Looking for the latest Cleveland Indians news and information? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s edition of Clevelinks, Yan Gomes is proving his value to the team as a top-notch back-up catcher, Tribe starters are dealing with a bizarre injury, and a former Indian finds a new home with some familiar faces. Also, the Tribe-umverate voice their displeasure over last week’s sub par performance by the Tribe on the latest episode of Wahoo’s on the Mic, and we remember one of the greatest games in Indians history, among other things.
A move that went originally unnoticed by many around baseball has turned into a heck of a steal. Yan Gomes, who was just another piece in the Esmil Rogers for Mike Aviles trade has turned himself into a formidable backup catcher and may very well be on his way to an everyday role with the Tribe in the future.
- Both Zach McAllister and Corey Kluber have fallen victim to the cursed middle finger sprain on their throwing hands this season. Ok, so the injury is a bit odd, but that doesn’t make it any less serious. The Indians are doing everything that can to ensure that both pitchers don’t feel lingering effects of the injury.
- Mark Reynolds, who was recently designated for assignment by the Indians and given his outright release has agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees. He joins a plethora of former Indians who have made New York their new home. The most notable of which being Travis Hafner and C.C. Sabathia.
Wahoo’s on First Links:
- In this week’s episode of Wahoo’s on the Mic, they guys discuss the events of the past week including the Indians losing streak, Raburn’s extension, and the release of the aforementioned Mark Reynolds.
- Michael Chaney talked at length about the possibility of bringing back Grady Sizemore in his most recent piece.
- Brian Heise discussed Carlos Carrasco‘s future and how the Indians need to explore every possible option for the young right hander before they decide whether or not to give up and move on.
- Evan Vogel explains how the Indians may have missed a golden opportunity to sign Jason Kipnis to an extension for less money before his breakout season in 2013.
Indians Video of the Day:
The year was 2001. The Indians found themselves in a hole, down 12 runs to the visiting Seattle Mariners. What unfolded would go down in history as one of the greatest single game comebacks in the history of baseball. The Indians would chip away at the 12 run deficit and eventually win the game on a base hit by Jolbert Cabrera to score Kenny Lofton. (Refresh page if video player doesn’t load)