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Indians recall Bradley, designate Bauers

@MandyBell02
June 5, 2021

BALTIMORE -- It’s time for the Indians to give first baseman Bobby Bradley a chance to prove what he can do at the Major League level. The club announced Saturday afternoon it had recalled Bradley and reliever Blake Parker. In corresponding moves, Cleveland designated first baseman Jake Bauers and optioned

Owen Miller makes debut with Cleveland

@MandyBell02
May 23, 2021

CLEVELAND -- Owen Miller’s family was expecting to attend his younger brother Noah’s high school graduation on Sunday afternoon, but when he called Saturday night to let them know he was going to be making his MLB debut on Sunday, the family quickly altered its plans. Miller, 24, had just

Hentges struggles; rotation issues persist

@MandyBell02
May 18, 2021

The one thing no one has been used to over the last few years: Cleveland's rotation struggling. And now, all eyes will move to Zach Plesac, who has been red-hot of late, to help pull the team out of the hole it’s dug itself. Another short outing from a Cleveland

Miller raking in Triple-A, knocking on door

@MandyBell02
May 16, 2021

For a moment on Sunday morning, Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti was concerned that something had happened to infield prospect Owen Miller the night before. “Someone asked me this morning, ‘Hey, is Owen Miller OK?’” Antonetti said. “I’m like, ‘I think so. Why, what happened?’ They said, ‘He

These 5 AL Central prospects ready for bigs

@anne__rogers
May 6, 2021

The Minor League season is off and running, giving teams a wide pool of prospects who are vying for an opportunity at the Major League level at some point. Some are knocking on the door already, while others could use this season to force their way onto big league rosters

Where CLE Top 30 prospects are starting '21

May 3, 2021

With the Minor League season opening on May 4, here's where the Indians' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Nolan Jones (MLB No. 30), 3B -- Columbus (Triple-A)
  2. Tyler Freeman (MLB No. 85), SS -- Akron (Double-A)
  3. Bo Naylor, C (MLB No. 99) -- Akron (Double-A)

Notes: Sandlin called up; Hentges to rotation

@garciamegan_
April 30, 2021

There’s a renewed excitement surrounding the Cleveland bullpen. Nick Sandlin, Cleveland's No. 30 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and his unique sidearm delivery will help bolster an already dominant bullpen after earning his Major League callup a couple of days ago. Following the Indians' 10-2 loss to the Twins on Wednesday,

Indians Minor League Spring Training report

@JimCallisMLB
April 30, 2021

The Indians have a farm system on the rise, and its greatest strength is its collection of advanced young hitters. Four of their best will play at High A Lake County this year, despite possessing six games of full-season experience between them. Outfielder George Valera and middle infielders Brayan Rocchio,

These farm systems could jump in 2021

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 28, 2021

The 2021 Minor League season begins at last next Tuesday, and that is cause for many celebrations. Among the reasons for joy is the fact that wide-ranging prospect evaluations will no longer be static. Games against actual competition will give us the best looks at Minor Leaguers' skills that we've

Fun facts for every Low-A East team

Explore a sprawling league that includes Augusta, Zebulon and plenty in-between
@BensBiz
April 26, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the ninth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all 12 High-A Central teams

A dozen teams, six states and plenty of interesting nuggets from America's heartland
@BensBiz
April 14, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the sixth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Clase's closer case; Rosario adapting to OF

@MandyBell02
April 10, 2021

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland reliever Emmanuel Clase entered Spring Training determined to win the club’s closing job. The hard-throwing righty missed the entire 2020 season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, but he didn’t want that to hinder his opportunities for ‘21. Cleveland was more familiar with James Karinchak and his

Fun facts for all 12 Double-A Northeast teams

Explore a league populated by iconic logos, slick-fielding announcers and scenic coasters
@BensBiz
April 7, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fourth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Allen earns final spot in Indians rotation

@MandyBell02
March 28, 2021

The Indians’ final position battle has been decided. After settling on everything with the position players earlier last week, the Indians finalized their pitching staff on Sunday, informing Logan Allen that he’ll be in the rotation. Cal Quantrill will start the year in the bullpen. “We informed Logan Allen that

Notes: CF competition, prospects impressing

@castrovince
March 19, 2021

Oscar Mercado started in center field in the Tribe's 9-4 loss to the Rockies at Salt River Fields on Friday. But the question of who will get the bulk of the starts there in the regular season remains a vexing one. Even if it were just Mercado and Bradley Zimmer

Tribe's up-and-coming farm one to watch

@castrovince
March 19, 2021

MLB Pipeline unveiled its top 10 farm systems going into the 2021 season this week, and Cleveland did not make the cut. But check back in a few months. What’s striking about the Tribe’s top 30 prospects list for 2021 -- in the aftermath of blockbuster trades that sent Mike

Notes: McKenzie; 1B battle; Rosario plans

@MandyBell02
March 18, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The last two spots of the Indians' rotation could be made up of some combination of Triston McKenzie, Cal Quantrill and Logan Allen. At this point, it’s still anybody’s race, but after McKenzie proved that he could compete at the big league level last season, it’s easy

Tribe faces hard choices as battles tighten

@MandyBell02
March 15, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Indians entered Spring Training with more uncertainty about their roster than they’ve had over the last few years. The Tribe has had three weeks of Cactus League games to get an idea of who the top candidates may be. But now, it’s crunch time. “We even

Jones, McKenzie bond over No. 1 status

@MandyBell02
March 10, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Nolan Jones and Triston McKenzie showed the world just how close their bond is last year when Jones found a way to watch McKenzie’s big league debut from the top of a parking garage across the street from Progressive Field. It’s a friendship that has developed as

Here are Cleveland's 2021 Top 30 prospects

@JimCallisMLB
March 10, 2021

The Indians keep jettisoning mainstays, reducing payroll and winning. Since July 2019, they've traded Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber, Mike Clevinger, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco and declined options on Brad Hand and Carlos Santana. Nevertheless, they still finished above .500 for the eighth consecutive season in 2020 while making the

How to stand out in crowded OF? Hit 2 HRs

Prospect Johnson making it fun while showcasing his tools with Tribe
@MandyBell02
March 9, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Indians have Oscar Mercado, Bradley Zimmer, Jordan Luplow (who’s still battling an ankle sprain), Josh Naylor, Eddie Rosario, Harold Ramirez, Ben Gamel and Billy Hamilton all competing for a spot in the outfield this spring. So, where does that leave Daniel Johnson? Johnson has been trying

From OF to RP, Gose 'an easy guy to root for'

@MandyBell02
March 6, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When Indians lefty reliever Anthony Gose is on the mound and hitting 100 mph in Cactus League games, it’s hard not to wonder what his career could’ve looked like if he would’ve started out as a pitcher. But maybe this was the path he needed to preserve

Waiting is over: Leaner Bradley wants 1B job

@MandyBell02
March 5, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- When Indians first-base prospect Bobby Bradley showed up to big league Spring Training over the last two years, he knew that Carlos Santana was locked in at his position on the Tribe’s roster. But knowing the job was up for grabs heading into 2021, Bradley took it

7 players to keep an eye on in camp

@MandyBell02
March 4, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Indians are only a few days into Cactus League play, but let’s take a look at seven names that have already garnered enough attention to keep a close eye on until camp breaks in 3 1/2 weeks. Anthony Gose Gose started to really turn heads at