Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:11:03 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (head, neck) was dealing with neck stiffness and a headache Sunday, June 29, after making a diving catch Saturday, June 28. Manager Terry Francona said Raburn will be monitor over the next few days.
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.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:02:04 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn was receiving plenty of playing time when OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) was on the disabled list. Now that Bourn is back, manager Terry Francona will try to find ways to keep Raburn in the lineup consistently. "Early on, I don't think Bourny is probably going to play 10 in a row," Francona said. "Raburn is going to get a lot of at-bats. Whether it's left field, right field, maybe even a game at first, he's going to get a lot of at-bats."
Fantasy Tip: Raburn should be owned in all AL-only leagues, even with Bourn back. Raburn can serve as the designated hitter while also platooning in the outfield with David Murphy.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:02:48 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona started OF Ryan Raburn as the designated hitter Monday, March 31, against the Oakland Athletics. "He had the highest OPS of our team last year," Francona said. "People look at him as a role player. I don't know that that necessarily has to be the case. He's got some thump in that bat."
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:18:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) is still a bit sore, but he plans to serve as the designated hitter Wednesday, March 19, and play in a minor league game Thursday, March 20.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:26:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) is being held out another day Monday, March 10, after bruising his left knee Friday, March 7. Raburn is scheduled to be the designated hitter in a B game Tuesday, March 11.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:49:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) did not play Saturday, March 8, or Sunday, March 9, because of a bruised knee but may be cleared to play Monday, March 10.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:07:49 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) left the game early Friday, March 7, with a right knee bruise after colliding with the outfield wall.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:24:22 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn cut back on his normal running during the offseason to give his legs time to heal. He battled calf, heel and Achilles' injuries to both legs last season. "I just rested and let the body take care of itself," Raburn said. He is expected to see most of his playing time in right field, platooning with OF David Murphy.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:17:27 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy will make $5.5 million next year and $6 million in 2015. The team has a $7 million option for the 2016 season that includes a $500,000 buyout. Murphy hit a career-low .220 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 142 games with the Texas Rangers last year and can play all three outfield positions. The Tribe will use him in all three spots, and he's expected to see the most time in right field, where he can platoon with OFs Ryan Raburn or Drew Stubbs.