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Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis (hamstring) is still considered day-to-day, and could be available off the bench Saturday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: Kipnis also hasn't been ruled out for Sunday. He has missed three of the past four games because of the injury, but the strain appears to be minor enough to not keep him out for an extended period of time. He should return to the lineup in the next few days assuming he doesn't suffer a setback of any kind.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Brantley homered for Cleveland on Friday.
Impact: Brantley is hitting .405 in his last 19 games.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Chisenhall had two hits and an RBI for Cleveland on Friday.
Impact: Chisenhall is hitting .204 against the Twins so dump him for the weekend.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Bauer did not get a decision Friday.
Impact: Bauer allowed three runs in six innings and faces the Royals next.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters (ribs) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Impact: An MRI cleared Walters of any structural damage to his rib cage earlier in the week, but he remains without a set timetable for a return to the lineup. He stretched on the field Wednesday and was used as a pinch runner Thursday, suggesting he'll be available at least in a limited capacity over the final week of the season.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Manager Terry Francona was hoping to have Kipnis back Saturday, but apparently, the team still has some reservations about the health of his injured hamstring. A return for Sunday's series finale seems entirely possible, however, with Francona saying, "I think when you say 'day-to-day,' we really are legitimately day-to-day."
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brantley was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the Indians' loss to Minnesota on Friday night.
Impact: The home run, his 20th, gives him a 20/20 season with 21 steals. With his .322 average and 95 RBI, his amazing year has a been a huge bright spot for the Indians and his fantasy owners.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bauer allowed three runs on four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six over six innings but was left with a no-decision in the Indians' 5-4 loss to Minnesota in 10 innings Friday night.
Impact: He was haunted by the long ball in this one - particularly by his arch-nemesis Oswaldo Arcia, who launched a solo shot in the third inning. Arcia entered the game 4-for-8 with three homers in his career against Bauer. He has had an up-and-down season and will sport a 4.06 ERA when he takes the mound for the last time this season at home against Kansas City.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Indians are hopeful that Kipnis (hamstring) will be able to return to the lineup Saturday, MLB.com reports. "He showed up and actually exhibited pretty good strength," manager Terry Francona said prior to Friday's game. "He's sore enough where we're not going to play him today. We would see about tomorrow, but I think we're more in that range, as opposed to four or five days. I think when you say 'day to day,' we really are legitimately day to day."
Impact: You can be sure the Indians are going to insert Kipnis back into the lineup as soon as possible as they fight for a playoff spot. He may not be running much in the last week of the season given his balky hamstring however.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Salazar gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings and struck out nine Thursday but extended his winless stretch to three games after Cleveland's 2-1 victory in 13 innings against Houston.
Impact: Salazar (6-7, 4.02 ERA) was 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA in his prior two starts.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Ramirez had three hits and scored two runs in a 2-1 win in 13 innings against Houston on Thursday.
Impact: Ramirez, now batting .254, was 3 for 23 (.130) in his previous seven games.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Friday.
Impact: A lateral meniscus tear was repaired during the procedure, and with a full recovery expected in just 6-to-8 weeks, it seems likely Raburn will back to full strength well ahead of spring training. The 33-year-old hit just .200/.250/.297 with four homers in 74 games this season.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomes is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: It appears manager Terry Francona is just getting Gomes, who has caught the last seven games for Cleveland, a breather. Roberto Perez will assume duties behind the plate. Gomes went 0-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts Thursday, but he had recorded multiple hits in three of his previous four outings.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis (hamstring) is out of the Indians' lineup Friday against the Twins, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Kipnis' leg soreness was initially described as "typical September fatigue," but he made it just seven innings Thursday before his hamstring started barking again. At this point, it doesn't seem like a major concern heading into the offseason, but the ailment may very well limit him over the final week of the season.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis (hamstring), who was held out of Wednesday's game with the same ailment, left Thursday's game after seven innings with a sore hamstring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Kipnis is obviously batting some hamstring issues right now as the Indians try to claw their way back into a playoff spot. Consider him day-to-day for now but realize he's likely not going to be at full strength for the last week of the season.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Kipnis left Thursday's 2-1, 13-inning win over the Astros after the seventh inning because of right hamstring tightness.
Impact: Kipnis, who was replaced by Mike Aviles, is listed as day to day.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Salazar delivered a dominant 7.1 innings against the Astros on Thursday, striking out nine while allowing just five hits, one walk and one run.
