- Though a timetable was not released, Manny Acta indicated on Wednesday that designated hitter Travis Hafner is ahead of schedule for returning from knee surgery.
- Indians prospects Francisco Lindor and Jesus Aguilar were selected to participate in the All-Star Futures Game, to be played on July 8th.
- The Indians traded former first-round draft pick Beau Mills to the Cincinnati Reds for cash.
WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:
- Brian previewed the series with the Reds
- Lewie broke down Casey Kotchman’s performance so far this season and questioned if he is better than his numbers
- Geordy compared Dustin Ackley and Jason Kipnis and explained why Kipnis deserves consideration in discussions about budding second basemen
- Merritt showed how Josh Tomlin is relying on his cutter more than normal and finding success
- Lewie explained how Lonnie Chisenall reminds him of Vladimir Guerrero
- Lewie responded to Lonnie Chisehall’s comment on his low walk rate
- In this week’s Wroundtable, we discussed what areas the Indians need to address before the trade deadline
- Merritt previewed the series with the Astros
- Lewie interviewed Greg Thurston of Climbing Tal’s Hill about the Astros
- Lonnie Chisenhall got his first Major League walk of the season on Wednesday. It was his 58th at-bat.
- Jason Kipnis had his first off-day of the season on Wednesday.
- On Friday, Shin-Soo Choo recorded his tenth first inning extra base hit. He has the most extra base hits in the first inning in the American League.
- Through Interleague play, the Indians posted a record of 8-10.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“You were trying to get some background information about me and the most impressive thing about me was that my high school was used for Ferris Bueller? Good track record I got.”—Jason Kipnis in an interview on MLB Network
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Asdrubal Cabrera
Cabrera was a force to be reckoned with at the plate in the past week. His walk-off home run in the tenth inning on Tuesday was just the beginning. Cabrera had three home runs total and seven RBI, hitting .292 over 24 at-bats with two walks.