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Cleveland shut out Cincinnati 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, as the Tribe pitching staff permitted just 3 hits and a trio of walks.
Starter ZACH McALLISTER retired 6 of the 7 batters he faced – save for one free pass – before giving way to JOSH TOMLIN, who followed with 2.0 spotless frames of his own and a pair of strikeouts. Five Tribe relievers carried the torch, recording 3 outs apiece to protect a 2-0 lead that RYAN RABURN provided with his 2-run HR off Homer Bailey in the 2nd inning. The Tribe plated 2 more runs in the 6th on CARLOS MONCRIEF’s RBI-single when a throwing error on the play permitted a second tally to come home.
The Indians will play their first true road game of the spring on Saturday when the team travels to Camelback Ranch for a 3:05PM ET first pitch against the Chicago White Sox. RHP AARON HARANG is scheduled to get the start opposite LHP John Danks. The broadcast will be available on the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in Cleveland) and through an online webcast on Indians.com.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Indians fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3, in the first game of the 2014 spring exhibition season…RHP TREVOR BAUER & newly signed RHP AARON HARANG each opened with scoreless frames before the Reds enjoyed the first of their 4 two-run innings…Chris Heisey led the offensive charge for the Redlegs, finishing with a home run, a double and a pair of RBI…TONY WOLTERS singled home RYAN RABURN in his first at bat of the spring in the bottom of the 5th…along with Harang, NICK HAGADONE and PRESTON GUILMET also tossed scoreless relief innings.
AROUND THE (HOT) CORNER: Carlos Santana is set to make his spring debut at third base for the Tribe this afternoon…Santana spent the offseason working at the hot corner including a stint with the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League.
THE FIRE DOWN BELOW: Indians prospects were well represented in the Cactus League opener yesterday afternoon, as INF ERIK GONZALEZ singled, swiped a bag and scored a run, CA TONY WOLTERS chipped in an RBI single and OF TYLER NAQUIN doubled…OF CARLOS MONCRIEF made a pair of impressive plays in right field, while LHP NICK HAGADONE and RHP PRESTON GUILMET each registered a scoreless inning of relief.
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–Photos by Dan Mendlik
CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (0-0-0)
RHP Trevor Bauer (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (0-0, 0.00)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio Radio: WTAM, IRN, webcast
GREETINGS FROM GOODYEAR: The Cleveland Indians return to the Goodyear Development Complex for their 6th year of Spring Training in the Cactus League…after 16 seasons in Winter Haven, Fla., from 1993-2008, the Tribe became the 14th organization to make its spring training home in Arizona beginning in 2009, while the Cincinnati Reds made it an even 15-15 split of teams between the Cactus and Grapefruit circuits after joining the Indians here in Goodyear for 2010…the Indians instructional league program began using the Goodyear facility in September of 2008.
TODAY’S TILT VS. CINCY: The Indians kick off 2014 Cactus League play with 3 straight games against the Cincinnati Reds…the Goodyear complex mates will also meet 2 additional times on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and March 24…the Tribe and Reds also kicked off the 2013 Cactus League season with three consecutive matchups from Goodyear, as the Indians wiped the slate clean en route to a 5-0 start to their Cactus League campaign; the Indians scored a total of 27 runs in those 3 victories…Cleveland is 10-8-3 against the club’s intrastate rivals all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural 2010 campaign, the Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here in Arizona, but are 4-7-2 over the last 13 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked horns…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (2-2) in 2013 as both teams swept 2-game sets at their home parks; this year’s version of the Ohio Cup will again feature a “home-and-home” as the 2 clubs will play four straight games against each other from August 4-7 – the Tribe will host the Reds in the first 2 contests followed by 2 games at Great American Ballpark…the Indians hold a 44-41 (.518) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play.
SCHEDULE/BROADCAST INFO: The Indians are scheduled to play 33 spring training games in 2014, 16 of those coming here at Goodyear Ballpark; the Tribe will be the home team for 14 of those games with 2 exceptions coming against Cincinnati…the club will play just one split squad game this season – March 16 at San Francisco and Chicago-NL…the Indians will play their final two exhibition games vs. the Padres at the University of San Diego…sixteen Cleveland Indians Spring Training games will be broadcast on local radio and the Indians Radio Network, while eight will be broadcast on the flagship TV home SportsTime Ohio, including the Tribe’s first two Cactus League tilts today and Thursday…additionally, five Indians games will be aired on MLB Network in the Cleveland market.
Patting down the center field wall and shagging flies in the outfield, former Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo felt comfortable in his return to Progressive Field. A new member of the Cincinnati Reds, Choo relished the opportunity to visit Cleveland and play in front of former teammates and fans who watched him develop as a young player.
In 2012, Choo started 151 games in right field for the Tribe. Despite having started just one game in center field in an Indians uniform — he made 57 starts in left field and 338 starts in right field — Choo has become the everyday center fielder for the Reds.
Choo indicated that his routine of familiarizing himself with each ballpark’s center field surroundings proved unnecessary at Progressive Field. His experience in right field in parts of seven seasons in Cleveland made his walk-through somewhat quick on Wednesday.