Impact: He didn't receive a decision, as opposing starter Scott Feldman threw eight one-run innings of his own and the game went to extras. Salazar's had pretty good results since returning to the rotation Aug. 17 -- he's allowed two or fewer runs in five of his seven starts in that span, with the only real mar on his record a six-run implosion against the Angels. He'll take on the Twins on Tuesday, searching to push his ERA back under the 4.00 mark -- it's now 4.02.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis (legs) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Kipnis sat Wednesday to combat sore legs and what was described as "typical September fatigue," but he'll return Thursday to take on right-hander Scott Feldman. The 27-year-old Kipnis could always require additional maintenance over the final week, but it's nothing to worry about heading into the offseason.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Gomes drove in both runs in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Houston.
Impact: Gomes finished 2 for 4 with his third triple. He's slugging .613 with nine RBIs over an eight-game stretch.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Carrasco struck out a career-high 12 and recorded his first shutout in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Houston.
Impact: Carrasco has been unbelievable since rejoining the Indians' rotation Aug. 17, going 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA. He's certainly someone to keep in mind when next season rolls around.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carrasco tossed a two-hit shutout Wednesday against the Astros, striking out 12 batters and walking only one.
Impact: Carrasco continues to dominate since his return to the Cleveland rotation, and this gem a was the best of his career. The right-hander sports a 5-1 record with a 1.17 ERA in 54 innings over eight outings. He'll try to keep it going Monday versus the Royals.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis was held out of the lineup Wednesday due to leg soreness and fatigue, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Kipnis has been a fixture in the Indians' lineup despite some offensive struggles, but hopefully the day off will be enough to get him back in there for the rest of the way.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters (ribs) was able to stretch prior to Wednesday's game but remained out of the lineup, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Consider Walters day-to-day for now but this could develop into something that sidelines him for the bulk of the remainder of the season.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn will need surgery on his left knee to repair his damaged meniscus, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.
Impact: This will effectively end Raburn's season, although there is no official timetable for his recovery. If it's a torn meniscus, he could be sidelined for some time. Either way, owners in most formats should look for other options.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.
Impact: As is custom, Murphy will sit with a lefty on the mound for the Astros in Brett Oberholtzer. Tyler Holt will cover right field in his stead.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kipnis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.
Impact: With the season winding down for the Indians, manager Terry Francona will find a day of rest for Kipnis, who has played on a near-everyday basis since returning from an oblique injury in May. Considering his lofty average draft position in the spring, Kipnis' season has been a major disappointment, as his numbers across the board are well below the levels of last season. At 27 years old, it's still within his capacity to turn things around, and he could be had at a relative bargain price entering the 2015 season.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kluber struck out a career-high 14 Tuesday, going seven innings while giving up just one run on seven hits and two walks against the Astros en route to his 16th win.
Impact: This was Kluber's ninth double-digit strikeout outing of the season, and he now has 244 on the season, which will make him one of the top targets among starting pitchers on draft day in 2015. He will get two more opportunities to pad those numbers this season, first on Sunday in Minnesota and then in his last start of the season Sept. 27 against the Rays.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters (ribs) is day-to-day with rib soreness after an MRI revealed no structural damage, MLB.com reports. "Structurally, he's good, so we know it's a soft tissue issue," manager Terry Francona said. "We just have to see how he responds. The trainers think this might be pretty quick."
Impact: Walters exited Monday's game early but has apparently been dealing with the injury for a few days now. He's stuck in a 3-for-35 skid at the plate, which has really cut into his playing time lately as well.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickerson has elected free agency, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Impact: Rather than accept his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, Dickerson has decided to explore his opportunities elsewhere. The 32-year-old hit just .224/.309/.327 in 41 games with the Indians this season and may have to settle for another minor league deal.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn (knee) is headed back to Cleveland to undergo an MRI, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Raburn told manager Terry Francona that he was feeling better Tuesday, after reporting little-to-no progress with his hyper-extended knee in the first few days following the injury. The fear still is that his season could be over.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters is out of the Indians' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.
Impact: Tuesday's absence will mark Walters' eighth in the team's last 10 games. The 25-year-old got off to a great start with Cleveland after being shipped from Washington at the deadline, with six homers in his first 13 games with the club, but he's just 3-for-his-last-35 and will likely only play sporadically over the remainder of the season.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santana provided all the offense for the Indians on Monday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Astros.
