Player News - Indians

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The Indians have agreed to trade C Francisco Mejia, SS Yu-Cheng Chang and OF Greg Allen to the Brewers in exchange for C Jonathan Lucroy.

The addition of Lucroy makes the Indians a legitimate World Series contender but Mejia is a pretty decent consolation prize. The 20-year-old has ripped the Carolina League to shreds since his promotion at the end of June, hitting .329 with two homers and 16 RBI over 18 appearances. Mejia extended his hitting streak to 42 games with another hit Saturday night. He'll likely report to High-A Brevard County if the trade goes through.
Jul 31 - 12:56 AM

Mike Napoli went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run as the Indians doubled up the Athletics 6-3 on Saturday.

His 23 homers are eighth-most in the American League, and he's sixth in the league with 70 RBI. It's the fifth time in his career that he's reached the 23-homer mark, and the first time since 2013. Napoli is hitting .246/.329/.486 in 95 games this year.
Jul 30 - 11:30 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Athletics on Saturday.

The homer was the fifth of the year for Ramirez. The 23-year-old now has three consecutive multi-hit games to raise his season average to .293. He's hitting .293/.355/.413 with five homers, 42 RBI, 49 runs scored and 11 steals on the year.
Jul 30 - 11:18 PM

Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Athletics on Saturday.

The homer was the fifth of the year for Ramirez. The 23-year-old now has three consecutive multi-hit games to raise his season average to .293. He's hitting .293/.355/.413 with five homers, 42 RBI, 49 runs scored and 11 steals on the year.
Jul 30 - 11:18 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Kipnis homered in the first inning and just missed a second homer with an RBI double off the wall in the fourth inning. The second baseman is now hitting .344 with six homers, 10 RBI and 20 runs scored in July. Kipnis is hitting .288/.346/.495 with 17 homers, 55 RBI, 59 runs scored and seven steals overall.
Jul 30 - 11:12 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Athletics to two runs over seven innings in a win Saturday.

Tomlin struck out seven while allowing six hits and two walks on the night. He improved to 11-3 with a 3.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 19 starts. Next up, a date with the Twins is set for Thursday.
Jul 30 - 11:01 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Athletics.

Kipnis tied things up with a single against Marc Rzepczynski in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Indians then took the lead on a wild pitch from Ryan Dull. Kipnis has hit .333 this month to go along with five homers, but it has resulted in just eight RBI. On the bright side, he has scored 18 runs in the process. He’s batting .285/.342/.483 with 16 homers on the year, so he’s shown a significant uptick in power from the previous two seasons.
Jul 29 - 11:36 PM

Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Allen struck out two batters in the frame and worked around a pair of singles. The 27-year-old took the loss in a non-save situation against the Orioles on Sunday, but he has bounced back with back-to-back scoreless appearances. Allen is 20-for-22 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.44 ERA, but rumors continue to circulate about the Indians looking for an impact bullpen arm.
Jul 29 - 11:35 PM

Trevor Bauer yielded three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday.

Bauer allowed one run over the first five innings before giving up back-to-back homers to Josh Roddick and Khris Davis to begin the sixth. He then walked Billy Butler and give up a single to Yonder Alonso before being pulled. Fortunately for Bauer, Dan Otero managed to avoid any further damage. Bauer fanned four and walked two and has now failed to complete six innings in four out of his last five starts. He’ll bring a 3.64 ERA into a start against the Twins next week.
Jul 29 - 11:35 PM

Carlos Santana slugged a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs Friday against the Athletics.

He got the Indians on the board in the sixth inning before they plated four runs in the seventh to move in front. Santana is now up to 22 homers on the year, so he’s in strong position for a new career-high. He hit 27 homers in 2011 and 2014. He also has a chance to set a new career-high in runs scored as the Indians’ leadoff man.
Jul 29 - 11:34 PM

Indians activated RHP Zach McAllister from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the last three weeks with a hip injury. McAllister will return to a setup role.
Jul 29 - 4:28 PM

Indians placed RHP Jeff Manship on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with right wrist tendinitis.

It's unclear how long he's been dealing with the ailment, but it shouldn't keep him sidelined too long. Manship holds a 3.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 37 relief appearances this season.
Jul 29 - 4:27 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed three earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.

Trea Turner smacked a two-run single in the top of the second and Daniel Murphy went yard for a solo shot in the top of the sixth. Carrasco was otherwise decent, yielding only one other hit while striking out five. He'll carry a 7-4 record and 2.45 ERA into his next scheduled start at home against the light-hitting Twins.
Jul 27 - 3:26 PM

Indians RHP prospect Adam Plutko retired the first 22 batters he faced Tuesday in a loss for Triple-A Columbus.

He lost his bid for a perfect game on an eighth-inning single by Norfolk second baseman Corban Joseph. Plutko finally got the hook after allowing two runs and three hits over 7 1/3 innings of work. The Clippers' offense let Plutko down by scoring once on only five hits. The 24-year-old has gone 2-4 with a 4.71 ERA in eight starts since getting called up from Double-A Akron earlier this season. Cleveland boasts one of the league's deepest starting rotations so it might be a while before Plutko gets an opportunity in the big leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 27 - 2:25 PM

Francisco Lindor finished 3-for-5 including a game-winning, walk-off single as the Indians came back to beat the Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded and one out, Lindor hit an Oliver Perez pitch just past a drawn-in infield to give the Indians the victory. It capped a good night at the dish for the 22-year-old, who now has multiple hits in four of his last six games. Lindor has been one of the most productive all-around hitters in the league to this point, batting .307/.362/.460 with 12 homers, 50 RBI, 68 runs scored and 13 steals.
Jul 26 - 11:25 PM


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