MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/15 Recap: Bats Spoil Tomlin’s Return

Roster Update: To make room for Josh Tomlin and Ryan Raburn, Shawn Armstrong and Zach Walters were optioned back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Josh Tomlin pitched a surprising gem tonight. Aside from back to back home runs in the 5th, he was great. Unfortunately the Indians offense reverted back to its pre-Swisher/Bourn trade […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 9: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

New Look Tribe Sees Attendance Spike

Much attention has been paid to the Indians recent roster moves, particularly the trade of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to Atlanta for Chris Johnson, and the subsequent offensive increase, but there has been another increase that went less noticed. Playing against the Twins and Yankees for six games, the Indians had their highest attended […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 14: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins is out at second base as Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians turns a double play during the second inning of the game on August 14, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/14 Recap: Kluber One Hits Twins, Tribe Wins

Roster Update: While it doesn’t affect the Major League squad directly, Luigi Rodriguez of the Advanced A, Lynchburg Hillcats was suspended 80 games today for using performance enhancing drugs. The outfielder was having a breakout season and was on the short list of prospects deserving of a late season promotion. Player of the Game It was […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 8: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians runs out a double during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins defeated the Indians 10-9. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Is Abraham Almonte For Real?

The Trade Deadline was a very active time for the 2015 version of the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, the Tribe did not have the winning season that Cleveland fans envisioned and became sellers at the end of July. First, David Murphy was sent to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a minor league short stop, Eric […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.    (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/13 Recap: Bauer Digs Hole Too Deep for Offense to Climb Out

Player of the Game Never giving up, Yan Gomes‘ third hit of the night came in the ninth inning and scored Francisco Lindor from second to bring the game within two. He also doubled and scored earlier and walked, seeing him reach base in four of his five at bats. A few offensive performers had decent […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 9: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after hitting a two run home run against starting pitcher Phil Hughes #45 of the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at Progressive Field on August 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Top 10 Second Half Surprises Since 2005

Abraham Almonte and Chris Johnson have had the luck to have some of their best games ever in their first games for the Tribe this year particularly for Almonte, who’s 2 home runs and four RBI in two games are near enough to his best season totals of three and 15 in 59 games last […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Starter CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/12 Recap: Small Ball Beats Big as Tribe Takes 2nd From New York

Player of the Game As we have come to expect, the Indians got another masterful pitching performance from Danny Salazar tonight. He allowed just one run on four hits through 7.1 innings and never got in trouble until the seventh. Then, he snuck out of a one out situation with runners on second and third […]

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Alexis Pantoja & Dan Wakamatsu: Defense Starts in the Middle

When the Indians had Omar Vizquel at short stop for more than a decade, they didn’t feel inclined to worry about the position. From 1994 through 2004, the Indians took exactly one short stop in each of the first four rounds of the draft and no others before round eight. Of 88 players chosen in […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 11: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on August 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Carlos Santana

8/11 Recap: Indians Take Extra-Special, Extra-Long, Extra-Inning Win

Roster Update: Ryan Raburn was placed on the bereavement list today for unspecified reasons. He can spend up to three days away from the team before further moves would need to be made. In his place, Zach Walters will be joining the Major League club for the third time this season. Player of the Game […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 14:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians lays down a bunt against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning on May 14, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cardinals defeated the Indians 2-1.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Lonnie Chisenhall, Utility Man?

Since his recall on July 30th, after more than a month and a half in AAA, Lonnie Chisenhall has been used exclusively in right field. One of the “advantages” of being out of the play-off race early is that a trial by fire at a new position (he played just four games there in AAA, […]

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Weekend Update 8/9: Optimism is Dangerous

Caitlin Boron (@BRBBlog) on the Weekend Update. Topics covered are the new offense, the danger in optimism and colored shoes. In addition, they talk of the success of the front office and of Corey Kluber and the Indians fantastic four.

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 9: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians after Almonte hit a two run home run during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Abraham Almonte

8/9 Recap: Offense Continues, Despite Kluber. Everyone Wins

Player of the Game Corey Kluber took his most recent no hitter attempt into the seventh inning, giving up his first safety of the game with two outs in that inning to Joe Mauer. That hit aside, Kluber allowed two more hits in the ninth and his first run of the game to lose the […]

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Is It Time for a Few More Promotions?

The Minor League season comes to close nearly a month before the Major League season does, but with just about a month left, that doesn’t mean player promotions should end. In the recent past, the Indians have taken advantage of late season play-off pushes in the minors to advance players, like Francisco Lindor to Akron […]

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