Impact: Santana's RBI hit got the Indians off to a good start Monday, but the first inning RBI was the only run that would cross the plate for Cleveland. Santana has been hitting very well this month, driving home 15 and connecting on five home runs in September.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McAllister was a tough-luck loser in his spot start Monday, holding the Astros to two runs in six innings.
Impact: McAllister allowed seven hits but fanned six in the outing. The righty has had a rough go of things this season, registering an unsightly 5.74 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 15 major league starts.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn (knee) is likely headed for an MRI after showing no signs of improvement Monday, MLB.com reports. "We brought him here because if he had a good day and was day-to-day, maybe let him sit for a couple of days and be good," manager Terry Francona said. "But the fact that he came in and was pretty tender, there's no way around it, he has to get looked at."
Impact: It's looking more and more likely that Raburn's season may be coming to an end if he's unable to respond to treatment quickly.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn (knee) showed little improvement Sunday and could be headed for an MRI if he doesn't make much progress in the next few days, MLB.com reports. "He won't do anything today other than get treatment, and then we'll kind of see how the next day or so goes. If he starts to improve, that's good. If he doesn't, then we'd probably think about getting him an MRI or something," manager Terry Francona said.
Impact: There's a chance that Raburn's season will come to a premature end if he doesn't improve and the MRI shows anything more significant than the hyperextension. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Cleveland's loss to Detroit on Sunday.
Impact: Brantley also swiped a base in the defeat, putting him at 21 steals for the season. He's raised his batting average from .310 to .320 in September and has logged multi-hit efforts in three straight games.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bauer allowed six hits and two runs (one earned) in five innings against Detroit on Sunday.
Impact: Bauer, who threw 47 of his 79 pitches for strikes, had a solid showing, but the bullpen was Cleveland's downfall in the loss. Bauer is next scheduled to take the bump Friday in Minnesota.
Sun. Sep 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Raburn underwent surgery on his left knee Friday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, ending his season.
Impact: He hit .200 with four homers and 22 RBIs after signing a two-year, $4.85 million contract extension in the offseason.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Murphy is out for the fourth time in five games, giving way to Ryan Rayburn in right field. While Murphy hasn't really been struggling at the plate, the team has four outfielders for three spots, and with Carlos Santana serving as the designated hitter, Murphy is the odd man out again.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramirez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Ramirez will get the day off following a 1-for-4 night at the plate and his first time getting caught stealing in nine attempts. Mike Aviles is in at shortstop in his place and will bat second.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: House will have his next start pushed back due to an unfavorable matchup against the Astros in Minute Maid Park, MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Indians wanted to throw a trio of right-handers at the Astros, so House will have his start pushed back to the weekend against the Twins. He's logged at least seven innings with no walks and no more than one earned run allowed in each of his last three starts.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn left Saturday's game with a hyper-extended right knee, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: Raburn will miss the remainder of Saturday's game and likely be considered day-to-day going forward. The team turned to Tyler Holt in right field after Raburn left, and Holt and David Murphy will likely be the candidates to play in right field while Raburn is out.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raburn left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with an undisclosed injury, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: Raburn missed time last month due to a wrist injury, but Saturday's issue is still undetermined at this point. The team will likely release information in the near future, but he's currently considered day-to-day. He was replaced by Tyler Holt in right field.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McAllister will pick up a spot start against the Astros on Monday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Indians need a sixth starter thanks to a rainout and subsequent doubleheader and will give the ball to McAllister as a result. He's 3-6 with a 5.97 ERA in 16 games with the Indians.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carrasco allowed four runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out five over 6.1 innings of a 7-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday night.
Impact: Carassco (7-5, 2.86 ERA) has been a big plus in the Indians' playoff push but he wasn't at his best in this one. Down 3-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Tigers tacked on another run and the bullpen let the game get out of hand. He'll try to get back on track in his next start against the Astros in Houston.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Santana homered in both games of a doubleheader against Minnesota on Thursday.
Impact: He matched his career high of 27 and is two shy of his 2011 RBI total of 79.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kluber (15-9) came two outs short of his second consecutive complete game Thursday against Minnesota, giving up just two runs on eight hits and striking out seven over 8.1 innings in the 8-2 victory.
Impact: With yet another terrific game, Kluber has now exceeded the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career. It's been a remarkable breakout season for the 28-year-old righty, who'll look to keep things going Tuesday against Houston as the Indians continue fighting for a wild card spot.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: House (3-3) delivered seven dominant innings Thursday in a win over the Twins, striking out eight without a walk while allowing just four hits and no runs.
