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Indians | Carlos Santana to return Sunday

Fri, 29 May 2015 18:43:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana will be activated from the paternity list against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, May 31.

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.

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Indians | Jose Ramirez in two-hole

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:38:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Jose Ramirez is hitting second in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker Friday, May 29, with 1B Carlos Santana on the paternity list.

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.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis pulls off rare feat

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:08 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is the first player since Lance Berkman in May of 2008 to have at least 47 hits and score at least 28 runs in the same month.

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.

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Indians | Yan Gomes back in lineup

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:04:56 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes is starting behind the plate and hitting sixth in the order Thursday, May 28, against the Seattle Mariners.

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.

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Indians | Mike Aviles hitting second

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles will hit second in the order Thursday, May 28, against the Seattle Mariners. Aviles will move up the order with 1B Carlos Santana on the paternity list.

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.

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Indians | Carlos Santana headed to paternity list

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37:29 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana was placed on the paternity list after the birth of his daughter Thursday, May 28.

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.

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Indians | Michael Bourn better down in order

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.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis has three more hits

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:50:34 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 in a winning effort Wednesday, May 27, and is hitting .447 (46-for-103) in the month of May.

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.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco sharp against Texas

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.

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Indians | Danny Salazar had cut fingernail

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.

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Indians | X-rays negative for Carlos Santana

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.

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Indians | Mike Aviles starting at SS

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.

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Indians | Yan Gomes sitting out vs. Texas

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:52:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 27. C Roberto Perez is batting ninth and starting behind the plate Wednesday.

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.

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Indians | David Murphy batting cleanup

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:49:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy is batting fourth and playing right field against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 27.

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.

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Indians | Brandon Moss out of the lineup

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:44:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 27. OF David Murphy is batting fourth and playing right field Wednesday.

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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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
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Atchison Scott RP
Aviles Mike SS
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Bourn Michael 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
Buzachero Bubbie P
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chacin Jhoulys SP
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
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
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
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
Floyd Gavin SP
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
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
Hayes Brett C
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
Holt Tyler OF
Hood Destin OF
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
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
Lacy Adam C
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
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
Marcum Shaun SP
Marmol Carlos RP
Maronde Nick RP
Martinez Michael 2B
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
Moncrief Carlos P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Moss Brandon 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
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 Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
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 Jose SS
Ramsey James OF
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
Roth Michael SP
Ruiz Brian OF
Rzepczynski Marc RP
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Sands Jerry OF
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
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Swarzak Anthony RP
Swisher Nick 1B
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh RP
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
Walters Zach SS
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Webb Ryan RP
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

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Francona Terry MAN
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