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Corey Kluber took a no-decision Friday after allowing two runs over eight innings against the Twins.

Kluber had a perfect game until giving up a leadoff single to Oswaldo Arcia in the bottom of the sixth inning. He ended up allowing two runs in the frame, which cost him a chance at a win. Still, it was a very solid outing, as he gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner is still looking for his first win, but he has a 2.49 ERA and 25/4 K/BB ratio through 21 2/3 innings. This is no one-year wonder.
Apr 18 - 12:57 AM

Michael Brantley (back) went 2-for-5 in his return to the lineup Friday.

Both hits were singles. Brantley, who served as the DH on Friday, missed the previous four games due to a back injury. The issue has already flared up a couple of times since spring training, so he might not be out of the woods yet.
Apr 18 - 12:56 AM

Brandon Moss launched a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Twins.

It was his first home run of the season. Moss came into Friday's action with just two hits in his first 20 at-bats. He's capable of posting big power numbers when healthy, so perhaps this will get him going.
Apr 18 - 12:55 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday that Zach Walters (oblique) is nearing a rehab assignment.

Walters has been dealing with the oblique issue since the middle of spring training, but is finally making progress toward a return. He'll need several games to regain his timing before he's ready to rejoin the Indians in a reserve role.
Apr 17 - 7:12 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Friday that Zach McAllister will remain in the Indians' bullpen.

Danny Salazar will start Saturday in his stead and remain in the rotation. Francona believes that McAllister can be a weapon out of the bullpen with his ability to work multiple innings, though his fantasy value takes a massive hit with the move. He can safely be dropped in mixed leagues.
Apr 17 - 6:32 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona clarified Friday that Danny Salazar will remain in the starting rotation after Saturday's start against the Twins.

There had been speculation that it would just be a spot start for the young right-hander, but instead he'll bump Zach McAllister to the Tribe's bullpen. With his high-strikeout ability, he makes a terrific free agent target in mixed leagues where he happens to be available.
Apr 17 - 6:30 PM

Michael Brantley (back) is back in the Indians' lineup Friday.

He's in the designated hitter spot rather than in left field, but Brantley's fantasy owners will take it. The outfielder had played just once over the previous 10 days due to a back injury that has lingered since spring training. David Murphy is in left field.
Apr 17 - 4:39 PM

Danny Salazar will be called up Saturday to start against the Twins at Minnesota's Target Field.

Salazar struck out seven batters and allowed only four hits over six scoreless innings in his one start this season for Triple-A Columbus. The 25-year-old right-hander has excellent swing-and-miss stuff and makes for an attractive fantasy streamer against the light-hitting Twins. He could be sent back down after the start if Carlos Carrasco (face) remains on track to return to the rotation Monday. Or maybe Zach McAllister will be left in the bullpen for good if Salazar pitches lights-out. There's a lot to be determined here.
Apr 16 - 3:07 PM

Indians sent RHP Shaun Marcum outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Marcum was designated for assignment by the Indians on Tuesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The veteran right-hander did a decent job in his one appearance with Cleveland, allowing just one run and fanning four over five innings in emergency relief.
Apr 15 - 4:22 PM

Trevor Bauer was strong again Wednesday, striking out eight batters while holding the White Sox to two runs over six frames in a 4-2 win.

Bauer didn't allow a hit for the first three innings, extending his season hitless streak to nine frames. He walked four and began to fade late, yielding two hits and a free pass that led to two runs in the sixth, but it was another nice outing for the righty. Bauer has issued nine walks but has also struck out 19 over his first 12 innings this season. There's still risk here, but we've seen more good than bad and are encouraged. He'll get the White Sox again next week.
Apr 15 - 3:48 PM

Cody Allen struck out two while converting his second save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Things were hairy for a while, as Allen walked leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio and then hit Micah Johnson with a pitch. He was then bailed out by a dubious decision by manager Robin Ventura, who ordered Adam Eaton to bunt and the watched him foul off three attempts for a strikeout. Allen then got a groundout of Melky Cabrera and a strikeout of Jose Abreu to end it.
Apr 15 - 3:43 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Chisenhall's two-run double in the fourth inning proved to plate the winning RBI for the Tribe. He also added a single in the game. The two-hit contest was Chisenhall's first of the season, as he's batting just .227/.292/.273 in the early going.
Apr 15 - 3:36 PM

Carlos Carrasco (jaw) will start on Monday against the White Sox.

Carrasco was hit in the left side of his face with a comebacker during Tuesday's game, but he miraculously escaped with only a bruised jaw. The Indians have pushed his next start back one day, which means they'll need someone to take the ball on Sunday against the Twins.
Apr 15 - 10:42 AM

Brandon Moss is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

He's on the bench against left-hander John Danks, with Jerry Sands handling right field and Ryan Raburn filling the designated hitter spot. Michael Brantley (back), as expected, is also out again, as Mike Aviles is in left field.
Apr 15 - 10:01 AM

Zach McAllister pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief Tuesday, allowing four hits and one run against the White Sox.

McAllister was pressed into duty after Indians starter Carlos Carrasco took a scary line drive off his face two batters into the game. McAllister allowed two inherited runs to score in the tough spot, and he gave up one of his own in the fourth before being removed. It messes with his pitching schedule, so it's unclear when -- or in what role -- we'll see McAllister next.
Apr 14 - 10:26 PM


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