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Corey Kluber yielded five runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Angels.

Kluber served up 10 hits, including a two-run home run to Conor Gillaspie. He also walked none while striking out four. The right-hander, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, has been inconsistent this year, sitting on a 3.60 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 176/32 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings. Kluber squares off at home against the Twins next.
Aug 4 - 1:15 AM

Yan Gomes finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

Gomes clubbed a two-run home run in the first inning to extend the Indians' lead to 3-0. The backstop has swung a better bat since the beginning of July, but still has a measly .227/.254/.369 batting line on the year along with six home runs and 20 RBI.
Aug 4 - 1:12 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall left Monday's game against the Angels due to a cervical strain.

It's a fancy way of saying he had whiplash, which he suffered after making a diving attempt in right field. Consider Chisenhall day-to-day.
Aug 4 - 12:06 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Kipnis tried to battle through a sore right shoulder for a few days, but the Indians finally placed him on the disabled list Monday. He doesn't have any structural damage, but it's an ailment that's bothered Kipnis off and on for a good chunk of the season. Mike Aviles is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time at second base while Kipnis is out.
Aug 3 - 7:46 PM

Indians recalled LHP Kyle Crockett from Triple-A Columbus.

Crockett has allowed two runs over six relief frames for the big club this season. He'll be used in the middle of games.
Aug 3 - 6:56 PM

Indians optioned LHP Michael Roth to Triple-A Columbus.

Roth was up for nearly a week but didn't make an appearance. Kyle Crockett has assumed his spot in the bullpen.
Aug 3 - 6:44 PM

Indians recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus.

Ramirez lost his shortstop job when Francisco Lindor was promoted but should see some time at second base while Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is out. He's hit only .176/.243/.235 in the majors this season.
Aug 3 - 6:36 PM

Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with right shoulder inflammation.

Kipnis tried playing through the ailment for a few days, receiving starts in the designated hitter spot, but the club has decided it's best to go ahead and shut him down for a while. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Jose Ramirez has taken his spot on the roster and should see some time at second base along with Mike Aviles while Kipnis is sidelined.
Aug 3 - 6:32 PM

Indians SS prospect Yu-Cheng Chang plated a career-high five runs Sunday in a win for Class-A Lake County.

He homered for the second game in a row. Over his last three contests, Chang is 4-for-13 with nine RBI. The 19-year-old has raised his average 16 points during his eight-game hitting streak. 24 of Chang's 75 hits this season have gone for extra bases.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 2:46 PM

Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the A's.

The Indians accumulated six total singles in the game. Sands had one of those, and he also had the only RBI on Cleveland's side of the ledger, as he hit a sacrifice fly against Athletics starter Sonny Gray in the first inning. In 27 at-bats this season, Sands has picked up 10 hits, two of which have gone for doubles. He's not going to see the playing time for fantasy relevance.
Aug 2 - 8:01 PM

Trevor Bauer pitched well in earning a no-decision during Sunday's contest with the Athletics, allowing one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Bauer struck out six and walked four, with the lone run scoring in the fifth inning on a Billy Burns RBI single. He's had his hiccups this season, but still holds a 3.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 127/52 K/BB ratio in 131 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is slowly rounding into form as a respectable major league starter. He'll take on the Twins in his next start.
Aug 2 - 7:55 PM

Indians 1B prospect Bobby Bradley homered twice in Saturday's win for Low-A Lake County.

He matched a season-high with five RBI. The 19-year-old leads the Midwest League in home runs (18) and is second in slugging percentage (.483). Unfortunately, he's also second in strikeouts with 112. Bradley may have to change his all-or nothing approach as he advances through Cleveland's farm system.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 2 - 4:51 PM

Indians SS prospect Ronny Rodriguez launched a pair of solo home runs Saturday in a win for Double-A Akron.

Rodriguez has hit .517 over his seven-game hitting streak with four homers and eight RBI. The 23-year-old seems to have turned a page. After hitting .247 in his first two seasons with Akron, Rodriguez has improved his average to .306 this year with career-highs in slugging (.565) and OPS (.887).
Source: MILB.com
Aug 2 - 3:49 PM

The Indians are considering placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.

Kipnis is not playing Sunday after being limited to designated hitter duty of late because of soreness in his right shoulder. The results of an MRI he had Sunday haven't been revealed, but it's evidently bad enough that the club thinks the second baseman could need at least a couple weeks off. Manager Terry Francona said he would talk things over with the medical staff and general manager Chris Antonetti before a decision is made.
Aug 2 - 2:08 PM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Roberto Perez will catch in Gomes' place.
Aug 2 - 1:26 PM


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