Impact: Since a five-runs-in-less-than-five-innings disaster against the White Sox on Aug. 26, House has suddenly started pitching like an ace. Over his last three starts -- which include a rematch with those White Sox -- he's allowed just two runs on 16 hits in 21 innings while posting a spectacular 20:0 K:BB. House has a legit chance to keep the good times rolling in his next start, which will come Wednesday against Houston.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomes is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Impact: Roberto Perez will step in behind the plate to catch start T.J. House in Game 2, after Gomes went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer in the front half of the twin bill.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chisenhall is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Indians' doubleheader with the Twins on Thursday.
Impact: Chisenhall got the start at third base in Game 1, going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. He'll just receive a rest for the second game, giving way to Mike Aviles.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santana homered in each game of Thursday's doubleheader, giving him 27 homers for the season.
Impact: Santana's homered five times in September after hitting just two homers in August and has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aviles has passed his concussion tests and will be available to play in Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: While Aviles is not in the lineup for Game 1, it sounds as though he will be available off the bench and should return to face right-hander Ricky Nolaso in the nightcap. Aviles, who was cleared by the team as well as Major League Baseball, is 7-for-11 with a homer in his career against Nolasco.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the Indians' doubleheader with the Twins on Thursday.
Impact: It's a little odd that Murphy is out of the lineup with a right-hander in Kyle Gibson on the mound for Game 1, but he'll give way in right field to Tyler Holt nonetheless. The Twins will bring another righty to the hill for Game 2, so there's a good chance that Murphy will still get his fair share of at-bats Thursday.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
Impact: Walters has been losing playing time lately, as this will mark the fourth time since the start of September that he won't be in the starting lineup. Aside from the power department, he's struggled for much of the year, slashing just .163/.221/.400 since joining the team. Unless he quickly improves upon his 2-for-17 start to the month, Walters may continue to lose more starts going forward.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Ramirez went 3 for 5 with a double in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
Impact: Ramirez has three three-hit games in September, but went hitless in the other six.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: House will not make his scheduled start Wednesday night due to the postponement of Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Impact: The Indians and Twins will play a doubleheader Thursday to make up for Wednesday's rainout. House is scheduled to start the second game of Thursday's twin bill and face off against Ricky Nolasco.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Despite lasting eight innings Tuesday, Bauer (5-8) took the loss, giving up four earned runs on four hits while walking one and fanning eight against the visiting Twins.
Impact: The eight punchouts were nice for the 23-year-old, but they unfortunately weren't enough as the snakebitten Bauer has now earned just one win in his last 10 starts. He'll bring his 4.12 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Detroit on Sunday to face the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aviles (concussion) could return soon as soon as he's able to take live batting practice, MLB.com reports. "If you see him now, he looks like night and day. He feels it. He's starting to get antsy. He's pushing the trainers. That's all good signs," manager Terry Francona said.
Impact: Aviles is hitting just .245 on 97 games this year and won't have much of a role waiting for him when he is able to rejoin the lineup. He could be back by the weekend if he continues to progress well.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickerson has been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.
Impact: With the move, he's no longer on the 40-man roster, leaving Cleveland with six vacancies to add players between now and the Rule 5 Draft in December.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Carrasco tossed another gem against the White Sox on Sunday, allowing four hits over 8 2-3 innings in a 2-0 win.
Impact: Carrasco is 4-0 with an 0.70 ERA in six starts since rejoining the rotation.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chisenhall provided all the offense for the Indians on Monday afternoon, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run.
Impact: The third baseman has cooled off considerably since the end of June, and September had been no exception before Monday's big day. Chisenhall's blast was his 13th of the season, but just his second since August 4. Despite slowing down considerably, Chisenhall still owns a .291 batting average to go with his 13 homers and 55 RBI.
Mon. Sep 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Salazar was roughed up Monday afternoon, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings against the Angels.
Impact: One start after tossing a complete game shutout, Salazar crashed back to earth Monday in a rough fifth inning. Both Kole Calhoun and David Freese took Salazar deep after the hurler managed to keep the Angels off the board for the first four innings. The young righty will look to bounce back against the Tigers this weekend.
Sun. Sep 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Santana hit his 25th home run in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Impact: For all his early season struggles, he's just two homers shy of matching his career high and seven RBIs away from his 2011 mark of 79.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brantley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Cleveland's victory over the White Sox on Sunday.
