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Indians | Zach McAllister's fastball key

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:54:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister lives and dies by his fastball, and part of his success in his outing Wednesday, April 16, was his ability to effectively locate his high fastball when needed. He has a 2.04 ERA through three starts this year, and he's only given up one run while striking out 11 and walking two in 13 2/3 frames in his last two outings.

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Indians | John Axford working on control

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:49:41 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP John Axford, who has five saves in six chances this year, has been working to lower his high walk rate; through eight games and 6 2/3 innings this year, he has six walks. "It's really just a matter of making sure I attack the hitters," Axford said, "and do that a little more aggressively than what I have been. That still remains a focus of mine when I go out there. I just have to make sure I accomplish it."

Fantasy Tip: Axford's success this year in the closer role will either live or die by how well he controls all of his pitches. He's been a slow starter in his career, but it's concerning to see him walking this many out of the gates. If this trend continues, he could be in line for some shaky outings.

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Indians | Michael Bourn feels good

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:45:17 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in his return from the disabled list Wednesday, April 16, and he was able to test his hamstring in the outfield. "It felt great," Bourn said. "It's always great to get back out there and play with your teammates, man. That's the thing I've been waiting on for the last two, two and a half weeks. The conditions (Wednesday) ... I chose a good one to come back, when it was almost 20 degrees out there. It felt like it with that wind blowing a little bit. Hey, I was just happy to be out there and be a part of the team."

Fantasy Tip: Bourn will likely be rested more often than normal as he works his way back, however. Continue to check if he's in the starting lineup before automatically assuming he should be in your starting lineup.

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Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera struggling with approach

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:04:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has always been a free swinger in his career, and he admits that the first pitch is often the best pitch to take advantage of with opposing pitchers trying to get ahead. However, Cabrera is batting only .188 with a .111 average through nine at-bats that end on the first pitch this year. However, manager Terry Francona said the team will not ask Cabrera to alter his approach at the plate.

Fantasy Tip: It's a small sample size so far this season, so don't blow it too far out of proportion. Expect his average on balls put in play on the first pitch to progress more toward his career numbers as the season progresses.

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Indians | Hoping to keep Ryan Raburn in lineup

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.

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Indians | David Murphy hot

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:44 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy was hitting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and 10 RBIs in his last seven games and was batting .500 (5-for-10) with runners in scoring position and .438 (7-for-16) with runners on base this year.

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Indians | Jason Giambi could return Friday

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:36:41 -0700

Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi (rib) went 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout with Double-A Akron Wednesday, April 16, and could be activated from the disabled list as early as Friday, April 18.

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Indians | Carlos Santana's offense affected by position switch?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana said he thinks switching between catcher and third base might be affecting his offense early this season. However, he doesn't think it'll be a season-long issue.

Fantasy Tip: Some players are affected by position switches, and Santana may be one of them. The Indians might take this into consideration and have him switching positions less often now.

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Indians | Skipper not overly concerned about John Axford

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP John Axford has allowed six walks over 5 2/3 innings this season, but manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, April 15, that he isn't terribly concerned. "We're pretty early," Francona said. "It's not like he's going out there trying to walk people. I do think that as you settle into the season and the sample size gets bigger, then you can kind of look at stuff like that."

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Indians | Jason Giambi to play rehab game Wednesday

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:30 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi (rib) is expected to play another minor-league rehab game Wednesday, April 16, with Double-A Akron. Manager Terry Francona said Giambi could be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 18. "I think that's realistic," Francona said.

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Indians | Jesus Aguilar wins award

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:08 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Jesus Aguilar was named the organization's minor league player of the week for April 4-13. He hit .417 (15 for 36) with four doubles, three homers, eight runs and eight RBI with a 1.266 OPS over the first 10 games.

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Indians | Michael Bourn activated, Nyjer Morgan sent out

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:14:17 -0700

The Cleveland Indians activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: The Indians' game Tuesday was postponed, so look for Bourn to make his season debut Wednesday. The Tribe could look to rest Bourn more often initially to ease him back in.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall activated

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:58:53 -0700

The Cleveland Indians activated 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity list Sunday, April 13, and optioned SS Justin Sellers to the minors in a corresponding move.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis continues hometown success

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:58:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis opened with a double to extend his hitting streak at U.S. Cellular Field (Comiskey Park) to 11 games. Kipnis, born in Chicago, has hits in 23 of the 24 games he's played on the Chicago White Sox's home field.

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Indians | Danny Salazar makes history

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:54:11 -0700

Updating a previous item, Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar was the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10 or more batters in four innings when he fanned 10 batters Friday, April 11, against the Chicago White Sox.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody P
Andrade Brett P
Anthony Ryan P
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Atchison Scott RP
Aviles Mike 3B
Axford John RP
Banwart Travis SP
Barnes Scott RP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Bourn Michael OF
Brach Brett SP
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Brech Alan P
Brettl Jimmy P
Brown Matt OF
Brown Mitch P
Bryson Rob P
Bunkelman Cody P
Bunton Nathan P
Burns Edwin P
Buscher Brian 3B
Butia Michael OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Cabral Noel P
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Capps Matt RP
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Carrera Ezequiel OF
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie 3B
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Cloyd Tyler SP
Collins Kyle P
Cooper David 1B
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davies Kyle SP
Davis Adam INF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Durrington Trent INF
Edmundson Kelly C
Eisenberg Michael P
Evans Kyle P
Fairchild Richard P
Fedroff Tim OF
Fields Aaron INF
Finegan Brian INF
Finocchi Michael P
Flores Osiel C
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Giambi Jason 1B
Gil Jerry P
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Hagadone Nick RP
Haley Trey P
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Head Jerad OF
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Herrmann Frank RP
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
Holt Tyler OF
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Elliot 2B
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Kottaras George C
Lacy Adam C
LaHair Bryan 1B
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Lee C.C. RP
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowe Mark RP
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Marcum Shaun SP
Martinez Jorge SS
Masterson Justin SP
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuinness Chris 1B
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Moncrief Carlos P
Montero Lucas OF
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morgan Nyjer OF
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Murphy David OF
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Outman Josh RP
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Paredes Edward P
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Franklin P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Pestano Vinnie RP
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Raburn Ryan OF
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez J.C. P
Ramirez Jose X. INF
Ray Kenny P
Rayborn Kenny P
Realini Dustin 3B
Recknagel Nate 1B
Reyes Argenis 2B
Rieck Garret P
Roberts Josh C
Roberts Will SP
Robinson Matt P
Roddy Dustin P
Rodriguez Jason INF
Roehl Scott P
Rohlinger Ryan 3B
Rojas Carlos SS
Romero J.C. RP
Rosario Gregorio P
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Santana Carlos 3B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Sellers Justin SS
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Spears Nate SS
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Stowell Bryce P
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Swisher Nick 1B
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh RP
Treanor Matt C
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Washington LeVon OF
Wendle Joey INF
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Wood Blake RP
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zagurski Michael RP
Zerbe Chad RP

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Belcher Tim TO
Callaway Mickey PC
Cash Kevin TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Nagy Charles TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Shapiro Mark TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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