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Cleveland Indians players reunite for Tribe Fest weekend, but first: mini-camp

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As Tribe Fest is coming up on Saturday, all of the Indians players are flocking back to Cleveland from their off-season sites in preparation for the big event.

So, with most of them here – Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes decided to get the guys together for a player-orchestrated mini-camp at The Force in Westlake, Ohio.

The guys stretched, ran some drills, played catch and took some BP while they were at it – getting excited for Spring Training since it’s right around the corner!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Cleveland Indians stars Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Slider help Cleveland Police Chief CJ save Christmas

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The City of Cleveland swore in an interim police chief on Thursday — a young man named CJ, who faced an immediate dilemma: The Crump (who looked suspiciously like FOX 8 personality Kenny Crumpton!) stole Christmas.

CJ took a trip around the city, with stops at Tower City, City Hall, The Q, Progressive Field and the Rock Hall.

CJ, who suffers from a heart defect, found the Crump and brought him to justice — with a little help from some of our crew: Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Slider!

Check out the photos above for how our guys got involved.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Third baseman Giovanny Urshela

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Giovanny Urshela

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Birthday: 10/11/91

Birthplace: Cartegena, Colombia

Club control: 2021 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: @urshela10

The numbers:

  • .225 (60-267)
  • 15 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Made MLB debut on June 9
  • Collected first hit and homer on June 11 vs. Seattle
  • Career high three hits on 8/4 at Los Angeles Angels; hit the game-winning homer in the 12th inning that day
  • Had a 13-game hit streak from June 20-July 4
  • Reached base safely via hit or walk in 21 straight games from June 11-July 4
  • Batted .253 in 31 first-half games before shoulder soreness bothered him for much of the second half
  • Finished with UZR of 4.1, fifth-best among AL third basemen

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Righty Josh Tomlin

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Josh Tomlin

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Birthday: 10/19/84

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

Club control: 2016 (arbitration eligible)

Twitter: @jtomlin43

The numbers:

  • 7-2
  • 02 ERA (22 ER, 65.2 IP), 0.84 WHIP
  • 57 strikeouts
  • Two complete games
  • .195 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:

  • Made an unbelievable recovery from shoulder surgery in Spring Training, going 7-2 in 10 starts after returning August 15
  • AL ranks after 8/15:
    • Opponents’ average: 3rd, .195
    • Opponents’ OBP: 1st, .227
    • K:BB ratio: 1st, 7.13
    • Wins: 1st, 7
    • Hits per 9: 5th, 6.44
    • Innings: 3rd
    • Strikeouts: T10, 57
  • In September: 3-1, 3.00 ERA, .197 opponents’ average, two complete games
  • Recorded 5+ strikeouts in each of his first 8 consecutive outings to begin his season, the longest streak by an Indians hurler to begin a season since Justin Masterson pulled the trick in his first 13 outings in 2013

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Reliever/setup man Bryan Shaw

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Bryan Shaw

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210

Birthday: 11/8/87

Birthplace: Livermore, Calif.

Club control: 2017 (arbitration eligible this offseason)

Twitter: @bryanshaw37

The numbers:

  • 3-3
  • 95 ERA (21 ER, 64 IP), 1.22 WHIP
  • 23 holds
  • 54 strikeouts
  • .242 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: First baseman Carlos Santana

 

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Carlos Santana

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Birthday: 4/8/86

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Club control: 2017 (signed through 2016, club option for 2017)

Twitter: @TheRealSlamtana

The numbers:

  • .231 (127-550)
  • 19 homers, 85 RBI (both team highs)
  • 108 walks (fifth in baseball)
  • 50 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Owns the most homers in club history by a switch hitter (117); passed Carlos Baerga on June 13 with his 105th
  • Has 502 walks from 2011-2015, second-most in MLB
  • Has played in 112 consecutive games, fourth-most MLB
  • Fifth consecutive season Carlos has finished in the top five in the AL in walks
  • Finished in the top 20 in the AL in OBP (20th, .357), RBI (T19th, 85), times on base (12th, 238) and pitches per plate appearance (2nd, 4.3)
  • Tied for 12th in the AL in post-All-Star break RBI (45)
  • 11-game hit streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 4 was second longest of his career
  • Set new career high with 11 steals (same amount as Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen)
  • Santana’s 399 RBI since 2011 are 13th-most in AL

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Jerry Sands

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Birthday: 9/28/87

Birthplace: Middletown, N.Y.

