Results tagged ‘ Michael Brantley ’

‘Indians Illustrated’ Pictionary airs on SportsTime Ohio 2/9 at 7PM

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Second baseman Jason Kipnis draws “Elephant in the Room” for his partner Michael Brantley during Indians Illustrated at the Town Hall meeting at Playhouse Square.

Cleveland Indians players Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes put their artistic abilities to the test during the Indians version of Pictionary, appropriately entitled “Indians Illustrated”, on Jan. 29 at our Season Ticket Holder Town Hall.

Good news: You can watch the show tomorrow at 7 on SportsTime Ohio!

The four players competed against each other on teams of two, attempting to draw a variety of pop culture references, baseball terms and phrases, including Tribe mascot Slider.

A live studio audience saw a more personal side of the players, and you can too. Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood played host, while manager Terry Francona was also in attendance, adding to the entertainment and answering questions from fans in the audience.

In addition, during the Town Hall meeting, all four players and Francona chatted with Underwood about the offseason and upcoming season, answering questions about the club’s rotation, prospects and more.

Be sure to set your DVRs tonight, you won’t want to miss this!

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 players Michael Brantley, Cody Allen and Danny Salazar will appear at Tribe Fest presented by KeyBank on Jan. 30

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Fans can purchase opportunity now to guarantee autographs with current roster players, alumni scheduled to attend

2016 event moves to Aloft Cleveland Downtown in Flats East Bank, with restrictions in place at Progressive Field due to ongoing renovations

Cleveland, OH—Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley and pitchers Cody Allen and Danny Salazar are scheduled to appear at Tribe Fest 2016, presented by KeyBank, set for January 30 from 9AM-7PM.

New this year, the event will be held at Aloft Cleveland Downtown. As renovations continue at Progressive Field, space restrictions are in place that made holding Tribe Fest at the ballpark untenable this year. Due to the location change, space and ticket availability at Aloft will be limited. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible.

Brantley, Allen and Salazar join current roster players Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall, Bryan Shaw and others. (Player appearances are subject to change.)

Cleveland Indians alumni Mike Hargrove, Carlos Baerga, Ellis Burks and Jaret Wright will join current roster players.

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

Cleveland Indians #12DaysOfTribe social media contest is back — with better prizes than ever

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Our 12 Days of Tribe contest is back for Year 3 – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Ever want to take over our Twitter account during a game? How about our Instagram account?

Want signed baseballs, jerseys and more from players such as Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Yan Gomes and more?

Want to sit in our Field View Bullpen seats for an entire game? Want to watch Batting Practice from the field?

All of these prizes are there for the taking – you just have to enter each day’s contest!

We’ll start on Dec. 14 and go through Christmas morning. Here’s a list of prizes and a hint about that day’s contest. Each day’s contest will start at 10AM and run through Noon, with a winner chosen and announced shortly thereafter.

Monday, Dec. 14: Two tickets and Batting Practice Experience for 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Our Twitter bio

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Salazar/Kluber signed baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Captions

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Signed Cody Allen baseball and two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Photo recreation

Thursday, Dec. 17: Two tickets to 2016 game and radio booth visit to meet Hammy and Rosey

  • Contest hint: Haiku

Friday, Dec. 18: Signed Kipnis and Brantley baseballs, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Batting stances

Saturday, Dec. 19: Terry Francona signed jersey and ball, plus two tickets to 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Trivia

Sunday, Dec. 20: Signed Francisco Lindor ball plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Gumballs

Monday, Dec. 21: Signed Michael Brantley bat and ball, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Celebration  re-creation

Tuesday, Dec. 22: Signed Kluber, Gomes baseballs, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: Christmas movies

Wednesday, Dec. 23: Field View Bullpen passes for an entire game

  • Contest hint: Video highlights

Thursday, Dec. 24: Instagram takeover for a game and two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Contest hint: photos

Friday, Dec. 25: Help us tweet a game from the press box, plus two tickets to a 2016 game

  • Christmas gifts

–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond

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:

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