Indians place Yan Gomes on DL, bring Marcum, Adams to Cleveland, option Crockett

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

Purchased the contract of RHP SHAUN MARCUM (#38) from the AAA Columbus Clippers.

Recalled RHP AUSTIN ADAMS from AAA Columbus.

Placed C YAN GOMES on the 15-day Disabled List with a right knee sprain.

Optioned LHP KYLE CROCKETT to AAA Columbus.

Released RHP CHARLES BREWER.

Marcum, 33, was recently assigned to the AAA Columbus roster, but has yet to appear in a game for the Clippers.  This spring with Cleveland he went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 3 games/1 start (7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 2SO, .231AVG).  Marcum spent the 2013 season in the Cleveland organization rehabbing from July 2013 right shoulder surgery and finished the season with a 2.35 ERA in 8 games at Columbus (15.1IP, 10H, 4ER).  His last Major League appearance came with the New York Mets on July 6, 2013.

Adams has yet to appear in a game this season after opening the season with Cleveland before being optioned to AAA Columbus on April 10 and recalled this morning.

Gomes was injured during the 9th inning of yesterday’s game vs. Detroit at a play at home plate. Today marks his second career stint on the Major League D.L.  So far in 5 games this season he is 3-for-20 with a double and 2 runs scored.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians #TribeOpener offers fans first glimpse at Right Field District

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—Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Right Field Gate Renovations

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We wanted to open up the ballpark to Downtown Cleveland and really make it a welcoming place to the bustling downtown. The new Right Field Gate is intended to open up the space and make it more accessible. You can now see in the ballpark from E 9th, and also see much of our history and statues.

Jim Thome, Bob Feller and Larry Doby (to come) are now housed outside the gates and stand prominently in the heart of Cleveland. There are new benches and as you walk through the gate, there is a spacious area where people can stand to watch the game and heritage park in easily accessible to the right.

As part of this revamp of the gate, the old Batters Eye Bar and walkway from the parking garage is gone.

-Photos by Dan Mendlik

-TribeVibe contributor, Ryan Delgado

PHOTO GALLERY: New bullpens, new bullpen seats in Right Field District at Progressive Field

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Some of the coolest parts of the renovations at Progressive Field — the new bullpens and the new seating options centered around the new and old bullpens.

With the bullpens now stacked in center field, field-level seats have been created for fans in the old visitors bullpen. For opening day, those seats will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for 25 fans, who will watch the game’s first inning there. They’ll then be asked to vacate, and the next 20-25 fans will take their place.

There are also new seats in front of the new home bullpen in center field, called Lower Reserved Bullpen seats, as shown in the picture above.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Clinic renew ‘Littlest Fans’ partnership

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Babies born at participating Cleveland Clinic hospitals receive special gift from Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Indians

 Cleveland, OH—Babies born at participating Cleveland Clinic Hospitals during the 2015 Cleveland Indians season will receive a gift bag as part of the team’s “Littlest Fans” program, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

Families with children born at Clinic hospitals will receive a special gift  from the Indians and Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

Jessica and Chris Haldi, of Westlake, welcomed the first Littlest Fans child on Monday, the date of the Tribe’s season opener in Houston. Brynley Haldi was born at Fairview Hospital.

– Photos by Sarah Sachs

Indians, Carlos Carrasco agree to four-year contract with club options for ’19, ’20

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Two days after the Cleveland Indians signed Corey Kluber to a five-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday that it has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year Major League contract thru the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020.

Carrasco, 28, posted a mark of 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 40 games/14 starts between the starting rotation and bullpen in 2014 (134.0IP, 103H, 38ER, 29BB, 140SO, .209AVG).  Upon re-entering the rotation on August 10, Carlos posted a mark of 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA over his final 10 starts of the season (69.0IP, 45H, 10ER, 78SO), the lowest ERA in the American League over the span. His season-long ERA of 2.55 was the 2nd-lowest by a Cleveland pitcher since 1970 among pitchers with at least 134.0IP.

The Barquisimeto, Venezuela native owns a career Major League record of 19-26 with a 4.30 ERA in 88 games/54 starts with Cleveland (372.1IP, 384H, 178ER, 304SO) since being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-player trade in July of 2009.  He is slated to make his 2015 debut against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, April 8 in Minute Maid Park. He recorded his first career shutout in Houston last September 17, a two-hit, 12 strikeout performance.

Club control through year …

A look at how long key Indians players are under club control:

  • Corey Kluber (2019)
  • Michael Brantley (2017)
  • Yan Gomes (2019)
  • Jason Kipnis (2019)
  • Carlos Carrasco (2018)
  • Trevor Bauer (2020)
  • Cody Allen (2018)
  • Roberto Perez (2020)
  • Jose Ramirez (2020)

MLB ERA Leaders, Aug. 1-End of season (Min. 60IP)

  • Volquez (Pittsburgh) — 1.63
  • Carrasco (Cleveland) — 1.70
  • McHugh (Houston)  — 1.77
  • Zimmerman (Washington) — 1.81
  • Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers) — 1.87

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Indians new Kids Clubhouse, Family Deck at Progressive Field

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On Monday, we showed off pictures of The Corner and neighborhoods as part of the new Right Field District at Progressive Field.

Today, it’s the expanded Kids Clubhouse and new Family Deck, which features:

  • Two-story baseball bat slide
  • Little League Park presented by KeyBank
  • Interactive Locker Room (featuring touch screen player lockers and uniforms from various periods)
  • Hot Corner
  • Broadcast Booth (try your hand at Hammy’s calls and have your recording emailed to you)
  • Show Your Stance (try to mimic your favorite player’s stance)
  • K-Zone Pitching Simulator
  • Tribe Tracker (race against your favorite Tribe players)

– Photos by Dan Mendlik

PHOTO GALLERY: Right Field District media open house, Young Professional watch party, 4/6

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Our 2015 season started today, and we couldn’t wait to show off our new renovations in the Right Field District. We hosted the media for an open house in the afternoon, then invited a small group of Cleveland young professionals to an evening watch party — to give them a taste of what to expect this season in the ballpark.  The feedback was great, and we can’t wait until you come down to the ballpark to see for yourself!

-Photos by Sarah Sachs & Dan Mendlik

-TribeVibe contributor Ryan Delgado

PHOTO GALLERY: Progressive Field’s new Right Field District

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Throughout the week, we’ll be unveiling — day by day — different portions of the new Right Field District at Progressive Field. Today: The Corner bar and the new neighborhoods!

Enjoy the new photos!

 

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

AUDIO: Chris Antonetti talks about Kluber’s 5-year contract

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ICYMI: Corey Kluber is going to be a member of the Cleveland Indians for a long, long time.

To hear how much Kluber means to the Tribe, take a listen to Tribe GM Chris Antonetti talk about the Cy Young winner below.

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