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Indians | Two Indians promoted to AAA

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:01:57 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Clint Frazier and OF Bradley Zimmer were promoted to Class AAA Columbus Monday, July 25.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes


Indians | Corey Kluber denied 10th victory

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.

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Indians | Cody Allen tagged with fourth loss

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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Indians | Rajai Davis sitting vs. Baltimore

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:22:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Davis is in a loose split for playing time with Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez, and the veteran Davis could be the odd-man out most frequently against righties. Davis has been solid this season with 48 runs, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .263/.323/.420 slash line, but fewer at-bats going forward would be a serious hindrance to his fantasy value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian


Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall returns

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:15:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) returned to the lineup Saturday, July 23, hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall is hitting .309 this month without a lot of damage. He's a low-end option against Kevin Gausman.

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Indians | Cleveland interested in Melvin Upton

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:13:25 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. has been a target for the Cleveland Indians over the last few weeks, but the two sides do not appear close to a deal.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is expected to be traded in the near future and should continue to be a target for the Indians since they are looking for a bat. He is hitting .259 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI this season and would still be a solid fantasy option if he joins Cleveland.

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Indians | Michael Brantley timeline update

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:20:03 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (biceps, shoulder) underwent an outpatient procedure to remove scar tissue from his biceps tendon Friday, July 22. He will begin baseball activities next week.

Fantasy Tip: If you've stuck with Brantley to this point, there's no point jumping ship now. However, at this point, anything from the veteran should be viewed as a positive, unfortunately. When healthy, he's a five-category contributor, but he's been limited to just 11 games this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes


Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall scratched

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:14:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup Friday, July 22, with what manager Terry Francona called "intestinal turmoil." OF Abraham Almonte is replacing Chisenhall in right field.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if this is a situation that could keep Chisenhall out for more than one game. Stay tuned for updates. With a .300/.348/.465 slash line and six homers and 29 RBI in 230 at-bats, he can be useful to those in deep mixed and AL-only leagues against certain righties. Almonte has only three hits in 21 at-bats and is a low-end desperation start in DFS.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes


Indians | Michael Brantley having more tests

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:17:08 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is scheduled to have more tests on his shoulder Thursday, July 21, and the Indians don't expect an update on his status until Friday, July 22, at the earliest. He has played in only 11 games this year.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking more and more like Brantley may not play again this year, but let's wait to see the results of his latest tests to be sure. Because he can offer five-category production to his fantasy owners when healthy, he must remain stashed everywhere. Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin have benefited in Brantley's absence.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco terrific again in win

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:53:04 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco improved his record to 7-3 after beating the Kansas City Royals in his start Wednesday, July 20. The right-hander twirled six shutout innings of one-hit ball, walking two and striking out six.

Fantasy Tip: Remarkably, that's now eight starts in a row in which Carrasco has allowed two earned runs or fewer, and as a result, he now owns a shiny 2.31 ERA. His strikeout rate is slightly down from past years, but other than that, the 29-year-old has been an outstanding presence in fantasy lineups all season long. He's impossible to bench right now in any format.

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Indians | Tyler Naquin has career day Wednesday

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:30:52 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Tyler Naquin put up a monster line Wednesday, July 20, against the Kansas City Royals. The rookie outfielder went 3-for-6 with a pair of homers -- his 11th and 12th on the season -- while driving in six runs and scoring twice. He also added a double.

Fantasy Tip: Wow, what a performance from Naquin, who is really starting to turn into an option in the outfield in AL-only leagues, if not deep mixed formats as well. Despite not having any home runs in his first two months with the Indians, Naquin has slugged 12 of them since, including six here in July. As long as Michael Brantley (shoulder) remains out, Naquin will continue to benefit. He could be worth riding while he's swinging a hot bat.

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Indians | Cleveland now after Jonathan Lucroy?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:23:39 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is involved in negotiations to be acquired by the Cleveland Indians, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Cleveland recently denied interest in Lucroy, and trade rumors fly rampant this time over year. Still, relocating to one of the best teams in the American League wouldn't hurt Lucroy's fantasy value. Expect the backstop to be moved before the deadline, so stay tuned for updates.

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Indians | Juan Uribe sitting vs. Royals

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:15:02 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. INF/OF Jose Ramirez is starting at the hot corner and batting fifth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe's fantasy value is dwindling, and with Cleveland looking to take a run at the playoffs, it's unlikely they view him as a viable starter at the hot corner. He owns a .214/.266/.348 slash line, after all. Ramirez is a low-end option in deep mixed leagues because of his lack of pop, but he does have nice stats otherwise: 45 runs, 41 RBI and 10 stolen bases with a .294/.351/.412 line.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes


Indians | CLE not looking at Jay Bruce

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:10:34 -0700

The Cleveland Indians have not expressed interest in Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce, as it appears Cleveland will go after relief pitching at the trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce could be a spectacular addition in case Michael Brantley ended up missing the rest of the season, but it appears Bruce will stay in Cincinnati or go elsewhere. Keep an eye on where Bruce lands.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Indians | Mike Napoli smacks 21st homer

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:22:06 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli hit his 21st home run of the season Tuesday, July 19, in a 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli has turned around his career with one spectacular season in Cleveland. Free of injuries and other adversity and surrounded by several other top hitters, Napoli has blossomed once again. He should be started in all formats.

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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
Almonte Abraham OF
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody SP
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Benson Will OF
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten 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
Butler Joey OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlin Luke C
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 OF
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choice Michael OF
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Colon Joseph P
Cowgill Collin OF
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
Davis Rajai OF
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
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
Gimenez Chris C
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Hunter Tommy RP
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
Kaminsky Rob P
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
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
Maronde Nick RP
Martin Josh P
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
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Napoli Mike 1B
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Olson Tyler P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Otero Dan RP
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
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
Quiroz Guillermo C
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez Jose 3B
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
Ruiz Brian OF
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
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
Stamets Eric SS
Stammen Craig RP
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh SP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Uribe Juan 3B
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
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
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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