Club control: 2020 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: n/a

The numbers:

  • .236 (29-123)
  • 10 extra-base hits, 19 RBI

Behind the numbers:

  • Became a cult hit after big game on April 11, when he turned in two, two-run doubles and the crowd at Progressive Field chanted “Jerry, Jerry!”
  • Was 8-for-23 in nine April games before being sent to Columbus
  • Hit first homer on May 30, an eventual game-winner while Carlos Santana was on the paternity list
  • Spent the remainder of the season in Cleveland after being recalled post-trade deadline on July 31
  • Went 4-for-11 as a pinch-hitter, including a pinch-hit Grand Slam on Aug. 8 – marked the first pinch-hit Grand Slam by an Indians batter since Travis Hafner in 2006

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians offseason player profile: Danny Salazar’s emergence

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Danny Salazar

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Birthday: 1/11/90

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Club control: 2020 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: @dannysalazar67

The numbers:

  • 14-10
  • 3.45 ERA (71 ER in 185 innings)
  • 195 strikeouts
  • 68 K:BB ratio

Behind the numbers:

  • Fourth among active MLB pitchers with a 9.86 K/9 IP rate
  • AL rankings:
    • K/9IP: 5th, 9.49
    • average: 5th, .226
    • Hits/9 IP: 6th, 7.59
    • Strikeouts: 7th, 195
    • Wins: T8th, 14
    • WHIP: 8th, 1.13
    • Adjusted ERA: 8th, 123
  • Struck out a career-high 11 batters twice in the first half, and had the fifth-most strikeouts in the AL in the first half (116)
  • Posted 3.13 ERA in second half, holding opponents to .215 average
  • Had ninth-lowest second-half ERA
  • Went 3-1 with 2.53 ERA in August
  • Posted career highs in wins, starts (30), innings (185), win percentage (.585) and quality starts (18)
  • Career lows in WHIP (1.13), average against (.226) and hits per 9IP (1.12)
  • With Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, became part of just the second trio to have 175 or more strikeouts in the same season (Burba, Colon, Finley, 2000)
  • Lighter side came out, as he consistently pranked SportsTime Ohio reporter Andre Knott during pregame live hits (https://twitter.com/Indians/status/650797230337732608)

Highlights:

2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Infielder Jose Ramirez

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Jose Ramirez

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

Birthday: 9/17/92

Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic

Club control: Pre-arbitration

Twitter: @MrLapara

The numbers:

  • .219 average (.259 after Aug. 3 recall to big-league club)
  • 23 extra-base hits
  • 10 stolen bases

Behind the numbers:

  • Created a cult following for his ever-bouncing helmet, which falls off during his base-running all the time (https://twitter.com/Indians/status/649411933678899202)
  • Struggled after making Opening Day roster – hit .180 in 43 starts
  • Over last two-month stint with Indians:
    • .259
    • 31 runs
    • 16 extra-base hits
    • 19 RBI
  • Hit safely in eight straight games from Aug. 4-13
  • Homered in consecutive games for first time in his career (Sept. 8-9)
  • Only two errors in 130 total chances
  • Set career-high with four RBI on Sept. 30 vs. Twins, and three runs (three times)
  • From Sept. 8 on, hit .299 (20-for-67)

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Catcher Roberto Perez

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Roberto Perez

Height: 5-11

Weight: 225

Birthday: 12/23/88

Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Club control: Pre-arbitration

Twitter: @robperez2015

The numbers:

  • .228 in 70 games as Yan Gomes’ backup
  • 17 extra bases including seven homers, nine doubles
  • .751 OPS

Behind the numbers:

Highlights:

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