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Indians get Fukudome in trade with Cubs


Kosuke Fukudome (courtesy of

The Cleveland Indians have been looking for help for their short-handed outfield since the injury bug hit Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo.

They have accomplished that task with the acquisition of Chicago Cubs right-fielder Kosuke Fukodome.

In exchange for the left-handed hitting outfielder, the Indians sent Class A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreau and Triple-A Columbus bullpen specialist Carlton Smith, a righty, to the Cubs. The Cubs agreed to pay the bulk of Fukudome’s 2011 salary of $4.7 million.

Fukudome, 34, is making $13.5 million this year, his last of a four-year deal with Chicago. He had a very limited no-trade clause, which listed Cleveland, but he waived it to approve the deal.

He is hitting .273 with 3 homers, 15 doubles, 13 RBI’s, a .375 on-base percentage, which ranked 14th in the National League. He has played in 87 games.

To make room for Fukudome on the 40-man roster, Travis Buck is the odd-man out. Buck has been designated for assignment which means the Indians have 10 days to trade him, release him or if he clears waivers, back to the minors.


Info compiled from staff, Cleveland Indians & Chicago Cubs news

Clippers bullpen falters in loss at Louisville, 10-4


Devin Mesoraco (courtesy of Louisville Bats)

Devin Mesoraco belted a three-run homer and a pair of RBI doubles as the Louisville Bats used a six-run sixth inning to beat IL West-leading Columbus 10-4 Friday night in Louisville.

Mesoraco went 3 for 3 with five RBI’s, hit his sixth homer of the season in the sixth.

Clippers starter David Huff was taken out of the game after five innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.

The Bats belted Clippers relief pitchers Carlton Smith (1-1) and Nick Hagadone around in the decisive sixth inning, with four hits, six runs and two walks to clinch the game.


Info courtesy of Columbus Clippers & Louisville Bats

Clippers keep hitting, pitching and winning, 5-2 over Norfolk


The Columbus Clippers at 34-14, keep showing why they are the best team in the International League.

All elements of hitting and pitching keep leading to winning baseball for the Clippers.

Cord Phelps’ two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning allowed Columbus to extend its winning streak to seven with a 5-2 win over Norfolk in Harbor Park in Virginia.

Carlton Smith (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

Corey Kluber earned his third straight win, giving the Tides two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk, striking out two and improving to 3-3 on the season.

Carlton Smith came out of the bullpen to pick up his second save, his first since April 27.

The Tides dropped to a disappointing (16-32) on the season. Pat Egan took the loss, allowing all four runs in the seventh inning.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers and Norfolk Tides

Columbus finally subdues Indianapolis, 5-2


Luis Valbuena (file photo)

The Columbus Clippers ran into a buzz-saw the first three games in Indianapolis. But on Monday after noon, they showed why they’re the best team in the IL with a 5-2 win at Victory Field.

A crowd of 12,168 saw the Indians season-high four game winning streak snapped.

Clippers starting pitcher Corey Kluber surrendered just a pair of runs on four hits in his seven innings of work, while relievers Carlton Smith and Josh Judy did not allow a hit in two innings of relief.

Corey Kluber pitched past the fifth inning for the first time this season and also earned his first win of 2011 after allowing four hits to raise his record to 1-3. Judy earned his sixth save of the season.

On the hitting side of things for Columbus, Luis Valbuena went 2-for-3, with 3 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk and Cord Phelps went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI’s.

Indy LHP Brian Burres suffered the loss and is 1-6 on the year. He pitched 6 innings, gave up 5 hits with 3 runs earned, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Charlotte rallies from 6-0 deficit to win 13-7


COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Clippers are always the team that erases big deficits to produce comeback wins.

However, Tuesday night, they were the ones who blew a big lead and suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of a struggling Charlotte Knights team, 13-7.

Corey Kluber (file photo)

After building a 6-0 lead through the three innings, the Clippers unraveled in front of a crowd of 5,647 at Huntington Park. Charlotte scored 13 runs in the final six innings of the game.

The Knights pounded Columbus pitching for 20 hits total, 16 after the third inning.

Clippers starter Corey Kluber started to get the ball up and the Knights took advantage to get back in the game. They won the game against Eric Berger and Carlton Smith by scoring six runs in the decisive seventh inning.

Right-fielder Dayan Viciedo was the big man for Charlotte by going 4-for-6 with a homer, double and 5 RBI’s.

Berger was the loser (0-1). Miguel Socolovich (2-0) was the winning pitcher, throwing two innings and striking out five.







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