Impact: Brantley, slashing .317/.375/.497 with 18 home runs, 89 RBI and 19 stolen bases on the year, extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the win. During the streak, Brantley is hitting .452 (19-for-42) with six doubles, six RBI and three stolen bases.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carrasco struck out eight and allowed just four hits in 8.2 innings of scoreless ball in a 2-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Impact: Carrasco has been lights out since getting another shot in the rotation. He hasn't allowed more than one earned run in any of his last six starts, dropping his ERA from 3.88 to 2.69 in the process. In that streak, which spans 38.2 innings, Carrasco has posted a sparkling 42:4 K:BB ratio. The 27-year-old gets a crack at the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: Walters' issues with making contact have loosened his grip on a regular role with the Tribe, as he'll sit for the second consecutive day. The rookie possesses as much power potential as any player on the team, but it'll be hard for him to get on base with any regularity if he continues to strike out in 35.2 percent of his plate appearances.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomes is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: It looks like Gomes is strictly receiving the day off for rest-related reasons, as he's started the previous six games. Roberto Perez will be behind the plate Sunday, working in a battery with pitcher Carlos Carrasco.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Walters is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.
Impact: Walters started the last three games but will get a day off Saturday. He has nine home runs in 115 at-bats but owns just a .183 batting average and .248 OBP on the season.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kluber tossed a complete game and struck out eight en route to his 14th win of the season Saturday.
Impact: After making mechanical tweaks in between starts, Kluber got back on a track in a big way Saturday. The White Sox could only muster an unearned run against him in what turned out to be a complete game, five-hitter for the right-hander. Kluber will face the Twins at Progressive Field on Thursday in his next scheduled start.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ramirez had three hits and a stolen base in Saturday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Impact: Ramirez has excelled since being bumped up to the second spot in the batting order, and his recent play figures to keep prospect Francisco Lindor down at Triple-A Columbus until their playoff run is over. It's hard to imagine Ramirez not getting regular playing time the rest of the way, even if Lindor is called up.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aviles (concussion) is beginning to feel better and hopes to resume normal baseball activities in the next few days, MLB.com reports. "Those first few days, he kind of looked under the weather. Again, he'll just start to pass milestones or tests along the way, and when he gets clearance, we'll get him back doing baseball stuff," manager Terry Francona said.
Impact: Aviles could begin to start running and swinging a bat early next week, but nothing is certain so far. He's most likely out until the middle part of next week in a best-case scenario.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dickerson (back) is out of the Indians' lineup again Saturday.
Impact: Evidently, the back tightness that resulted in Dickerson's scratch from Thursday's lineup has yet to subside. Tyler Holt will man right field Saturday after Ryan Raburn occupied the position the previous two days.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck was acquired from the Angels by the Indians for cash considerations and will join the team Saturday.
Impact: Shuck will give the Indians some speed off the bench and an extra body for September but doesn't figure to make much of an impact.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | STATS
News: The Indians activated Murphy from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
Impact: Murphy strained a right oblique muscle Aug. 9 and was placed on the disabled list the following day. He's batting .262 with seven homers and 55 RBIs in 109 games.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | STATS
News: The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder J.B. Shuck from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for cash considerations.
Impact: Shuck, a left-handed hitter, batted .167 with two homers and nine RBIs in 22 games this season for Los Angeles. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he hit .320 with five homers and 57 RBIs in 102 games. The Angels designated him for assignment Tuesday.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Salazar was outstanding Wednesday, scattering eight hits with nine strikeouts in a complete-game 7-0 win over Detroit.
Impact: Salazar is 2-0 with an 0.45 ERA in his last three starts.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Ramirez finished with three hits, two doubles, in Wednesday's 7-0 win over Detroit.
Impact: Ramirez had been 2 for 16 over his previous four contests, including Sunday's suspended game.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Aviles is sidelined because of a concussion.
Impact: Aviles was injured in the first inning Monday when he attempted to make a diving catch of a fly ball in right field. He remained in the game, but misjudged a ball two innings later and was removed because of a sore neck.
Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | STATS
News: The Indians have activated outfielder Ryan Raburn from the disabled list.
Impact: Raburn was placed on the DL on Aug. 19 with a sore right wrist he injured while making a diving catch. Raburn will bat seventh as the designated hitter Tuesday night when the Indians, routed 12-1 by Detroit in the opener, continue their four-game series against the Tigers.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | STATS
News: The Indians have activated veteran slugger Jason Giambi from the disabled list after he was sidelined for nearly three months.
Impact: Giambi has been on the 60-day disabled list since June 12 with knee soreness. The 43-year-old recently did a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron.