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Indians sign slugger Domingo Santana; gives update on Mike Clevinger

Domingo Santana with Astros in 2014 By EricEnfermero - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

Mike Clevinger during 2020 Indians Tribe Fest By Erik Drost on Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent OF DOMINGO SANTANA to a Major League contract for the 2020 season with a club option for 2021.

Santana, 27, spent the 2019 season with the Seattle Mariners, batting .253 (114-for-451) with 20 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs and 69 RBI in 121 games. His 30 RBI in March/April were the most in the American League and equaled a Mariners club record set by Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1997. He recorded three multi-home run games in 2019 and for the season collected 13 extra-base hits and an .820 OPS vs. left-handed pitching (.345/.475/.820) despite missing 24 games in August and Sept. with a right elbow injury.

The Santo Domingo, DR native owns a six-year Major League career batting average of .259 (417-for-1610) with 84 2B, 75 HR and 232 RBI across 492 games with the Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. He was signed as an amateur free agent by Philadelphia in 2009, traded to Houston in August 2011 and spent three and a half seasons in Milwaukee before spending 2019 with the Mariners. The right-handed hitting outfielder owns a career OPS of .826 against left-handed pitching.

RHP MIKE CLEVINGER MEDICAL UPDATE

RHP MIKE CLEVINGER sustained a left knee injury while training at the Goodyear Development Complex on Wednesday, February 12. He was diagnosed yesterday with a partial tear of his left medial meniscus and surgery has been indicated. He is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery today in Avondale, AZ (Dr. Tim Kremcheck) with a return to play time frame established after surgery.

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Indians promote Hudson & Toole to coaching staff

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians recently announced the promotions of JUSTIN TOOLE and KYLE HUDSON to the Major League Coaching Staff.

Toole, who will serve as a Hitting Analyst, wrapped up a seven-year professional playing career in the Indians system in 2016, spending that campaign as the Hitting Coach at Short Season-A Mahoning Valley. He served in a similar capacity with Class-A Lake County, Class-A Lynchburg and AA Akron the last three seasons as the Copley, OH resident spent considerable time in the club’s front office during the off-season months. In his new role, Justin will support the hitting coaches through an evidence-based approach, connecting to resources across the organization. Additionally, the University of Iowa alum will assist in the advance scouting process and player transitions between the Minor and Major Leagues.

Hudson will assume the role of Major League Staff Assistant. Following an eight-year professional playing career in 2015, which included a 14-game stint with Baltimore (2011), Kyle became a coach at his alma mater, the University of Illinois, in 2016. The Mattoon, IL native joined the Indians in 2017, serving as Bench Coach in his three campaigns at Lynchburg, Lake County and most recently AAA Columbus. In the new role, Kyle will defensively instruct the club’s outfielders and will be responsible for their in-game positioning. In addition to these duties, he will provide additional support to the Major League coaching and front office staffs in a variety of capacities, including advance preparation. Both Kyle and Justin will travel full-time with the Major League club.

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Indians announce 2020 2020 Opening Day ticket purchase opportunity; February 24 public onsale

Season Ticket Plans and Six Packs still available;

More benefits and better pricing than single-game tickets

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced that fans can register for the 2020 Ticket Purchase Opportunity for the chance to gain priority access to the club’s Home Opener on Thursday, March 26 – before single-game tickets go on sale to the general public on February 24.

Fans who register for the 2020 Opening Day Ticket Purchase Opportunity will have a chance to be randomly selected for early access to 2020 Opening Day tickets. To register, fans can visit Indians.com/OpeningDay and enter their contact information. The signup deadline is February 18 and selected fans will be notified via email by February 21 with instructions on how to purchase tickets.

The Public Onsale will begin on February 24 and will give fans access to 2020 single-game tickets. Tickets will go on sale at Indians.com/Tickets starting at 10 a.m. ET.

New to Progressive Field this year, 2020 single-game tickets in the Bleachers, District Tickets and Standing Room Only sections will be exclusively mobile entry. Fans with single-game tickets in these sections will be able to access their tickets via the Ballpark App or My Indians Tickets account and will be able to utilize the mobile entry lines at each gate.

Mastercard cardholders will have their own 24-hour presale on Friday, February 21 starting at 3 p.m. ET. Mastercard cardholders will be able to go through the purchase flow and will only be allowed to complete their transaction with a Mastercard.

In addition to Opening Day and single-game priority, Indians Season Ticket Holders receive the following perks:

  • Major savings over single-game prices at Progressive Field
  • Access to exclusive Season Ticket Holder merchandise and experiences through Tribe Rewards
  • Postseason priority
  • Exclusive access to special events
  • And more

Fans interested in Season Ticket packages can call the Indians Season Ticket sales department at 216-420-HITS or visit Indians.com/SeasonTickets.

Tribe Six Packs are still available for purchase at Indians.com/SixPacks. Fans can choose between a flexible Six Pack – allowing them to customize six games from a group of Friday, Saturday and day games – or purchase a themed Six Pack that contains either six Friday Fireworks games, six Saturday promo item games or six weekday day games.

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Cleveland Indians invite catcher Cameron Rupp to Spring Training camp

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent C CAMERON RUPP to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.

Cameron Rupp with the Phillies 2016 photo By D. Benjamin Miller - Own work, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

Rupp, 31, is a veteran of five Major League seasons (2013-17) with the Philadelphia Phillies, posting a career average of .234 (240-for-1027) with 57 2B, 39 HR and 124 RBI in 296 games. He was a third round selection of the Phillies in the 2010 draft out of the University of Texas. Over the last two campaigns, the Plano, TX native has appeared in 144 games at the Triple-A level and split the 2019 season between AAA Toledo (Detroit) and AAA Las Vegas (Oakland).

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Belmont Bruins star Seth Adelsperger named to CoSida Academic All-District Team

• Complete CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Teams (PDF)

Belmont University men’s basketball senior Seth Adelsperger has been named to the 2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-District® Division I Men’s Basketball Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

The 6-11 center has been a central figure in Belmont’s championship and postseason tradition. With his redshirt year in 2016, Adelsperger has been part of 115 victories – including Power 5 victories over UCLA, Marquette, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Boston College – three conference championships, four postseason invitations and Belmont’s first-ever NCAA Tournament at-large bid.

Seth Adelsperger

The Peru, Indiana native has 48 career blocked shots and is averaging 3.1 blocked shots per 40 minutes this season.

A two-time member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, a perennial OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient and 2019 Academic Medal of Honor recipient – emblematic of a 4.0 PGA for the academic year – Adelsperger currently holds a 3.77 grade-point average in his chosen major of environmental science, with a mathematics minor.

Adelsperger becomes the 23rd Belmont men’s basketball student-athlete named Academic All-District.

The 2019-20 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men’s Basketball Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in March.

The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools, and other affiliations.

The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.

For more information about the Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.

 

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