“I go to every different ballpark and check the field, how soft the fence is, how [the ball] bounces back,” he said. “Here, I played a long time; I know [the stadium], so I was just comfortable.”
When Choo finally stepped in the batter’s box to lead off the game, his teammates debated about whether they were hearing boos or “Choos” from the Cleveland faithful.
“It was very exciting to play. Usually, when you play a former team, you’re nervous and want to play better,” Choo said. “When I was traded from Seattle to Cleveland, I played the best I could against Seattle. I don’t know why, but I don’t ever feel like that against the Indians.
“Still, I want to win; I want to play good. I’m excited to play and see my old teammates and fans that I used to play with at this field for six years.”
Choo spent six seasons in Seattle’s minor league system before making his major league debut on April 21, 2005. Just over a year later, Choo, who had played in 14 games at the major league level, was traded to Cleveland in exchange for first baseman Ben Broussard.
A former fan favorite, Choo posted an overall batting average of .291 over more than six seasons with the Indians. This past offseason, Choo was part of a three-team trade that ultimately sent him to Cincinnati, where he holds a .295 batting average and a .449 on-base percentage.
Choo said he felt unusually comfortable and excited to face his former team in Cleveland, the city and the organization that gave him his first real shot at becoming a big league player.
“I saw the Indians build and make me into an everyday player,” he said. “When I was traded to the Indians, their front office, their manager, Eric Wedge, gave me an opportunity to help. That’s why I’m here.”
And there he stood, in the visiting clubhouse, sporting his road grays and a Reds warmup jacket as he prepared to play his former team for the fourth time this season.
“Yesterday, I took a couple steps past the visiting clubhouse, and I stopped and went back,” Choo said. “I like [Cincinnati] a lot. Cleveland and Cincinnati are similar cities. It’s a really big baseball city, huge fans, and Cincinnati has really good teams, winning teams.
“Everybody wants to play for good teams and winning teams, but it’s not easy. I want to take this opportunity with a winning team to make the playoffs and the World Series.”
-TribeVibe contributor Megan Golden
All 30 clubs will wear specially designed caps and jerseys featuring an authentic military digital camouflage design licensed from the United States Marine Corps on Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.
MLB also will conduct a moment of silence prior to all games throughout Memorial Day weekend to honor members of the military who lost their lives serving their country. On Memorial Day itself, MLB will join the National Moment of Remembrance, an initiative the league has participated in since 1997, where all games will stop for a moment of silence at 3PM local time.
The Memorial Day effort is part of MLB’s ongoing recognition of veterans, active military and military families. MLB has committed $23 million to Welcome Back Veterans (welcomebackveterans.org) since its inception in 2008.
MLB will donate 100% of its net proceeds from sales of the caps and jerseys to Welcome Back Veterans as part of its contribution to the program.
Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, provides grants to university hospitals throughout the country that provide post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment to veterans and their families in a public/private partnership.
Currently, Welcome Back Veterans is funding programs at Weill Cornell in New York City, The University of Michigan, Rush University Medical Center, Duke University, Emory University, UCLA and the Boston Red Sox’ Home Base Program at Mass General Hospital in Boston. These institutions are developing new programs and strategies to improve the quality, quantity and access to PTSD and TBI treatment for veterans, particularly those returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MLB Clubs will have the opportunity to wear the uniforms on other days where they honor the military.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (1-0-0) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (0-1-0)
RHP Brett Myers (0-0, —) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (0-0, —)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: N/A Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network/Indians.com
ROUND TWO WITH THE REDS: The Indians are scheduled to meet the Cincinnati
Reds for the second of three straight games to open the Cactus League slate, as the
squads will meet again tomorrow to complete the trifecta…Sunday’s affair will be a
split squad contest, as the Tribe will also travel to Maryvale to take on Milwaukee…
the Goodyear complex mates will also meet 2 additional times on March 17 (St.
Patrick’s Day) and March 30 (Cactus League finale)…Cleveland is 7-8-2 against the
club’s intrastate rivals all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural
2010 campaign, the Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here
in Arizona, but are 1-7-1 over the last 9 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked
horns…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (3-3) in 2012 as both
teams swept 3 game sets at their home parks…the Indians hold a 42-39 (.519) record
all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play…this year’s version of the Ohio Cup
will feature a home-and-home as the 2 clubs will play four straight games against
each from May 27-30 as the Reds will host the Tribe in the first 2 contests followed
by 2 games at Progressive Field…today’s game will be broadcast live on WTAM
1100AM, the Indians Radio Network and Indians.com.
FRIDAY’S RECAP: Reserve MIKE McDADE laced a one-out, 3-run double in the
bottom of the 9th inning to cap the Indians’ 11-10 walk-off victory over Cincinnati
in yesterday afternoon’s Cactus League opener at Goodyear Ballpark…McDade’s
opposite field game-winner was the last of 5 doubles collected by the Tribe, including
a pair by MICHAEL BRANTLEY. LONNIE CHISENHALL (3rd inning) and RYAN
RABURN (7th inning) each connected for their first homers of the spring, while
CARLOS SANTANA (2), ASDRUBAL CABRERA, NICK SWISHER and Brantley
all drove in runs…Swisher’s RBI-single came in his first plate appearance as a member
of the Indians in the bottom of the first…the Indians and Reds combined for 21
runs on 27 hits without either side committing a defensive miscue…the Tribe went
5-for-13 with RISP.
