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This Week In Indians Baseball: Week 9

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Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

NEWS:

  • The Indians selected outfielder Tyler Naquin out of Texas A&M with the 15th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
  • Catcher Carlos Santana returned from a concussion on Tuesday in the DH role.
  • The Indians acquired seven right-handed pitchers on the second day of the draft, including Mitch Brown in the second round and Kieran Lovegrove in the third round.

WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:

WEEKLY TRIVIA:

  • Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Sunday, which is currently the longest in the Majors.
  • Saturday was the first time all season that the Indians had been shut out.
  • The Tribe had three triples on Tuesday in Detroit. The last time the team had three triples in one game was on April 7th, 2002, also in Detroit.
  • In the 35th round of the First-Year MLB Draft, the Indians selected Nick Hamilton, son of Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton.
  • The Indians outhit the Tigers 11-10 in their loss on Thursday. It was the first time all season that the Indians had lost after outhitting the opponent.

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“It’s an honor to be drafted by anybody, but especially the Indians. With my dad working for them, I’ve always been an even bigger fan of the Indians than the average person. It’s definitely really neat.”—Nick Hamilton, son of Tom Hamilton, on being drafted by the Indians.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley has been on a tear. His current hitting streak carried into this week, reaching 18 on Sunday. He led the team in RBIs with five and walks with three. Brantley took part in the barrage of triples on Tuesday and had a home run on Wednesday.

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