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Indians prospect makes history with 4-HR game

April 18, 2019

Will Benson, known for his incredible raw power, made history on Thursday night, becoming the first player in Class A Lake County history to homer four times in one night. Benson homered in each of his first four at-bats and finished 4-for-5 with eight RBIs in a 12-6 win over

Five AL Central prospects worth watching

April 11, 2019

The dig against the American League Central has been the same for the last couple of years: Too many rebuilding teams. Philosophically, the days of teams trying to stockpile veteran free agents to compete with the star-studded Tigers are over. The flip side of that complaint, however, is a wave

Johnson among prospects to be reassigned

Outfielder acquired in Yan Gomes trade has had impressive spring
March 15, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The core group of the Indians’ top Minor League prospects have finished up their time at big league Spring Training, including 23-year-old outfielder Daniel Johnson, who made quite a first impression on his new organization. On Friday morning, the Indians announced that they optioned right-hander Chih-Wei Hu

Indians farm poised to crack list of MLB's Top 10

March 12, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Simultaneously building a winner at the big league level and a strong farm system is difficult because those two goals often can be at cross purposes. It's no coincidence that the organizations in MLB Pipeline's new Top 10 Systems rankings include just three playoff clubs from a

Around the Horn: Perez ready to step up

Former platoon catcher in line for starting spot; Plawecki brings fresh look to Tribe
January 18, 2019

In the final weeks prior to Spring Training, will be going around the horn to examine each area of the Indians' 2019 roster. This installment focuses on Cleveland's catchers.When the Indians traded catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals at the end of November, all eyes quickly turned to Roberto

Here's why a 3-team Kluber deal could happen

Breaking down report of potential trade between Tribe, Reds, Padres
January 15, 2019

The Reds need a starting pitcher. The Padres are looking for a third baseman. The Indians would like to add outfielders. Could there be a match that would help all three clubs?The Athletic reported on Monday that the Padres had explored a potential three-team trade between the clubs that would

OF prospect Johnson among six Tribe NRIs

Former Nats Minor League Player of the Year was acquired in Gomes deal
January 11, 2019

The Indians will be getting their first look at newly-acquired outfield prospect Daniel Johnson this spring.Johnson, who is ranked No. 12 among Indians prospects by MLB Pipeline, is one of six non-roster Spring Training invitees that Cleveland announced Friday morning.The 23-year-old was acquired from the Nationals on Nov. 30 as

Tribe could get creative at Winter Meetings

Antonetti & Co. may look for major trade to help Indians in long term
December 7, 2018

One need not stretch the metaphoric muscles much to come up with some kind of allegory linking the gambling that goes down in Las Vegas with the wheeling and dealing that goes down at baseball's Winter Meetings. That the two will be intertwined at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Tribe lands righty Lockett in trade with Padres

November 20, 2018

The Indians and Padres made a minor trade in advance of Tuesday's Rule 5 Draft deadline.Cleveland acquired right-hander Walker Lockett from San Diego in exchange for right-hander Ignacio Feliz. Lockett is now on the Tribe's 40-man roster, while the Padres freed up a roster spot with the move and landed

Indians bolster outfield with Martin from Tigers

Club also receives Minor Leaguer from Detroit in return for prospect Castro
July 31, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was not a blockbuster move that stole the spotlight on a hectic Tuesday around the Majors, but it was a trade that made a lot of sense for the Indians.Prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Tribe reeled in center fielder Leonys Martin from

No. 1 catching prospect Mejia gets brief callup

July 14, 2018

CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona has raved about Shane Bieber's poise and composure on the mound, and the rookie right-hander will have a chance to keep impressing his club in the second half.In the meantime, Francisco Mejia -- the Tribe's top prospect and the No. 15 prospect in the

Indians call up top prospect Mejia

June 11, 2018

The Indians called up Francisco Mejia, who is the team's No. 1-ranked prospect and No. 11 overall according to MLB Pipeline, optioned right-hander Evan Marshall to Triple-A Columbus and released pitcher Matt Belisle from his Minor League contract on Monday.Mejía, 22, has spent the entire season to date in Triple-A Columbus,

Tribe scouting director thrilled with '18 Draft

Barnsby: 'I don't think we could have been any more prepared'
June 6, 2018

CLEVELAND -- Scott Barnsby has had plenty of experience inside the Indians' Draft room, and the first-year director of amateur scouting is optimistic his picks from the 2018 MLB Draft will plant the seeds for the Tribe's long-term success.• Draft Tricker: Every Indians pickBarnsby, who's been with Cleveland's amateur scouting department

SS Palacios headlines Day 2 of Indians' Draft

Towson star becomes 4th member of family to make it to pro ball
June 5, 2018

CLEVELAND -- It's not every day a family is blessed with a call from a Major League team during the Draft.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Indians Draft pickBut for the Richard Palacios and his family, Tuesday afternoon marked the fourth time such a family member has received a Draft call,