Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:21:00 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Carlos Carrasco threw 2 1/3 innings for the save Monday, June 16, in place of resting RP Bryan Shaw and CL Cody Allen.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:20:42 -0700
Cleveland Indians RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw will be monitored so they're not used too much. "Because they'll say yes [if I summon them to pitch], I need to check myself sometimes," manager Terry Francona said.
Fantasy Tip: Allen is the clear-cut closer according to his recent use, so maybe Francona will ease up when the situation does not call for a save. Shaw continues to be useful as a handcuff and RP innings filler in deep leagues.
Wed, 21 May 2014 06:52:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Bryan Shaw worked scoreless seventh and eighth innings and entered the game with the team up 5-2 Tuesday, May 20. RP Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation.
Fantasy Tip: It appears the team was looking to use Allen in the ninth if a save chance presented itself.
Mon, 12 May 2014 06:47:42 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Bryan Shaw recorded his second save Sunday, May 11.
Fantasy Tip: Cody Allen is the favorite to take over because of his dominant stuff, but Shaw is in the lead right now.
Sat, 10 May 2014 14:48:54 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have removed RP John Axford from the closer role. There won't be a set ninth-inning arm, but Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw will see chances, per Terry Francona.
Fantasy Tip: Allen and Shaw, in that order, are your best pickups, and going further down the chart right now in mixed leagues with Atchison and Rzepczynski for speculation won't pay off. Ax will work in less stressful innings but could get the job back down the line. Your commitment depends on your roster structure and need to wait this out.
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:53:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP John Axford worked with pitching coach Mickey Callaway, and Axford noticed a flaw in his posture that was affecting his breaking pitch. The two have also been working on tweaking Axford's arm slot to reduce the run on his fastball, and Axford felt he had improvement in both areas in his outing Wednesday, May 7, when he had a scoreless ninth inning. He had allowed four runs and three walks in 1 1/3 innings in his last two appearances (one blown save and a loss).
Fantasy Tip: Axford's shaky outings of late has many speculating that Cody Allen or even Bryan Shaw may start to see some save chances in his stead. Allen should be your first target if you're speculating for a change at the back end of the 'pen, but it might be a little premature, especially if Axford's fixes take hold.
Wed, 07 May 2014 06:15:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Bryan Shaw filled in for CL John Axford and recorded the save Tuesday, May 6.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:22:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano joins RPs John Axford, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman as pitchers who have secured jobs in the bullpen for manager Terry Francona. That leaves Ps Scott Atchison, C.C. Lee, Blake Wood, Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin still in camp as possibilities for one or two jobs available.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:10:56 -0800
The Cleveland Indians reached deals with P Austin Adams, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, SP T.J. House, RP Colt Hynes, SP Corey Kluber, RP C.C. Lee and RP Bryan Shaw Tuesday, March 4. Each of the players have fewer than three years of service time. Terms of the deals were undisclosed.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:43:46 -0800
If the Cleveland Indians do not bring in a candidate to close from outside of the organization, RPs Cody Allen, Matt Capps, Vinnie Pestano and Bryan Shaw are the likely leading candidates to replace RP Chris Perez in the closer's role.