Player News - Indians

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Trevor Bauer held the Braves to two runs over six innings in Monday's 8-3 victory.

He gave up five hits, walked three and struck out five. It wasn't as electric as Bauer's other recent outings have been, especially given the weak opponent, but the righty will take it. Bauer will carry a 3.19 ERA into Toronto over the weekend.
Jun 27 - 11:05 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall singled and lifted a three-run homer in Monday's win over the Braves.

Chisenhall's longball off of Tyrell Jenkins in the fourth inning put the Indians ahead for good. It was his second straight game with a homer, and Chisenhall now has 11 hits over his last six games. His batting line for the season is suddenly up to .295/.355/.470.
Jun 27 - 11:01 PM

Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Napoli's homer came with one on and two outs in the fifth inning. The Indians cranked a whopping four dingers in that frame. With the bomb in the books, the veteran slugger is hitting .235/.308/.466 with 16 homers and 51 RBI over 264 at-bats. He has done fine work this season, particularly in comparison to the injury-plagued 2014 and 2015 campaigns on his ledger.
Jun 26 - 4:36 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched well in Sunday's win over the Tigers, allowing three runs on six hits over eight innings.

All three of the runs on Tomlin's line scored via the home run, with Mike Aviles striking for a solo shot in the third inning and Victor Martinez launching a pair of solo dingers in the fourth and sixth innings. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The veteran right-hander will carry a nice 3.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 56/8 K/BB ratio (89 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Blue Jays next time he takes the mound.
Jun 26 - 4:21 PM

Indians C prospect Francisco Mejia stretched his hitting streak to 23 games Saturday in a win for Low-A Lake County.

That matches the longest streak in the Midwest League this season. Mejia has hit a remarkable .422 during the streak with five homers and 19 RBI. The 20-year-old leads the league in batting average (.343) and is second in OPS at .895. He's also third in RBI (49) and second in total bases (122). Mejia has outgrown the level and should be nearing a promotion to High-A Lynchburg.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 26 - 3:52 PM

Indians RHP prospect Matt Esparza surrendered just four hits over seven scoreless frames Saturday in a win for Low-A Lake County.

He fanned a career-high 12 hitters and didn't walk anyone. Esparza hasn't allowed a run in his two starts against Great Lakes this month, winning both while providing 22 strikeouts over 13 shutout innings. The 21-year-old has taken the Midwest League by storm this year with 86 punch-outs (tied for second-most in the league) and a 1.07 WHIP (fifth-lowest). He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since his season debut on April 10.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 26 - 3:38 PM

Jason Kipnis (general soreness) is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Kipnis left Saturday's game early due to what the Indians are simply calling "general soreness." "It's from hitting too many triples," said Kipnis. The second baseman should be good to go Monday. Jose Ramirez is at second base Sunday and Michael Martinez is in left field.
Jun 26 - 11:48 AM

Corey Kluber's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.

The Indians are giving Kluber an extra day of rest after he threw 115 pitches in a three-hit shutout in his last outing. He'll still make two starts during the upcoming week. Trevor Bauer will flip-flop turns with Kluber and take the ball Monday.
Jun 26 - 11:44 AM

Carlos Carrasco threw a four-hit, complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Carrasco has gotten progressively better with each start this month, and on Saturday he gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. The complete game was his first this year and the seventh of his career. Carrasco improved to 3-2 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 56 innings of work. He'll try to keep rolling Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Jun 25 - 7:36 PM

Yan Gomes hit his eighth home run of the season Saturday against the Tigers.

The blast, a solo shot, was more or less an afterthought in a one-sided game, but it was consequential for Gomes, who hadn't homered since June 3. His struggles have persisted most of the year, as the backstop is hitting just .185/.222/.365 with 29 RBI and 21 runs scored this year. He is the owner off a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 7-for-20 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and five runs scored.
Jun 25 - 7:33 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a home run, walk and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Batting leadoff, Santana rudely welcomed Anibal Sanchez back to the Tigers' rotation with a solo blast, his 16th of the year. Seven of those have come this month, and the 30-year-old now has 15 RBI and 17 runs scored in June. Santana is hitting .235/.336/.467 overall.
Jun 25 - 7:29 PM

Jason Kipnis left Saturday's game against the Tigers with an illness.

Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting in the seventh inning. Utility man Michael Martinez replaced him at second base and would likely get the start there Sunday if Kipnis is still feeling under the weather.
Jun 25 - 7:28 PM

Francisco Lindor hit two home runs in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Lindor hit a solo shot off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning before launching another solo dinger in the eighth. It was the first multi-homer game of the 22-year-old's young career. Lindor now has 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored and 12 steals this year to go with a robust .306/.365/.471 line.
Jun 25 - 7:18 PM

Yan Gomes (back) is in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Gomes was held out of the lineup Friday after having a cyst in his lower back drained. He should be good to go moving forward.
Jun 25 - 1:01 PM

Danny Salazar walked five batters and gave up four base hits but escaped with a win by allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings in the Indians 7-3 victory over the Tigers on Friday.

Salazar was not nearly as dominant as usual, fanning only three batters. He didn't give up a run until the fifth inning when the Indians already had a seven run lead. Salazar's elevated walk rate is the only concern his owners might have considering he has a stellar 2.40 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 43 walks across his 86 1/3 innings this year.
Jun 24 - 11:06 PM


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