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Cleveland Indians Charities “Fields For The Future” at Luke Easter Park

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Today the Cleveland Indians, in partnership with SportsTime Ohio, Benedictine Academy, and John Adams High took to Luke Easter Park to rebuild local fields.

The effort is part of the Cleveland Indians inititive “Fields For The Future” program. The new plan is aimed to rebuild and restore local Cleveland fields in to restore youth baseball.

Front office staff, along with local students refurbished fields, painted and restored player and spectator benches and more!

Yan & Jenna Gomes took part in the repairs and even took the time to speak to the high school students. The event was capped off by a ceremonial unveiling of the inaugural “Fields For The Future” sign hanging behind homeplate.

-TribeVibe Contributor Ryan Delgado/ photos by Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Indians beat White Sox to split two-gamer

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–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter!

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On April 16, 1940, Bob Feller became the first and only pitcher in Major League History to throw an Opening Day no-hitter. Feller wore this glove when the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. He added the extra webbing at a later date when the glove was re-laced.

“Tomorrow’s another day, and I’ll be out there every time I pitch—just trying to win for the Indians.”

-Bob Feller, April 16, 1940

Seventy five years ago, Bob Feller took the mound at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to usher in the start of the 1940 baseball season. Feller, already the ace of the Cleveland pitching staff at only 21 years old, struck out five of the first six recorded outs in the game.

Several innings passed with neither team scoring. The Indians punched in a run when Jeff Heath singled to left field and Rollie Hemsley delivered a two out, triple to right field. That was all the support Feller needed to win.

Ken Keltner, Lou Boudreau, Ray Mack, and Hal Trosky protected Feller’s no-hitter with superb fielding. It was Mack’s play at the end that wrapped up the game and the Indians won, 1-0. Feller told reporters, “I wasn’t sure I had it until Ray Mack threw out that last man. That was the hardest ball hit at me all day. It really was hit.”

If pitching the only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history wasn’t enough of a thrill for Bob Feller, the fact that both of his parents and sister were in the crowd made the moment extra special. Commenting on the excitement of the game, Bill Feller said, “Well, I didn’t have any trouble keepin’ awake.”

Feller’s feat remains the lone Opening Day no-no in baseball history. The glove he wore during the fateful game is now in possession of the Cleveland Indians and will be on display in the near future.

(source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 17, 1940)

– Photo by Sarah Sachs

Indians call up Brett Hayes, designate Shaun Marcum, sign Jhoulys Chacin

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

Purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes (#12) from the AAA Columbus Clippers.

Designated RHP Shaun Marcum for assignment.

Hayes, 31, hit .333 (9-27) this spring with 4 runs, 3 home runs and 7 RBI in 20 games in Major League camp with Cleveland after signing a Minor League free agent contract in December.  He was assigned to AAA Columbus on April 5 and has appeared in 2 games for the Clippers thus far in 2015 (0-for-5).  Hayes split the 2014 season between Kansas City and AAA Omaha.

Indians sign Jhoulys Chacin

The Indians also announced today that the club has signed free agent RHP Jhoulys Chacin (YO-lease chah-SEEN) to a Minor League contract.

Chacin, 27, owns a Major League career mark of 38-48 with a 3.78 ERA in 124 games/109 starts (672.0IP, 619H, 282ER, 280BB, 514SO) over the last six seasons with the Colorado Rockies since 2009.  He was signed by the Rockies in 2004 out of Maracaibo, Venezuela and pitched his entire career in the organization before being released on March 22.   In 2011 and 2013 he topped 190.0 innings pitched with ERA’s below 3.65 and in his career away from Coors Field he owns an ERA of 3.24 (56G/48GS, 297.2IP, 269H, 107ER). He was limited to 11 Major League starts in 2014 due to right shoulder soreness.

He is currently building up volume at the Goodyear Player Development Complex and will join the Triple-A Columbus roster in the coming weeks.

Right Field District/The Corner: FAQs from a hopping first weekend

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The Right Field District and The Corner were hopping all weekend as the pictures above suggest.

Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions from the weekend:

Why were there no District Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday’s games?

There is a finite amount of $13 District Tickets presented by SportsTime Ohio available for each game, and given the incredible value the ticket offers, they’ll go quickly. They sold out before Saturday and Sunday’s games.

District Tickets are available online only; we recommend getting them for future games as far in advance as possible so you’re not shut out! They’re available at Indians.com/District Ticket.

Do you have to have a District Ticket to go to The Corner?

Nope: The Corner is open to everyone, subject to capacity restrictions.

Does the District Ticket guarantee you a spot in the bar?

Nope: When you purchase a District Ticket, you get a $13 standing room only ticket and your first drink on us. Feel free to stand in or sit in The Corner if there’s room, or head to the drink rails outside the bar.

Can anyone stand at the drink rails?

Yep! They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis once gates open, except for the drink rail labeled #TribeLive.

What is #TribeLive?

#TribeLive is the Indians re-imagined Social Suite: Social media influencers receive a free ticket, their first drink on us (like the District Ticket), a #TribeLive credential and their own dedicated space in the new drink rails outside The Corner.

What time do gates open?

Weekdays: The Right Field Gate opens two hours prior to first pitch and all other gates open one hour prior to first pitch.

Friday-Saturday: All gates open two hours prior to first pitch.

Weekday Noon games: All gates open one hour prior to first pitch.

Bookmark this page as a reminder!

What is the KeyBank Fan Hub?

The KeyBank Fan Hub is where fans who check in on our Ballpark app and win prizes should go to redeem those prizes. Those fans also will periodically be able to enter raffles from KeyBank and other Indians partners.

Be sure to download the Ballpark app for special check-in offers and experiences, plus to learn more about Progressive Field!

Where is the KeyBank Fan Hub?

It’s located next to the East Ninth Street escalator, across from Melt in the Right Field District.

– Photos by Sarah Sachs

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

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
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