Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:39:54 -0700
The Kansas City Royals claimed RP Blake Wood off waivers from the Cleveland Indians Monday, June 2.
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:07:46 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed OF Nick Swisher (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee hyperextension Tuesday, May 27, and also put C Carlos Santana (concussion) on the 7-day concussion DL. In corresponding moves, the club recalled INF Jesus Aguilar and C George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus and designated RP Blake Wood for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Lonnie Chisenhall, who has really been hitting well this year, should take over full time at third base with Santana sidelined. Even when Santana returns, Chisenhall is a nice bat to own if he's still available on your waiver wire. It's unknown how the Tribe will replace Swisher at first, but the most likely scenario is that Ryan Raburn will see the majority of starts there while sharing with Aguilar. Consider adding Raburn in AL-only leagues.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:54 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated 1B Jason Giambi (rib) from the disabled list Monday, April 21, and optioned RP Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:09 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contracts of RP Scott Atchison and OF Nyjer Morgan from Triple-A Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: At one point, Atchison and Blake Wood were battling for the final spot in the Cleveland bullpen but both relievers ended up making the 25-man roster. Neither pitcher carries any fantasy value. On the other hand, Morgan might be worth a look in AL-only leagues, with OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) beginning the season on the disabled list.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:23:26 -0700
The Cleveland Indians optioned SP Trevor Bauer and RP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus Monday, March 24, meaning SPs Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin will battle for the final rotation spot. RPs Scott Atchison and Blake Wood are fighting for the final bullpen job. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was told he will make the active roster, as well. The Indians also re-assigned 1Bs Bryan LaHair and David Cooper and C Luke Carlin.
Fantasy Tip: Bauer can be dumped in standard mixed leagues now, but keep him on your radar. There's a chance he'll be back up soon if a rotation spot opens up.
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.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:03:22 -0800
The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with Ps Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood Monday, Dec. 2. Terms of their deals were undisclosed.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:25:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are expected to tender contracts to OFs Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs, SPs Justin Masterson and Josh Tomlin and RPs Vinnie Pestano and Marc Rzepczynski. RPs Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood, who are both recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, are borderline cases.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:30:59 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have called up Ps Preston Guilmet, Nick Hagadone and Blake Wood and C Kelly Shoppach from Triple-A Columbus. They have also purchased the contract of INF Jose X. Ramirez from Double-A Akron. In corresponding moves, INF Juan Diaz and OF Tim Fedroff have been designated for assignment.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:40:33 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have activated P Blake Wood (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. C Omir Santos was outrighted to Columbus.