CINCINNATI REDS (0-0-0) vs. CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0)
LHP Tony Cingrani (0-0, —) vs. LHP Giovanni Soto (0-0, —)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: N/A Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network/Indians.com
GREETINGS FROM GOODYEAR: The Cleveland Indians return to the Goodyear Development Complex for their 5th year of spring training in the Cactus League…after 16 seasons in Winter Haven, Florida from 1993-2008, the Tribe became the 14th organization to make its spring training home in Arizona beginning in 2009, while the Cincinnati Reds made it an even 15-15 split of teams between the Cactus and Grapefruit circuits after joining the Indians here in Goodyear for 2010…the Indians instructional league program began using the Goodyear facility in September of 2008…Cleveland also held spring training at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Arizona for 46 seasons from 1947-1992 where then-owner Bill Veeck (1946-49) owned a ranch…portions of the 1989 film “Major League” were filmed at Hi Corbett…a complete list of historical spring training sites can be found on page 443 of the 2013 Indians Media Guide…Cleveland is 53-65-11 (.411) all-time in the Cactus League.
TODAY’S TILT VS. CINCY: The Indians kick off 2013 Cactus League play with 3 straight games against Cincinnati and the three-headed monster of Butcher-Herms-Ramsey…Sunday’s affair will be a split squad contest as the Tribe will also travel to Maryvale to take on Milwaukee…the Goodyear complex mates will also meet 2 additional times on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and March 30 (Cactus League finale)…the Indians are winless over their last 8 meetings with the Redlegs (0-7-1) here in Arizona, losing 5 straight Cactus League tilts and 8 of 10 over the last 2 seasons…the Tribe is 6-8-2 against their interstate rivals all-time in Cactus League play as the club won its first 5 spring meetings against the Reds in 2010 only to see its bid for a sweep halted by a 10-10 tie in 9 innings…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (3-3) in 2012 as both teams swept 3 game sets at their home parks…the Indians hold a 42-39 (.519) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play…today’s game will be broadcast live on WTAM 1100AM, the Indians Radio Network and Indians.com.
AT THE HELM: Terry Francona was named the 42nd Manager in Indians history on October 8, 2012…Francona most recently led the Boston Red Sox to five playoff appearances, six seasons of 90 or more victories and two World Series titles (2004, 2007) over an eight-season span from 2004-11 and spent last season as an analyst for ESPN, primarily providing studio work and color commentary on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast..Terry participated in several Cleveland-area events during the offseason, including the club’s Winter Development Program, Tribe Fest and the Town Hall Meeting, as well as a variety of media opportunities…Sandy Alomar begins his second season as bench coach after spending 2010-11 as first base coach…Mickey Callaway enters his first season as pitching coach after serving as the club’s Minor League Pitching Coordinator in 2012..Kevin Cash begins his first season as bench coach after working with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012 as a Major League Advance Scout…Brad Mills begins his first season in the Indians organization as the third base coach after guiding the Houston Astros from 2010-2012…Mike Sarbaugh enters his first campaign on the major league staff as infield and first base coach and has been a member of the Indians organization since 1990 as a Minor League player, coach and manager and is beginning his first season on the Major League staff most recently managing the Triple-A Columbus Clippers over each of the last three seasons from 2010-12…Ty Van Burkleo begins his first season as Tribe hitting coach after serving as interim Major League Hitting Coach of the Houston Astros in 2012 from August 19th thru the end of the season.
The Indians’ three-team, nine-player trade was the biggest news in the baseball world on Tuesday night, as the Tribe acquired young right-handed starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, and relievers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds acquired Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald from the Indians in return, and sent young shortstop Didi Gregorious to the Diamonbacks, who also received Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson from the Indians. After news of the trade broke, many prominent national baseball journalists weighed in on the potential impact of the trade. A selection of their tweets and stories are below:
Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS
love the #indians part of this deal. bauer and stubbs. great job.
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
I’m with @keithlaw: Really liked what #indians did in trade. Thought #reds did well to get Choo.
Love it. “@Buster_ESPN: The Indians are going to get Bauer in the deal with the Diamondbacks.”
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
The Indians need arms. And they get a good arm in Trevor Bauer, who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2011.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
It really is amazing that the Indians ended up with Trevor Bauer essentially in return for a one-year rental, Shin-Soo Choo.
Chris Rose @ChrisRose
Cleveland fan overload right now. @indians huge trade w @Reds @dbacks and @cavs up late @lakers. Head about to explode!!
Rob Neyer – SBNation
“Each of the three clubs is receiving one linchipin. The Indians: pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. The Reds: star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The Diamondbacks: shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius.”
“It’s a fascinating deal, because all three of the linchpins are completely different sorts of players…The Indians need arms, and Bauer’s a great start.”
What are your thoughts on the Tribe’s big trade?
– TribeVibe Contributor Max Lom