Player News - Indians

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Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Luke Carlin signed with the Indians to be a coach with Double-A Akron.

It was reported that Carlin had signed a minor league deal with the Indians, but it appears that his playing career is over. The 35-year-old made stops with the Padres, Diamondbacks, and Indians in the majors while batting .179/.263/.286 over 56 games.
May 2 - 6:18 PM

Indians signed C Luke Carlin to a minor league contract.

Carlin was cut by the Tigers at the end of spring training and took over a month to find a new gig. The 35-year-old catcher hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012.
May 2 - 10:33 AM

Indians purchased the contract of C Adam Moore from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll serve as Yan Gomes' backup while Roberto Perez (thumb) is on the shelf.
May 1 - 1:19 PM

Indians placed C Roberto Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously it will be a while. Adam Moore is up to serve as Yan Gomes' backup.
May 1 - 1:17 PM

Mike Napoli (neck) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out the last two contests with a stiff neck. Napoli should be fine in a day or two. Carlos Santana is filling in at first base. The Indians are also resting Michael Brantley and Juan Uribe on Sunday, as Rajai Davis is in left field and Jose Ramirez is at third base.

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base Saturday against the Phillies.

Making his first start after missing two games with a neck strain, Chisenhall enjoyed his best game yet. He doubled among his three hits and stole his first base of the season. Through seven games played, the 27-year-old is batting .227/.227/.364.
Apr 30 - 10:30 PM

Trevor Bauer allowed three runs over four innings in Saturday's start against the Phillies.

Making his first start of the season after spending the first few weeks in the bullpen, Bauer was pedestrian against an even more pedestrian Phillies lineup. He allowed five hits, including a Freddy Galvis two-run homer, and walked two while striking out four. Bauer has an unsightly 5.28 ERA and 1.63 WHIP this season with 18 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings, but with Carlos Carrasco sidelined for at least the next month Bauer will likely remain in the Indians' rotation. He'll look for a better showing Friday against the Royals.
Apr 30 - 10:20 PM

Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

He's out with a stiff neck. Napoli has already slugged four homers this year but he also has 33 strikeouts in only 78 at-bats. Carlos Santana will make his fourth start at first base.
Apr 30 - 5:34 PM

Corey Kluber gave up three runs (two earned) in seven innings as part of a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.

All three runs scored in the fifth inning. Kluber gave up five hits in all while striking out six and walking none. The 30-year-old was a bit of a disappointment through his first three starts, but he’s moving in the right direction now. While his ERA sits at 4.24, he has a solid 35/5 K/BB ratio over 34 innings.
Apr 29 - 10:55 PM

Jason Kipnis launched a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.

The Indians were held scoreless after Kipnis’ two-run blast off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old has two home runs and five RBI over his last four games, but he continues to strike out at an alarming rate. He fanned two more times on Friday and has struck out in 32.6 percent of his plate appearances so far this season. That’s almost double where he was last year.
Apr 29 - 10:54 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that he's considering using Carlos Santana in right field this weekend in Philadelphia with the designated hitter spot not available.

Santana is out of the lineup on Friday, but he could give right field a shot on Saturday and/or Sunday. The 30-year-old did play the outfield a little bit in the minors but hasn't started a game there since 2008 when he was in A-ball. It could be an adventure.
Apr 29 - 5:36 PM

Indians activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 15-day disabled list.

Hunter got a late start to the season following core muscle surgery, but he's ready to go now. He could fill an important role in the middle innings for the Tribe.
Apr 29 - 2:52 PM

Indians designated LHP Ross Detwiler for assignment.

Detwiler holds a 5.79 ERA this season and a 7.14 mark since the beginning of 2015. He'll surely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Apr 29 - 2:51 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Twins.

Chisenhall was lifted from Tuesday's game with the Twins in the bottom of the fifth inning after he strained his neck while attempting to make a diving catch. Marlon Byrd takes his place in right field on Wednesday and is batting eighth. We could see Chisenhall back in action when the Indians face the Phillies this weekend.
Apr 27 - 6:04 PM

Indians optioned RHP Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

Anderson's results in April have left something to be desired. Through four starts, he holds a bloated 7.65 ERA and 1.90 WHIP (20 innings). Prior to his demotion, he had allowed five runs in three consecutive outings. He could see further chances down the road, but for now, will work to fine-tune his game at Triple-A. Reliever Kyle Crockett was recalled from Columbus to serve as the corresponding move.
Apr 27 - 4:26 PM


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