MLB News: Indians to promote C.C. Lee, demote Danny Salazar

The Cleveland Indians are set to option Danny Salazar today back to Columbus and recall right-handed reliever Chen-Chang Lee. The team just announced the move on Twitter this afternoon. Tony Lastoria at Indians Baseball Insider broke the news last night. It’s certainly sad to see Salazar go after his sensational debut yesterday afternoon, but it makes

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Indians Roster Moves: Matt LaPorta outrighted to Columbus

It appears we missed the memo on Tuesday, but we wanted to be sure to cover it today on Thanksgiving. Earlier in the week, the Cleveland Indians announced a flurry of roster moves pertaining to the official 40-man as the Rule 5 Draft approaches on Dec. 6. Most notably, first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta was outrighted

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Cleveland Sports Quick Hitters

What do you do with those little pieces of news and information that really don’t warrant a full blown post? You bundle ‘em. I give you my Cleveland Sports Quick Hitters for the week- – Josh Cribbs is in the local news again, for comments about being sick of losing after the Cincinnati game. This

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Tribe Talk: Changes Coming in the Pen?

Ah The Bullpen Mafia…..Such a cute and fun-loving group (accept for Mr. Personality Rafael Perez of course). They were the talk of the town while the Indians were in first place for a good two-thirds of the season. This group performed on and off the field, entertaining us all the way through. As we have

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Clippers Shut Down Bulls 3-0 Behind Solid Pitching from McAllister, Bullpen

IL Playoffs Round 1 – Game 1 Clippers 3, Bulls 0 (box) COL leads series 1-0 Often in a baseball playoff series, Game 1 is all about “strength versus strength” – the teams usually each send their best pitchers to the mound, and the offenses are feeling each other out. Bulls’ starter Matt Moore hadn’t

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About Those Indians Pitching Prospects: Ranking the Relievers

My series on the top pitchers in the Cleveland Indians minor league system continues today with a look at the best prospects out of the pen heading into the future. Relievers are a tricky pick in the prospect world, because very rarely – especially in the Cleveland Indians development system – are pitchers developed to

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Tribe Continues Shopping at Pacific Rim

A little less than a year ago, the Indians turned a few heads when they agreed to terms with relief pitcher Masa Kobayashi.  At 34 years of age, Kobayashi has had an up and down season that has become a little more volatile with each marginal inning pitched.  In 42 games prior to the All-Star

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