the night off with Brandon Moss ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) filling in at first base. Santana's disappointing and career-low .211 batting average is fueled by a unsustainably low .231 BABIP, which is another career worst. Expect him to turn the corner at some point, so seasonal owners should remain patient.

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Indians | Corey Kluber strikes out 14

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:35:25 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber struck out 14 hitters in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 2. He went eight innings but remained winless in his last six starts since May 28. Kluber allowed four runs and seven hits and finished by striking out five of his last six hitters.

Fantasy Tip: Kluber ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) remains a dominant strikeout arm and among the talk for fantasy aces, but he just hasn't had the good fortune he did in 2014. Still, he's a very strong FantasyScore option on the days he toes the rubber.

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Indians | Michael Bourn serving suspension

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:34:14 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is serving his one-game suspension Thursday, July 2. OF Mike Aviles is in his spot hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and his .255-3-8 line isn't an attractive buy on FantasyScore.

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Indians | Brandon Moss drives in five

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:20:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and five RBI in an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is a boom-or-bust play at FantasyScore that offers solid power potential but very little consistency. If you can catch him on the right night, he can be an X-factor for your lineup.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco flirts with no-hitter

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:55:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (10-6) allowed one run on one hit over 8 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, July 1, with two walks and 13 strikeouts. He carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the first 19 batters before walking OF Joey Butler. However, Carrasco kept the no-hitter until allowing a single to Butler on an 0-2 count with two outs in the ninth inning. This marked the third consecutive night the Indians have carried a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Rays and if he had been successful, it would have been the first Cleveland no-hitter since 1981.

Fantasy Tip: With the win, Carrasco ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) reached double-digit victories for the first time in his major league career. He ended up throwing a career-high 124 pitches in the game, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back in his next scheduled start against the Houston Astros next week.

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Indians | Yan Gomes sitting out vs. Rays

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:05:50 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 1. C Roberto Perez is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Gomes ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) in all formats Wednesday. He missed a huge chunk of the season with a knee injury, and he has struggled since returning with a .215/.232/.344 slash line. In relation to his cost, Perez ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has a respectable .779 OPS, so he is a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Wednesday.

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Indians | Mike Aviles batting second

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:55:36 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop and batting second against Tampa Bay Rays Alex Colome Wednesday, July 1, with SS Francisco Lindor out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Hitting in the two-hole, Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is a worthy low-priced flier for FantasyScore players. Expect Lindor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) to return to the lineup sooner than later. Although, his fantasy value is quite limited, as he sports a .211/.258/.281 slash line over his first 15 games.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Aiken Brady P
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody SP
Anderson Cody P
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Aviles Mike SS
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
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
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
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
Grube Jarrett SP
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
Marmol Carlos RP
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 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 1B
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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