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Yan Gomes (head) will be re-evaluated on Friday.

Gomes left Thursday's game with what was labeled illness at the time, but which actually turned out to be the ill effects of having been struck in the head by a deflected ball. Team doctors have not yet disclosed whether Gomes has a concussion, and the catcher himself declined comment after the game. Indians skipper Terry Francona said Gomes is already improving, which is the good news, but the symptoms were described as "concussion-like," which is the bad. Stay tuned.
Aug 21 - 5:05 PM

Zach Walters hit his fourth homer in eight games Thursday for the Indians' lone run against the Twins.

Unfortunately, Walters has just three additional hits since being called up, but four homers in eight games is still quite impressive. The Indians thus far have used only at left field and DH, whereas the Nationals were still working him primarily an infielder before trading him for Asdrubal Cabrera. Given his limited on-base skills, we're skeptical that he'll be much of an asset if the Indians continue to treat him as a corner outfielder. The power is pretty legitimate, though.
Aug 21 - 4:19 PM

Yan Gomes left Thursday's game with an illness.

He was 0-for-2 before exiting in the bottom of the sixth inning for Roberto Perez. Gomes is day-to-day.
Aug 21 - 3:07 PM

David Murphy (oblique) has resumed core exercises.

Murphy landed on the disabled list August 10 with a right abdominal strain and is not expected to return to the Indians' active roster until mid-September. The outfielder was batting .262/.324/.384 with seven home runs and 55 RBI in 109 games before the injury.
Aug 21 - 11:46 AM

T.J. House allowed four hits over 5 1/3 innings and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Twins on Wednesday.

It was House's first appearance in 13 days, but you'd never know that from the results. In 12 starts for the Indians, he's never gone more than 6 2/3 innings, but he's pretty much always managed to keep them in games while amassing a 3.80 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. The Indians are off again Monday, so it's unclear when House will start again. One imagines he'll get the nod at some point next week, though, whether it's against the White Sox or the Royals.
Aug 21 - 12:07 AM

Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.

A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season.
Aug 20 - 11:57 PM

Nick Swisher underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday afternoon on both of his knees.

The procedures were arthroscopic debridements, and come with an 8-10 week rehab timetable. Swisher is expected to be fully healthy for the start of spring training next season. He concludes the 2014 campaign with a career-worst .208/.278/.331 batting line.
Aug 20 - 4:32 PM

Yan Gomes homered and finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored as the Indians came back to beat the Twins 7-5 on Tuesday.

Gomes hadn't scored since August 6 before Tuesday's three-run outburst. His solo home run in the second inning started the Indians on the comeback trail, and he came in on a two-run double in the sixth inning that gave the Tribe their first lead. The catcher is enjoying another strong year, batting .285/.325/.479 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI on the season.
Aug 20 - 12:07 AM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Bourn doubled to lead off the fifth inning and scored on a wild pitch, and he added an RBI single in the sixth. The hits were Bourn's first since coming off the disabled list on Friday. The outfielder has played just 69 games this season, owning a .266/.323/.379 line on the year.
Aug 19 - 11:56 PM

Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday to earn his 16th save.

Allen allowed a one-out single to Eduardo Escobar to bring the tying run to the plate, but he got Chris Parmelee and Danny Santana to end the threat. Allen has now converted 16 of 17 save chances, owning a 1.84 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the year. A dominant reliever on a competitive team, Allen will continue to be one of the better closer options down the stretch.
Aug 19 - 11:53 PM

Trevor Bauer was tagged for five first-inning runs Tuesday, exiting after 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins.

More than five runs in the first, the Twins actually had five runs after their first five batters, capped by an Oswaldo Arcia three-run homer. In that sense it was actually a gutsy performance from the 23-year-old, who bounced back from the early beating to keep the Indians in the game. It was a game they would come back to win, leaving Bauer at 4-7 on the year. He has a 4.57 ERA leading into Sunday's game against the Astros.
Aug 19 - 11:44 PM

Indians recalled OF Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus.

Holt was just optioned to Columbus on Sunday morning, but he's back up now to fill in for the injured Ryan Raburn. Holt will give depth to the Indians outfield.
Aug 19 - 5:17 PM

Indians placed UTIL Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist soreness.

It's not clear how long he'll be out. Raburn has batted just .191/.240/.277 in 70 games this season for Cleveland while appearing at four different positions.
Aug 19 - 5:15 PM

Indians signed RHP Scott Atchison to a one-year contract extension with a club option for 2016.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Atchison will make $900,000 in 2015 while the contract includes a $100,000 buyout on a $1 million buyout for 2016. After joining the Indians on a minor league contract over the winter, the 38-year-old has posted a 2.95 ERA and 37/9 K/BB ratio over 55 innings this season. The extension is well deserved.
Aug 19 - 12:39 PM

Indians prospect OF Clint Frazier went 1-for-4 with his 12th home run of the season on Sunday for Low-A Lake County.

The home run was Frazier’s first since July 23, but it also extended his current hitting streak to 11 games, during which he’s batting .356/.400/.511 with five extra-base hits and seven RBI. The 19-year-old is having a solid full-season debut with Lake County, with a .269/.352/.415 batting line, 12 home runs, 15 doubles, five triples, 46 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 106 games. Frazier’s strikeout rate remains a concern, having fanned 29.4% of the time this season, but he’s still produced a respectable 10.7% walk rate behind an approach that has noticeably improved during the second half.
Aug 18 - 4:38 PM


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