Player News - Indians

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Indians outfield prospect Clint Frazier has been promoted to Triple-A Columbus.

Frazier earned the level bump by slashing .278/.357/.473 with 13 home runs, 25 doubles, 48 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 88 games with Double-A Akron. The 21-year-old was drafted fifth overall in 2013 out of a high school in Georgia and has impressed at just about every turn. He was rated a top-50 prospect leading into the 2016 campaign by both MLB.com and Baseball America. Baseball Prospectus had him ranked 53rd.
Jul 25 - 6:41 AM

Indians outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus.

Fellow top outfield prospect Clint Frazier will join him on the move. Zimmer, 23, was slashing .252/.370/.472 with 14 home runs, 53 RBI, 31 stolen bases, and 57 runs scored through 92 games this season at the Double-A level. He needs to improve his overall plate discipline, but those counting stats are eye-popping to any fantasy baseball enthusiast. Zimmer was the 21st overall pick in 2014 out of the University of San Francisco. He should make his major league debut later this summer.
Jul 25 - 6:37 AM

Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Naquin notched an RBI double in the fourth inning. The two-bagger was his 11th of the season. Overall, he is slashing a fine .321/.380/.626 with 12 homers, 30 RBI and five triples over 187 at-bats. That all of this comes in his first major league season is impressive.
Jul 24 - 6:19 PM

Corey Kluber (calf) pitched well in Sunday's no-decision against the Orioles, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings.

A right calf cramp forced Kluber out of his last start, but he showed no signs of a recurrence on Sunday. Against the Orioles, he struck out eight and walked one. The O's posted two runs against him in the fourth inning, with the final run on his line scoring one frame later courtesy of a solo homer by Jonathan Schoop. Kluber will carry a 3.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 138/31 K/BB ratio (136 innings) into a home start against the A's next time he toes the rubber. He has had his rocky moments this season, but his overall numbers look more/less like they should for a player of his caliber. Maybe drop the ERA down a bit.
Jul 24 - 6:06 PM

Josh Tomlin was charged with four runs in six innings in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

He gave up seven hits, including two home runs. On the good side, he fanned eight batters without walking anybody. Tomlin has been sneaky good this year. His record falls to 10-3 with a 3.48 ERA. He has an 80/12 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 11:47 PM

Francisco Lindor stroked two singles in four at-bats and scored a run on Saturday.

He is batting .304 with 12 homers, 68 runs, 49 RBI and 13 steals. Lindor has hit better in the majors than he ever did in the minors. He has been a very productive fantasy shortstop the last two seasons and is still only 22 years old.
Jul 23 - 11:35 PM

Juan Uribe (head) is out of the Indians' lineup Saturday.

Uribe took a pitch off his helmet on Friday night but thankfully avoided any type of serious injury. Indians manager Terry Francona said Uribe woke up with a minor headache but "dodged a big bullet." He's available off the bench.
Jul 23 - 5:12 PM

Trevor Bauer was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.

It was his shortest start since April 30, but that really shouldn’t count as he was just getting stretched out at the time. It was a rough outing no matter how you slice it, as he gave up a season-high two homers and walked a season-high four batters. Bauer was very solid through May and June, but his last three outings have been shaky. He’ll look to get back on track next week against the Athletics.
Jul 22 - 10:16 PM

Juan Uribe is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with a head contusion.

Uribe was hit in the helmet by a pitch, but seems to have avoided any type of serious injury. Expect him to return to the lineup at some point before the end of the weekend.
Jul 22 - 9:40 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall was scratched from Friday's lineup due to illness.

Indians manager Terry Francona referred to it as "intestinal turmoil." Chisenhall should be fine in a day or two. Abraham Almonte took his spot in right field.
Jul 22 - 5:27 PM

Michael Brantley has undergone surgery to remove scar tissue from his right biceps tendon.

Brantley hasn't been able to shake his nagging shoulder issues following last October's operation, but if he's only dealing with a scar tissue build-up that's probably a best-case scenario. He's expected to be ready to resume baseball activities sometime next week. It's unclear when he might make it back with the Indians.
Jul 22 - 5:08 PM

Indians recalled RHP Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus.

Anderson holds a 7.48 ERA over nine appearances -- eight starts -- with the Indians this season. He'll work in long relief.
Jul 22 - 3:30 PM

Indians placed RHP Joseph Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 17, with right shoulder inflammation.

It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Cody Anderson has taken his spot on the roster and in the bullpen.
Jul 22 - 3:29 PM

Indians signed LHP Joe Thatcher to a minor league contract.

The veteran southpaw exercised the opt-out clause in his deal with the Dodgers back in early June and has been looking for a better opportunity since. He registered a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 14 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Given the struggles in the Cleveland bullpen, he should work his way up to the big league club in relative short order.
Jul 21 - 9:56 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer slugged a career-high four hits Wednesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

All of his hits were singles. Zimmer has done a superb job since moving to the leadoff spot. In four games batting leadoff, he's hit .438 with two RBI and a .500 slugging percentage. The 23-year-old is still striking out too much (111 whiffs in 325 at-bats) but the power (14 HR, 52 RBI) and speed (31 steals on 43 attempts) have both been there. He's also scored 54 times this season, which ties him for seventh-most in the Eastern League. Zimmer went to Cleveland with the 21st overall pick in the 2014 draft after starring at the University of San Francisco.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM


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