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Indians | Cleveland interested in Will Smith

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:15:15 -0700

The Cleveland Indians have expressed interest in trading for Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Cleveland has been searching for left-handed bullpen help for a while and Smith would likely be used in a setup role if he lands there. He is 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 24 appearances this season, with eight walks and 18 strikeouts over 19 1/3 innings.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


Indians | Carlos Carrasco solid in loss

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:05:30 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco logged another quality start, albeit in defeat, as he fell to the Washington Nationals in his outing Wednesday, July 27. The right-hander went six innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks. He also racked up five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Carrasco unfortunately had to go against the nearly unbeatable Stephen Strasburg in this one, and although he took the loss, he was still able to log his eighth quality start in his past nine tries. At 7-4 with a 2.45 ERA on the year, owners have to be thrilled with their decision to select Carrasco on draft day.

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Indians | Juan Uribe sitting vs. Nationals

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:20:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe is receiving semi-regular playing time despite owning a .209/.262/.336 slash line and sitting with nine errors through 67 games. His fantasy stock is crumbling, as Jose Ramirez is hitting well (.285/.347/.396 line) and proving competent at third base. It's time to replace Uribe.

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Indians | Danny Salazar shaky in no-decision

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:45:16 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed four runs - three earned - and four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision Tuesday, July 26, against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Salazar's ERA has slowly crept up from 2.22 to 2.89 in four starts since June 29. Despite the fact he has allowed 14 earned runs over 22 innings during the shaky stretch, he remains a must-start in all fantasy formats.

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Indians | Two XBH for Jason Kipnis

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:44:46 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored Tuesday, July 26, against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Kipnis is enjoying his finest month at the plate, hitting .341 with eight doubles, five homers, seven RBIs and 18 runs scored with an OPS in excess of 1.000. He remains a must-start fantasy option across the board.

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Indians | Michael Brantley thinks he can help team

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:33:37 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (biceps, shoulder) has been hitting in a batting cage over the past few days and believes he will still be able to make an impact on the team this season.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley probably is still a few weeks away from rejoining team but could return in September if he does not suffer a setback. Owners can keep holding onto Brantley if they have the roster space because he is a solid fantasy contributor when healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian


Indians | Cleveland looking at Eduardo Nunez

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:26:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez is a player the Cleveland Indians have considered pursuing leading up to the trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez is hitting .298 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI this season and likely will be an option for several teams if available. It is not known where he would play if the Indians acquired him, but he would still be a solid fantasy option.

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Indians | Rajai Davis leading off

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:06:30 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is batting first in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Tuesday, July 26. 1B Carlos Santana is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Davis has four hits and one RBI over the last four games and would receive extra at-bats if he remains in the leadoff spot. Davis can be an option in daily fantasy leagues but is not a strong option. Santana has posted solid numbers this season and is a fine starting option in most leagues.

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Indians | Cleveland sitting two players

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:05:19 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall and OF Tyler Naquin are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Tuesday, July 26. INF Jose Ramirez will start in left field, while 3B Juan Uribe will start at third base and is batting seventh. OF Abraham Almonte will start in right field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Uribe has struggled this month and is hitting only .128 with four RBI during that span. Owners probably should not use Uribe in their lineups. Almonte has only four hits in his last 12 games and can also be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Indians | Cleveland promotes OF duo to Columbus

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:15:36 -0700

Cleveland Indians OFs Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier were promoted to Class AAA Columbus Sunday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmer boasts a power-speed combo and posted 14 home runs and 33 stolen bases with a .253/.371/.471 slash line through 407 plate appearances with Akron this season. Similarly, Frazier registered 13 home runs and 13 stolen bases with a .276/.365/.469 line over 391 plate appearances with Akron. Both outfielders are just players to watch in yearly leagues this year, but a September cup of coffee could be in the cards. Stay tuned for updates on Cleveland's top two prospects.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MiLB.com - Daren Smith


Indians | Two Indians promoted to AAA

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:01:57 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Clint Frazier and OF Bradley Zimmer were promoted to Class AAA Columbus Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmer had a .253-14-53 line with 33 steals at Class AA Akron, and Frazier had a .276-13-48 line with 13 steals at Akron. Neither is likely to make a big impact this season, though a September callup is possible. Both are worth having in dynasty leagues and could be in the mix next spring training.

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Indians | Corey Kluber denied 10th victory

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:33:25 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber settled for his second straight no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 24, after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out eight over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Kluber left after Cleveland tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning. The former Cy Young Award winner has been mostly magnificent since a rough June 15 start at the Kansas City Royals increased his ERA to 3.94. Over the next six outings, Kluber has worked at least seven frames and fanned at least seven five times. He'll be a strong bet to collect that elusive 10th win next Sunday when he is slated to face the Oakland Athletics.

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Indians | Cody Allen tagged with fourth loss

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:48:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen was charged with two unearned runs in the ninth inning and took the loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 24. Pedro Alvarez reached base on a throwing error following a strikeout to lead off the inning and pinch hitter Nolan Reimold belted a tiebreaking, two-out home run to left-center to end it.

Fantasy Tip: Even though it was a non-save situation, the timing of this is a bit ironic since Cleveland reportedly became the favorite to land Aroldis Chapman this weekend. Such a move would obviously strengthen the Indians' bullpen, but it would also remove Allen from the closer's role and make him nearly worthless in most fantasy leagues that do not score holds. Owners should to start preparing for that possibility as soon as possible.

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Indians | Rajai Davis sitting vs. Baltimore

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:22:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Davis is in a loose split for playing time with Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez, and the veteran Davis could be the odd-man out most frequently against righties. Davis has been solid this season with 48 runs, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .263/.323/.420 slash line, but fewer at-bats going forward would be a serious hindrance to his fantasy value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian


Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall returns

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:15:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) returned to the lineup Saturday, July 23, hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall is hitting .309 this month without a lot of damage. He's a low-end option against Kevin Gausman.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Aiken Brady P
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Almonte Abraham OF
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody SP
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Benson Will OF
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Branyan Russell 1B
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
Butler Joey OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlin Luke C
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie OF
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choice Michael OF
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Colon Joseph P
Cowgill Collin OF
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
Davis Rajai OF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Dunatov Jordan P
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
Gil Jerry P
Gimenez Chris C
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Hunter Tommy RP
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
Kaminsky Rob P
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Lacy Adam C
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Manship Jeff RP
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Maronde Nick RP
Martin Josh P
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Molleken Dustin P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Napoli Mike 1B
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Olson Tyler P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Otero Dan RP
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Quiroz Guillermo C
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez Jose 3B
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
Ruiz Brian OF
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Santana Carlos 1B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Sheffield Justus P
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Jordan OF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Stamets Eric SS
Stammen Craig RP
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh SP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Uribe Juan 3B
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Belcher Tim TO
Bere Jason PC
Callaway Mickey PC
Chernoff Mike TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Gillispie Paul TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Hawkins Carter TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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