This Week in Indians Baseball: Week 12

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David Richard-US PRESSWIRE


  • The Indians optioned Jeanmar Gomez to Triple-A Columbus before opening up the series with the Yankees.
  • To take Gomez’ spot on the roster, the Indians recalled Scott Barnes to alleviate the strain on the bullpen for a few days.
  • Carlos Santana was removed from the game in the ninth inning on Wednesday with tightness in his back. Anny Acta indicated that it is likely not a DL situation. Santana was out of the lineup for the fourth straight day on Sunday.
  • Travis Hafner, who is recovering from a right knee injury, started a Minor League rehab stint on Wednesday. It is possible that he will be activated on Monday when the Tribe returns home.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall landed on the disabled list after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of Friday night’s loss to the Orioles. The pitch fractured Chisenhall’s arm, requiring surgery.
  • Zach McAllister claimed Gomez’ spot in the rotation. McAllister earned a win on Thursday after going 5.2 innings and allowing two runs on seven hits.
  • Jason Donald was recalled from Triple-A to take Lonnie Chisenhall’s spot on the roster.
  • Chris Perez and Asdrubal Cabrera were both selected to the All-Star game. It will be the second year in a row for both players to make an appearance in the Midsummer Classic.



  • Since May 1, the Indians’ pitching staff has the worst ERA in the American League at 4.83.
  • Josh Tomlin has not allowed a stolen base since 2010.
  • The Indians’ nineteen hits on Saturday were a season high.
  • Saturday was just the second time in 60 years that an Indians player (Jose Lopez) got five hits while two of his teammates (Lou Marson and Shin-Soo Choo) got at least four hits apiece.
  • Shelley Duncan had three extra base hits on Sunday, with a home run and two doubles. He is the only Indians player to have three extra base hits in one game this season.


“I go to away games or in Cleveland and there will be people down the sidelines screaming for me to sing Adele.”-Jason Kipnis said during a visit to the MLB Fan Cave in New York



In a week when the Indians had some struggles at the plate, Shin-Soo Choo was a force to be reckoned with. Choo had two home runs, 6 RBI and five walks. He had one of his best days at the plate of the season on Saturday, going 4-for-5 with a walk, home run and 3 RBI.

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