Player News - Indians

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Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Ramirez continues to out-and-out roll this season. In Wednesday's game, he hit a two-run single off Matt Cain in the third inning to give the Tribe a 3-1 advantage. They would hold a 4-2 lead heading to the bottom of the eighth, when the Giants broke through for three runs to flip the score. For the campaign as a whole, Ramirez is slashing a sparkling .324/.378/.580 with 17 homers, 50 RBI and 10 steals over the course of 92 games played.
Jul 19 - 8:18 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Brantley picked up an RBI single against Matt Cain in the third inning and also collected double No. 18 on the season in the loss. The veteran outfielder is hitting .300/.365/.429 with five homers, 40 RBI and 10 steals in 72 games for the campaign as a whole.
Jul 19 - 8:11 PM

Carlos Carrasco surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Carrasco allowed an RBI ground out to Brandon Crawford in the first inning and a solo home run to Denard Span in the fifth, but otherwise kept the Giants from dinging the scoreboard. He struck out six and walked two in the contest. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Angels. Carrasco will carry a 3.62 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 130/31 K/BB ratio (117 innings) into that showdown.
Jul 19 - 8:06 PM

Boone Logan was lifted from an appearance in Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left lat injury.

Logan hurt himself on his 17th pitch. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday, one which should shed more light on the severity of the lat injury. The expectation is that he will most likely be placed on the disabled list.
Jul 19 - 7:32 PM

Boone Logan was pulled from an appearance in Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a possible arm injury.

After making his 17th pitch of the game, Logan went down in pain and was seen grabbing his left arm. His visceral reaction after the pitch is somewhat concerning, but the Giants should offer a more specific update as to the exact nature of the injury when Wednesday's game is completed.
Jul 19 - 6:37 PM

Corey Kluber (neck) will not make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays.

The hope is he can pitch in Sunday's series finale, but that's not certain either. Trevor Bauer will start Friday and Danny Salazar (shoulder) will return from the disabled list to start Saturday's game. Kluber is battling a neck issue that hopefully isn't related to his chronic back problems. The ace right-hander owns a dominant 1.56 ERA with 94 strikeouts over his last 63 1/3 innings.
Jul 19 - 2:08 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) will return to the Indians' rotation Saturday against the visiting Blue Jays.

Salazar got the go-ahead after striking out nine batters over six scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. He also threw five shutout innings last Tuesday at Low-A Mahoning Valley. The 27-year-old right-hander isn't a very reliable fantasy bet for the stretch run, but there are worse SP stashes.
Jul 19 - 2:03 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

There's no DH available at AT&T Park and Carlos Santana will get the start at first base for the Tribe. Encarnacion will be available off the bench.
Jul 19 - 1:51 PM

Brandon Guyer finished 1-for-5 with a triple and an RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 loss in San Francisco.

When Guyer accounts for the team's only extra-base hit and RBI it is likely a long night for the Indians. He also misplayed a line drive which led to an unearned run against Mike Clevinger. His fantasy appeal is limited to deeper AL-only play.
Jul 19 - 4:18 AM

Cody Allen was knocked around for a run and four hits in just two-thirds of an inning in a loss in the 10th on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Allen's record slipped to 0-5 out of the bullpen. He threw 15 of his 22 pitches for strikes, and perhaps that was his biggest issue - location. Allen was leaving his pitches right over the plate and the Giants were hitting him hard, including the game-winning single by Eduardo Nunez.
Jul 19 - 4:16 AM

Mike Clevinger allowed just one unearned run, three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday in San Francisco.

Clevinger was sharp, throwing 61 of his 100 pitches for strikes. The unearned run was the result of a Brandon Guyer misplay on a line drive. The young right-hander hasn't lost in six outings, posting quality starts in each of his past four appearances. He has a sparkling 2-0 record and 0.75 ERA over his past 24 innings.
Jul 19 - 4:14 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Corey Kluber is battling a neck issue and could have his next start pushed back a few days.

That might clear an opening for Danny Salazar's return to the starting rotation. Kluber, who dealt with back problems earlier this season, boasts a 1.56 ERA with 94 strikeouts over his last 63 1/3 innings dating back to the beginning of June. There should be something more official from the Indians on Wednesday.
Jul 18 - 8:05 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) could rejoin the Indians' rotation later this week.

Manager Terry Francona has indicated that the team will tell Salazar Tuesday what their plan is, although it's not clear whether he'll also alert the media at that time. Salazar struck out nine while firing six shutout innings on Sunday in his last rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. He holds a 5.40 ERA with the big club this season, but Salazar's strikeout upside makes him worth scooping up in any leagues where he was dropped. Josh Tomlin has pitched well the last two times out but would seem to be the most vulnerable to lose his rotation spot. Trevor Bauer went just two-thirds of an inning in his last start and is also a candidate.
Jul 18 - 10:07 AM

Cody Allen notched his 17th save with a flawless ninth inning against the Giants on Monday.

Allen had a save on July 2, but he got just one out in that one. This was the first time he's been brought in to start the ninth in a closing situation since June 11. It might be the start of a trend, but that will still be up to Terry Francona.
Jul 18 - 1:15 AM

Josh Tomlin allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings Monday in a win over the Giants.

Tomlin should have lost his rotation spot months ago, but he can still get the job done against opponents like the Padres and Giants. He's now 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA against the NL this season, compared to 3-8 with a 6.15 ERA versus AL teams. Unfortunately, he'll get the Blue Jays next time out.
Jul 18 - 1:02 AM


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