Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 29 May 2015 18:43:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Assuming Santana ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is back in the lineup Sunday, he is worth using on FantasyScore. He was on fire prior to going on the paternity list, posting a 1.130 OPS in his last six games.
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:38:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has been equally bad against righties and lefties this year, but he is 11-for-35 (.314) with his only homer of the year in the two-hole. It gives him some upside as a deep sleeper play this evening against Walker, but it's obviously a big risk.
Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is hitting .447 in May and has had at least one hit in all but two games. He is one of the safest options available at any position at FantasyScore right now.
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:04:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is just 1-for-8 since making his return May 24. Until Gomes can start playing every day and get into a groove offensively, he should be avoided on FantasyScore.
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting .303 on the season, thanks to a reverse split that has him hitting .345 against righties and just .277 off left-handed pitching. Aviles should be avoided on FantasyScore against lefties, like James Paxton of the Mariners, until the split corrects itself.
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Santana ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats until he returns to the lineup. Don't look now, but Santana looks to be heating up just like he did last season. He is riding a six-game hitting streak with five runs, five extra-base hits (including two home runs), six RBI and a 1.130 OPS. His buy-low window will close soon, and with catcher eligibility in a lot of formats, striking before he fully breaks out is advised.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:27:59 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn had a stolen base, two RBI and three hits in the win Wednesday, May 27, and he has hit much better since being dropped from the leadoff spot last month. Bourn has a slash line of .300/.378/.388 with 10 walks, 11 runs scored and 16 strikeouts in 80 at-bats in 27 games since being removed as the leadoff hitter April 26. He had a line of .180/.254/.213 with just six walks, six runs and 16 strikeouts in 61 at-bats in the previous 15 games.
Fantasy Tip: Most of the time, anytime a hitter is dropped that far down the lineup, it usually hurts their fantasy value. In Bourn's ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) case, it's been the opposite. However, he's still more of a low-end outfield option that should only be started against right-handers at FantasyScore. Bourn has a slash line of .204/.286/.265 against southpaws this year.
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:50:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is absolutely scorching hot in the month of May, and it has coincided with his move to the leadoff spot. He's hitting a cool .377 (46-for-122) with all five of his home runs and 18 RBI while setting the table. Continue to run with him at FantasyScore while he's hot.
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:34:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco allowed just a solo home run in eight sharp innings to beat the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 27. He allowed just five hits and struck out eight hitters to improve to 6-4 on the season. He walked one and threw 70 of his 105 pitches for strikes. Carrasco's season ERA now sits at 4.24.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) is pitching much better than his ERA and 1.26 WHIP may suggest, and he should continue to be a solid FantasyScore option throughout the season. The right-hander is striking out 10.6 hitters per nine innings in 2015.
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:04:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar (finger) had a small cut near his fingernail in the fifth inning of his outing Tuesday, May 26, but he managed to go 5 2/3 innings. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Salazar's finger was tender Wednesday, May 27. "We're going to take a day off from throwing today, get back to his bullpen (on Thursday)," Callaway said. "(We'll) probably do something like all fastballs. It really bothers him on his offspeed pitches. He really kind of yanks on that part of the finger. He should be fine for his next start."
Fantasy Tip: Salazar ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) allowed three earned runs to the Texas Rangers last night, and he struck out six. If Salazar is ready to make his next start, he should be a safe play at FantasyScore, but monitor his progress just in case. The right-hander leads the league with a 12.0 K/9 rate in 2015.
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:02:14 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana (wrist) underwent X-rays, which came back negative, after he was hit on the left wrist by a pitch Tuesday, May 26. Santana felt well enough to play Wednesday, May 27.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has already homered Wednesday afternoon, so clearly his wrist isn't bothering him too much at all. He entered the game hitting just .219 (32-for-146), though, with five home runs and 24 RBI.
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:07:03 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis Wednesday, May 27. SS Jose Ramirez will start the game on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has seen more consistent playing time since returning from a leave of absence, and he's hitting .387 (12-for-31) with a home run and three RBI in May. He's also hitting .375 (9-for-24) with a home run this year against righties. However, Aviles is still nothing more than a midrange shortstop option at FantasyScore.
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:52:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Gomes ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) from all fantasy lineups Wednesday. Gomes is expected to start every other day, as he eases his way back from a lengthy absence due to a knee injury. FantasyScore players should view Perez ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) as nothing more than a desperation flier Wednesday.
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:49:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is an excellent low-priced target for FantasyScore players Wednesday, as he is 30-for-89 (.337/.368/.494 slash line) against right-handed pitchers this season. Plus, Murphy is hitting behind the team's top three hitters.
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:44:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Moss ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He is currently mired in a 12-for-59 funk with just four runs, two home runs and six RBI over his past 16 games. Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is 30-for-89 (.337/.368/.494 slash line) against right-handed pitchers this season, and he is hitting behind the team's top three hitters. He is an excellent low-priced target Wednesday.
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