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Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk for short season-A Mahoning Valley on Wedenesday.

The 18-year old Mejia is hitting .272/.339/.381 in a league where the average age is 21, which is a testament to his talent. He has nine errors, but has thrown out 33 percent of would-be base stealers. He will likely finish the season with Mahoning Valley, and open 2015 with Low-A Lake County. He has the potential to hit .300 with 20-plus home runs, but is unlikely to reach the major leagues until late-2017.
Jul 31 - 11:08 AM

Indians first base prospect Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and two walks for Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

The 24-year old Aguilar is hitting .291/.385/.486 with Triple-A Columbus, but .188/.300/.188 with Cleveland. Aguilar will likely see more time with the Indians this year, but it may not be until rosters expand in September.
Jul 31 - 9:39 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are among the teams eyeing Asdrubal Cabrera.

The Blue Jays and Giants -- who both have pressing needs at second base -- have also been linked to the impending free agent infielder. Washington, like Toronto and San Francisco, is set at shortstop, so Cabrera would presumably play the keystone there as well. The 28-year-old is batting .246/.305/.386 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 97 games this season as Cleveland's shortstop.
Jul 31 - 8:37 AM

Yan Gomes drove in the only two runs of the night on Wednesday, doubling to right field in the fifth inning of the Indians' 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

Corey Kluber brought his A-game once again, so Gomes' two-run double was the deciding hit of the game. It was the catcher's only hit on the night in three at-bats. Gomes, 27, has hit in six consecutive games and is now slashing a respectable .281/.323/.468 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jul 30 - 9:26 PM

Corey Kluber notched his first career shutout, limiting the Mariners to just three singles over nine innings in a win on Wednesday.

Kluber appeared to have the unfortunate draw of going up against King Felix, but it was the other way around. In his previous start, the talented Indians right-hander allowed only one run to the Royals and followed it up with Wednesday's gem, in which he did not allow a walk and struck out eight. Kluber, now 11-6 with a 2.61 ERA and a 170/33 K/BB ratio, will go for a third consecutive complete game on Monday at home against the Reds.
Jul 30 - 9:22 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Blue Jays are looking at Asdrubal Cabrera to fill their second base vacancy.

The Jays have a need but don't have much payroll flexibility, making Cabrera and his expiring contract a fit. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi also mentioned the Giants as having interest in Cabrera, presumably to play the keystone as well. The "perception" around baseball, per ESPN's Buster Olney, is that the Indians are prepared to move Cabrera before the deadline.
Jul 30 - 6:23 PM

T.J. House will take the rotation spot left vacant by Wednesday's trade of Justin Masterson.

Masterson was shipped to the Cardinals in exchange for outfielder prospect James Ramsey. House owns a rough 4.50 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 50 innings this season at the major league level and is not a good fantasy option.
Jul 30 - 4:49 PM

Indians acquired OF James Ramsey from the Cardinals in exchange for RHP Justin Masterson.

A 2012 first-round pick, Ramsey is having a nice season as he repeats Double-A, batting .300/.389/.527 with 13 homers over 67 games. He was ranked by Baseball America before the season as the team's No. 8 prospect. The 24-year-old has been assigned to Triple-A Columbus.
Jul 30 - 2:58 PM

Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday for Short Season Mahoning Valley.

The No. 21 overall pick in this year's draft, Zimmer has been solid this summer in his professional debut, with a .280/.361/.430 batting line, 11 extra-base hits (two home runs), 18 RBI, five steals and a 17-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28 games. The 21-year-old outfielder has five multi-hit performances in his last 10 games and owns an .872 OPS to with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI during that span.
Jul 30 - 12:16 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Chisenhall missed the previous two contests due to illness, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. The third baseman his hit just .219/.318/.307 over 38 contests since his three-homer game back on June 9.
Jul 30 - 5:44 AM

Trevor Bauer was hit hard by the Mariners on Tuesday, surrendering five runs over 4 1/3 innings en route to a loss.

Bauer had been on a streak of four consecutive quality starts, but the Mariners were able to rip five extra-base hits -- including a Mike Zunino home run -- off of the right-hander. He allowed eight hits overall along with a walk and three strikeouts. Bauer will take a 4.25 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP into Sunday's home start against the Rangers.
Jul 29 - 10:59 PM

Michael Bourn (hamstring) will increase his rehab workload over the next week.

Bourn has been sidelined since July 5 with a left hamstring strain but only recently was allowed to ride a stationary bike. The Indians are taking it slowly with him, as there remains no timetable for his return. "I've kind of on purpose not gone in to push him," manager Terry Francona said. "He's going to obviously add intensity as he continues to feel better. ... He will just continue to ramp up. And when he's ready to play, we'll send him out to play."
Jul 29 - 8:41 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that the "perception" around the Indians is that they are ready to move both Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson.

The Indians are just four games out in the AL Wild Card race and 6 1/2 games back in the AL Central, but they could move one or both if the right offer comes along. Cabrera and Masterson are both set to become free agents this offseason.
Jul 29 - 1:46 PM

Carlos Santana remained red hot on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Indians' 10-3 trouncing of the Royals.

Santana has American League Player of the Week honors on lock after going 15-for-27 with six home runs, 10 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base to boot. The 28-year-old has also walked five times in his last three games, a good sign that he's seeing the ball really well right now. After a slow start that plagued him for much of the first half, Santana has his slash line up to a tolerable .232/.371/.456.
Jul 27 - 7:36 PM

Michael Brantley finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Royals on Sunday.

Brantley's two runs scored gives him 70 on the year, good for third-best in the American League. Brantley has a .318/.376/.505 line with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and 11 stolen bases in a monster breakout season for the 27-year-old.
Jul 27 - 7:21 PM


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