Player News - Indians

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Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's victory over the Tigers.

It's been a tough run for Gomes. He's only 3-for-26 (.115 AVG) in his last seven games. His RBI double could've knocked in two runs on Wednesday, though, had Anibal Sanchez not allowed a run earlier in the at-bat with a wild pitch. Despite his struggles, he still offers premium power for the catching position. The batting average just has skyrocket upward for his power to be meaningful in game situations. He's hitting .197/.215/.368 on the year.
May 4 - 8:53 PM

Carlos Santana led off yet again, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.

Santana isn't a traditional lead-off candidate in terms of speed, but he does walk more than he strikes out and he'll swipe a bag or two when opposing pitchers aren't paying attention. Wednesday's performance was typical of what he provides when he's right -- a single and two walks, setting the table early and often for the meat of the Indians' order. He's hitting .244/.357/.463 with four homers and two steals in 98 plate appearances.
May 4 - 8:48 PM

Corey Kluber twirled a gem with Wednesday's complete-game shutout against the Tigers, striking out seven and scattering five hits.

Kluber spun his wheels out of the gate in 2016, but has been brilliant in his last three starts. He's only allowed three earned runs in his last 24 innings, striking out 23 batters and walking just two. The right-hander benefited from some nifty defense at the hands of Francisco Lindor on Wednesday, but that isn't projected to change anytime soon. In other words, that's a feature, not a bug. Kluber has won two of his last three games and has a 3.35 ERA with a 2.57 FIP in 43 innings. He'll next get the Astros on the road.
May 4 - 8:43 PM

Indians sent LHP Ross Detwiler outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Detwiler was designated for assignment by the Tribe at the end of April and accepted the Triple-A demotion after passing through waivers unclaimed. He had a 5.79 ERA in seven relief appearances this season for Cleveland.
May 4 - 3:41 PM

Indians designated C Adam Moore for assignment.

Moore's stay in the majors only lasted a handful of days. He will probably make it through waivers.
May 4 - 1:11 PM

Indians acquired C Chris Gimenez from the Rangers for cash considerations.

Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 3. He'll take over as the Indians' backup catcher, with Adam Moore getting shipped out in a corresponding roster move. Gimenez, 33, is a .218/.303/.336 career hitter.
May 4 - 1:10 PM

Mike Napoli (neck) had a double, a walk, and two RBI in his return to action Tuesday.

The veteran first baseman had been sidelined for a few days in a row because of some mild stiffness in his neck. It was clearly no big deal. Napoli, 34, is batting .210/.273/.420 with 13 RBI in 21 games this season.
May 4 - 8:54 AM

Josh Tomlin held the Tigers to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.

Tomlin surrendered nine hits -- with one of them being a two-run shot by Ian Kinsler -- but he didn't walk anyone and struck out five. The crafty right-hander has now won each of his four starts this season and sports a 3.13 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll get the Royals this weekend at home.
May 3 - 9:47 PM

Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Lindor's long three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Justin Verlander effectively ended the game, extending the Indians' lead to 7-2 at the time. It was the young shortstop's second longball of the season and pushed his RBI total up to 12. With a .315/.380/.438 batting line in his first 23 games, Lindor has certainly avoided a sophomore slump to this point.
May 3 - 9:41 PM

Cody Anderson is expected to be called up to start Saturday against the Royals.

Anderson was demoted to the minors last week after struggling to the tune of a 7.65 ERA through four starts. He gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings during his lone start in Triple, though he did strike out six batters. Still, he's strictly an AL-only play.
May 3 - 3:50 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) has progressed to land-based jogging.

Or, you know, jogging. The Indians are taking it easy with him, so most of his rehab has been restricted to pool work for now. Carrasco strained his left hamstring late last month and will likely be sidelined until the end of May or early June.
May 3 - 3:38 PM

Roberto Perez will have his right thumb re-examined by Dr. Thomas Graham on Thursday.

Perez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a fractured right thumb. Surgery hasn't been ruled out as a possibility. Adam Moore will continue to serve as Yan Gomes' backup.
May 3 - 3:03 PM

Carlos Santana is back in the leadoff spot for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Santana recently batted leadoff in five out of six games, but he was used out of the cleanup spot during the club's interleague series with the Phillies over the weekend. Jose Ramirez is batting eighth and playing third base Tuesday while Jason Kipnis is batting second.
May 3 - 2:30 PM

Rangers designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Bobby Wilson on the 40-man roster. Gimenez was recently sent on a minor league rehab assignment after he began the season on the disabled list with an infection in his ankle.
May 3 - 2:10 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Luke Carlin signed with the Indians to be a coach with Double-A Akron.

It was reported that Carlin had signed a minor league deal with the Indians, but it appears that his playing career is over. The 35-year-old made stops with the Padres, Diamondbacks, and Indians in the majors while batting .179/.263/.286 over 56 games.
May 2 - 6:18 PM


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