Player News - Indians

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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 and belted a solo home run against the Cubs on Wednesday.

His sixth-inning blast was the Tribe's third of the day against Cubs ace Jon Lester. It's been a rough season for Encarnacion in the early going. He has a paltry .173 batting average with five homers and eight RBI but is sure to heat up with the weather.
Apr 25 - 10:47 PM

Cody Allen turned in a spotless ninth inning to lock down a save against the Cubs on Wednesday.

He had no difficulties protecting a three-run lead while earning his fifth save of the season. Allen doesn't get much fanfare but has been one of the best closers in the game for several years running. He has yet to allow a run this season.
Apr 25 - 10:44 PM

Andrew Miller will undergo an MRI to get more info on the tightness in his left hamstring.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona told reporters that the initial prognosis is that it's not a serious injury. Francona also noted that Miller went through a similar issue a couple years ago, and that he only needed a few extra days of rest. For now he should be considered day-to-day, but we'll have more information on Thursday when the results of the MRI come back.
Apr 25 - 10:43 PM

Andrew Miller left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with left hamstring tightness.

Miller threw just two pitches before clutching his leg, and Cleveland didn't hesitate to pull the left-hander from the game. Miller should be considered day-to-day for now, but he'll likely undergo testing to make sure there isn't further damage to the hamstring. Cleveland will likely be extra careful with one of the most important pitchers on the roster.
Apr 25 - 9:40 PM

Andrew Miller left Wednesday's game against the Cubs after throwing just two pitches on Wednesday, and grabbed his leg on the last pitch.

Miller was facing Anthony Rizzo. The southpaw has been excellent for the Indians this year, and he'd be a significant loss to the Cleveland pitching staff. When we have more information on his departure, we will be sure and update you.
Apr 25 - 9:36 PM

Josh Tomlin was rocked for four home runs and five runs over just 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs.

It was rainy and cold in Cleveland, but that didn’t stop the Cubs from teeing off on Tomlin. Kyle Schwarber took him deep twice and Willson Contreras and Ian Happ each got him once. Tomlin has now served up four dingers in two of his three starts this season and holds a 9.24 ERA. Danny Salazar (shoulder) and Ryan Merritt (shoulder) are both hurt, which should buy Tomlin time to try to figure things out. He gets the Mariners at home Sunday.
Apr 24 - 9:24 PM

Jose Ramirez reached base four times in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

The Indians' offense didn't get much done in this one, but Ramirez and Bradley Zimmer both tallied three-hit games. After an awful first couple weeks while the Indians were battling freezing temperatures, Ramirez is now batting .413 with six home runs over his last 12 contests.
Apr 24 - 9:15 PM

Melky Cabrera will receive a $1 million salary in the majors as part of his minor league contract with the Indians.

The deal, which is pending a physical, carries $1 million in additional incentives and also includes an opt-out. Cabrera, 33, batted .285/.324/.423 with 17 home runs and 85 RBI last season for the White Sox and Royals. He could end up carving out significant playing time in Cleveland's outfield.
Apr 24 - 12:34 PM

Bradley Zimmer (ankle) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to action Monday against the Orioles.

Zimmer was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a mild right ankle sprain, but he's already feeling better. The 25-year-old is off to a rough start at the plate, batting just .236/.263/.327 across 18 games.
Apr 24 - 9:06 AM

Indians signed OF Melky Cabrera to a minor league contract.

The news was first reported by Hector Gomez of Z101 Digital and confirmed by MLB.com's Jon Morosi. Cabrera, 33, batted .285/.324/.423 with 17 home runs and 85 RBI last season for the White Sox and Royals. He will need some time in the minors to knock the rust off but should be added to the Indians' roster sometime next month and see at-bats in right field.
Apr 23 - 11:23 PM

Andrew Miller tallied his fourth hold of the year on Monday night against the Orioles.

Miller was called upon after starter Carlos Carrasco gave up a one-out single to Tim Beckham in the bottom of the eighth inning. Miller struck out Trey Mancini, surrendered a single to Manny Machado, then induced an inning-ending groundout from Adam Jones. Cody Allen struck out the side in a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
Apr 23 - 9:45 PM

Cody Allen struck out all three batters he faced to earn his fourth save of the season Monday night against the Orioles.

Allen carved up Chris Davis, Danny Valencia, and Chance Sisco to ice a 2-1 victory for Cleveland. The 29-year-old closer now has 12 strikeouts in 10 innings this season and he's yet to allow a run.
Apr 23 - 9:41 PM

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer in the Indians' defeat of the Orioles on Monday.

The second-inning dinger off Kevin Gausman gave Cleveland all the offense it would need on a night of dominant pitching by Carlos Carrasco, Andrew Miller, and Cody Allen. Alonso now has five home runs in 20 games this season, though he's sporting a somewhat underwhelming .225/.295/.465 overall batting line.
Apr 23 - 9:39 PM

Carlos Carrasco worked 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a win over the Orioles.

Carrasco scattered six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He's now 4-0 on the year with a brilliant 2.31 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 35 innings. Up next is a start at home against the Mariners.
Apr 23 - 9:32 PM

Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless eighth inning and struck out two in the Indians' victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

Miller now has three holds on the season. He's allowed five hits on the year, and he's struck out 16 over his 9 1/3 innings. Even without saves, Miller has fantasy relevance because of his ability to miss bats and keep hitters off the bases. There aren't many better relievers in baseball.
Apr 22 - 4:29 PM


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