Chisenhall and Ramirez now Clippers in the outfield

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When Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez were relegated to the AAA Columbus Clippers, the hope for the Cleveland Indians was that Giovanny Urshela and Francisco Lindor would play well enough to solidify themselves as the starters at third base and shortstop for the foreseeable future. Despite issues for Francisco Lindor at the plate1 , the two

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The Bowling Alley that Saved the Cavs’ Season

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With the way their season ended in mid-June — within a few lucky bounces and a bad performance from healthy eventual champion Golden State Warriors — it’s hard to remember where the Cleveland Cavaliers were in early January. That “where” was a bad psychological place, the figurative equivalent of the dark and foreboding forest through which you

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Indians to promote Cody Anderson for MLB debut on Sunday

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This Sunday, the Cleveland Indians will call up starting pitcher Cody Anderson from Triple-A Columbus to make his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 24-year-old right-hander was the Indians’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2013, but struggled in Double-A Akron last year. Anderson seems to have turned it around this year,

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Top Indians prospect Francisco Lindor to be promoted on Sunday

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After a false alarm last weekend, the day is finally here: No. 1 Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Lindor will be promoted on Sunday. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan was the first to report the news; MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian later confirmed. Last week, when Jose Ramirez was sent to Triple-A Columbus (along with Lonnie Chisenhall), many expected Lindor to

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Indians option shortstop Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus; Lindor coming soon?

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Jose Ramirez, who has had a rough first-third of the 2015 season, was optioned by the Cleveland Indians down to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers after Sunday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan first reported the news. No official announcement or corresponding move had been announced as of 5:30 p.m. EST. Ramirez,

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MLB News: Indians and Clippers Extend Affiliation Agreement

The Columbus Clippers and the Cleveland Indians announced, per press release, a two year extension of their player development contract which will now extend through the 2016 season. Ken Schnacke, President & GM, had these comments:  “These first four seasons of being affiliated with the Cleveland Indians in our new ballpark has exceeded all of

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David Huff to Make Rehab Start for Aeros Tonight

Left-hander David Huff will make a rehab start on the road for the Double-A Akron Aeros tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Aeros will be facing off against the Reading Phillies. Huff, 27, is recovering from a strained right hamstring that he suffered March 29 at the end of Indians spring training. He was one of

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Pop the Champagne! Clippers Beat Lehigh Valley 4-1 to Take Second Straight Governor’s Cup

Governor’s Cup Finals – Game 4 Clippers 4, Iron Pigs 1 – (box) COL wins series, 3-1 The Clippers dropped Game 1 of the Governor’s Cup Finals at home, but true to form they rallied and capped three straight wins with a 4-1 triumph over Lehigh Valley tonight to take their second straight Governor’s Cup.

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – Playoffs Edition 9/13/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. The Clippers kick off the Governor’s Cup Finals series tonight at home again Lehigh Valley, after completing a first-round sweep

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Clippers Bats Whip Bulls 8-3 to Take a 2-0 Series Lead

IL Playoffs Round 1 – Game 2 Clippers 8, Bulls 3 (box) COL leads series 2-0 Unlike Game 1, this time out both offenses established themselves early. By the end of the first inning, a combination of five runs–two more than had scored in the entire game–were in and on the scoreboard. But, it was

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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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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/30/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. The Clippers are in the playoffs for the second straight year, and will be looking to defend their IL and

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Clippers Clinch IL West; Nick Hagadone Looks Beastly

The Clippers entered Tuesday night’s game with a magic number of just two, but also riding a four-game losing streak. Their pitching had been suspect at best during the streak, and given that projected starter Zach McAllister was up in Cleveland, they needed Paolo Espino to step up. And step up he did, working 7.0

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/23/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. They may be limping home, but the magic number continues to fall. The Clippers now have a magic number of

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/17/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday some Wednesday afternoons for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. Well, after the winning streak ended, the Clippers are treading water a bit. Thankfully, so is pretty

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 7/26/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. This season is starting to look more and more like last season. I mean, if you take away all

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 7/19/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. Now that’s more like it! After some well-deserved rest for most of the roster–and in spite of a swell

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Tribe Minor League Report: Four Clippers Named AAA All Stars

Despite the Tribe not playing yesterday, the news was not all bad. The IL All Star team was announced, and in addition to manager Mike Sarbaugh–who will be heading the squad–four players are heading to the contest as well. The three highlights are prospects. Second baseman Jason Kipnis leads the group, and is joined by

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Lonnie Chisenhall Trying to Have the Best Week Ever

Lonnie Chisenhall made short work of his first major league hit and RBI as he went 2-4 in an Indians win over the Arizona Diamonbacks last night.  I guess, technically, it could have been better.  Chisenhall could have been the one to deliver the game-winning homer like Orlando Cabrera did in the ninth inning.  I

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Da Clip Show: Keeping An Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 6/28/2011

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. The hot streak has cooled. After winning 16 of 17 to reach a high water mark of 52-23, the

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