Player News - Indians

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Trevor Bauer held the Cubs off the scoreboard for six innings Tuesday, picking up his fourth victory in the Indians’ 10-1 win.

Six of the seven hits Bauer surrendered on the night were singles, and he walked two while notching six strikeouts. The right-hander was knocked around by the Royals a couple starts ago to push his ERA up to 3.00, but it’s back down to 2.35 after 14 scoreless frames over his last two outings. He’ll face a tall task in keeping the scoreless streak going on Sunday against the Astros.
May 22 - 11:15 PM

Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a couple runs scored Tuesday against the Cubs.

Alonso had just two RBI in May coming into this one before he cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning. The first baseman is hitting just .227/.294/.435 this season for the Tribe but is on pace for 32 home runs and 92 RBI.
May 22 - 11:14 PM

Jose Ramirez slugged a three-run home run and reached base four times Tuesday against the Cubs.

Ramirez deposited a Tyler Chatwood offering into the basket in right field at Wrigley in the third inning to get the scoring going and the Indians never looked back. He also added three walks on the night to push his on-base percentage for the season up to .394. Ramirez is tied for fifth in baseball with his 14 dingers.
May 22 - 11:11 PM

Indians C prospect Francisco Mejia went 2-for-4 with a run batted in on Monday for Triple-A Columbus.

Mejia also scored a run. It's been a dreadful start to the season for the catching prospect, and the two hits raise his average to .193 on the season. This was a player that showed one of the best potential hit tools in baseball the last two years, and 36 games is still a fairly small sample size. He's going to have to ramp up production to have any chance to receive a promotion, but the talent hasn't gone anywhere. Mejia should be fine.
May 22 - 11:39 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) went 2-for-2 with an RBI double Monday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Columbus.

He also played four innings in right field. The plan calls for him to work out on Tuesday before playing again on Wendnesday. Chisenhall has been out since early April with a right calf strain and will likely need a handful of rehab games before rejoining the Indians.
May 22 - 9:57 AM

Andrew Miller felt his back lock up on him Friday after he completed his normal pregame routine.

Miller didn't pitch in the Indians' weekend series against the Astros. "It's frustrating," Miller said on Saturday. "I did all the pregame stuff fine. It just really locked up on me. I got treatment and it responded well. I think the smart thing was not to be out there today." It doesn't sound like a major concern, but this could provide some context for his unusual struggles of late. Miller has allowed four runs on three hits and five walks in three appearances since returning from the disabled list.
May 21 - 11:19 AM

Melky Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his Indians' debut on Sunday night.

To be fair, it wasn't all Cabrera, as the Indians totaled just three hits as a team in this one against Lance McCullers and company. It still remains unclear if Cabrera will settle in as the club's everyday right fielder or if he'll function in more of a platoon capacity, but he should be owned in all AL-only formats.
May 20 - 11:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in a tough-luck loss against the Astros on Sunday night, surrendering three runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Carrasco punched out six on the night and issued just one walk. He was involved in a scoreless pitcher's duel with Lance McCullers until Brian McCann launched a two-run homer in the seventh. He departed with a man on third and two outs in the eighth inning, and the inherited runner came around to score right after he departed. Carrasco now owns a 3.65 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column in a rematch against Lance McCullers and the Astros on Saturday.
May 20 - 10:59 PM

Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Indians on Wednesday against the Cubs in Chicago.

He'll get the first crack at filling the open rotation spot that was vacated by Josh Tomlin's demotion to the bullpen. Plutko, 26, allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in his lone spot start with the Indians this season.
May 20 - 6:57 PM

Indians' manager Terry Francona said Sunday that struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin will work out of the bullpen for now.

Tomlin owns a cringe-inducing 7.84 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 31 innings in seven appearances (six starts) this season, so this move is certainly warranted. Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday to start in Tomlin's place.
May 20 - 6:54 PM

Indians designate RHP Alexi Ogando for assignment.

He's being sent out to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Melky Cabrera. He's still talented enough that another club could take a chance on him on waivers.
May 20 - 6:01 PM

Indians optioned RHP Evan Marshall to Triple-A Columbus.

He's being cleared out to make room for Melky Cabrera on the active roster. He should get another opportunity with the big league club in short order.
May 20 - 5:58 PM

Indians purchased the contract of OF Melky Cabrera from Triple-A Columbus.

The veteran outfielder played in 10 games at Triple-A Columbus, hitting .286/.286/.381 with no homers and four RBI. He's in the lineup on Sunday against the Astros, batting sixth and playing right field.
May 20 - 5:01 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

"He'll play three or four innings on Monday, workout on Tuesday and play four or so innings on Wednesday," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "They're going to go every other day with him so they can start building him up." Chisenhall has been out since early April with a strained right calf and figures to need a decent number of rehab at-bats.
May 20 - 11:00 AM

Corey Kluber held the Astros to two runs in seven innings and earned a 5-4 win on Saturday.

Carlos Correa punished him with a two-run homer in the sixth inning but that was all the damage the Indians' ace would yield in the quality start. He punched out 10 batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the contest. He improves to 7-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.84 WHIP after 10 starts. The two-time Cy Young Award winner might make it a trio if he keeps this up.
May 19 - 9:05 PM

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