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Indians SS Francisco Lindor a recent AL Player of the Week




Francisco Lindor wiping brow after bad play 2017 photo By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https


Shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending May 6th.

Other candidates for AL Player of the Week were Pujols’ teammate, two-time AL Most Valuable Player Mike Trout (.545, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 8 BB, 8 R, .667 OBP); outfielder Eddie Rosario (.433, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 4 2B) of the Minnesota Twins; outfielder Mookie Betts (.400, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 1.200 SLG) of the Boston Red Sox; New York Yankees teammates Gleyber Torres (.348, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Domingo Germán (0.00 ERA, 10.0 IP, 4 H, 13 SO); Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Faria (2-0, 0.68 ERA, 13.1 IP, 6 H, 10 SO); Houston Astros hurlers Gerrit Cole (1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 1 H, 16 SO) and Justin Verlander (0.64 ERA, 14.0 IP, 6 H, 22 SO); and Seattle Mariners southpaw James Paxton (0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 16 SO).

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Francisco Lindor will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

In eight games last week, Lindor batted .425 (17-for-40) with four home runs, 10 RBI and four doubles for Cleveland, pacing all of Major League Baseball in hits, runs scored (11) and total bases (33). The fourth-year Major Leaguer drove in at least one run in six of the Indians’ eight games, and within his active nine-game hitting streak was a span of six consecutive contests (Apr. 30th-May 4th) of two-or-more hits. In the Thursday, May 3rd home doubleheader vs. the Toronto Blue Jays, the two-time AL All-Star went a combined 5-for-12 on the day, including a two-homer game in the opener. The 24-year-old Lindor, who finished fifth in AL Most Valuable Player balloting last season, is now batting .283 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI, five stolen bases, a .350 on-base percentage and .517 slugging. Nicknamed “Mr. Smile,” this is the Puerto Rico native’s first career AL Player of the Week honors and Cleveland’s first of 2018.

On Friday at Seattle, Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols became the 32nd player in the history of Major League Baseball to collect 3,000 career hits. Pujols became just the fourth Major Leaguer ever to reach both 600 career home runs and 3,000 hits, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez.



MLB Commissioner suspends two minor leaguers for drug violations



The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Oakland Athletics Minor League shortstop Eric Marinez, who is currently on the roster of Single-A Stockton of the California League, has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program.

New York Mets Minor League catcher Walter Rasquin, who is currently on the roster of Single-A Columbia of the South Atlantic League, has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for methamphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Program.

The suspensions of both players are effective immediately.


Indians re-sign veteran bullpen specialist Matt Belisle




Matt Belisle

CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has re-signed free agent RHP MATT BELISLE to a Minor League contract and assigned him to the Triple-A Columbus roster.

Belisle, 37, opened the 2018 campaign on the Indians Major League roster, posting an ERA of 5.06 in 8 relief outings (10.2IP, 9H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 4SO) before being designated for assignment on May 2 and electing free agency 6 days later. The Austin, Texas native owns a 15-year Major League career record of 51-57 with 14 saves and a 4.20 ERA in 668 appearances/44 starts (905.0IP, 984H, 422ER, 228BB, 690SO) with six Major League clubs.

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Indians select contract of slugging outfielder Melky Cabrera in time for Sunday night game at Houston




Melky Cabrera with White Sox 2016 photo By Keith Allison on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https


The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:

Selected the contract of OF Melky Cabrera (#53) from Triple-A Columbus.

Optioned RHP Evan Marshall to AAA Columbus.

Designated RHP Alexi Ogando for assignment.

Cabrera, 33, was signed as a free agent by the Indians on April 25 after splitting the 2017 season between Chicago-AL and Kansas City, where he hit a combined .285 (177-for-620) with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 156 games between Chicago and Kansas City, finishing one HR and two RBI shy of matching his single-season career highs. The switch-hitting outfielder was assigned to AAA Columbus on May 7, hitting .286 (12-for-42) with 4 doubles and 4 RBI in 10 games (hit safely in his last 7 contests).


Reds announce promotion of Nick Krall to General Manager





Nick Krall

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams recently announced the promotion of Nick Krall to General Manager.

Krall will assume those duties immediately. He had been the club’s Vice President, Assistant General Manager since November 2015. Williams will remain the Reds’ President of Baseball Operations and will continue to oversee the organization’s entire baseball operations department.

“Nick understands every aspect of our baseball operations. Increasing his authority within the organization will help expedite the implementation of the changes being made throughout our entire system,” Williams said. “Moving forward, Nick will be more heavily involved in the decisions we need to make to improve our product on the field at both the Major League and minor league levels.”

Krall said, “I appreciate the opportunity the Reds are giving me. I look forward to the added responsibility in helping us realize our goals.”

The 2018 season is Krall’s 16th in the organization. He was hired by the Reds in 2003 to oversee the team’s advance scouting preparation. In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Baseball Operations, a position he held until 2013, when he was promoted to Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. In 2014, Krall became Senior Director of Baseball Operations and served in that capacity until he was promoted to Assistant GM in November 2015.

During the 2001 and 2002 seasons, Krall worked for the Oakland Athletics in various departments, including baseball operations. He joined the A’s after an internship with the New Jersey Cardinals of the New York-Penn League.

In his role as Assistant General Manager, Krall assisted Williams with all day-to-day Major League operations, including administration, arbitration, contract negotiations, rules and waivers compliance and player acquisitions. Krall also oversees the Reds’ Professional Scouting department and the Baseball Operations Intern program while working closely with the Amateur Scouting, Analytics and Player Development departments.

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