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The Cleveland Indians have received a lot of national attention lately (read about it here), but that hasn’t stopped fans from being slightly critical. Indians players, staff and some special guests decided to fire back to the negative Twitter comments. Their reactions do not disappoint.
(By the way, we still don’t know what JIXES are…)
The Tribe fell, 10-5, to KC on Thursday, but not before Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana smacked homers and Corey Kluber got his work in in an earlier simulated game.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
The whole gang’s here and the first Spring game is only a week away. Players took part in a conditioning race that Francisco Lindor finished in a diving fashion!
-Photos by Dan Mendlik
New to camp today: Bourn, Santana and more!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Pre-Spring injury updates: Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Gavin Floyd, Brandon Moss, Ryan Raburn, Giovanny Urshela
The Indians medical staff released the following updates on Thursday, regarding some rehabbing Indians players:
2B Jason Kipnis (left ring finger extensor repair)
Responding as expected following left ring finger extensor tendon repair. Currently unrestricted with defensive work and throwing. He is working through a return to hit progression, currently at the front-toss phase of cage-hitting. Expected to resume hitting on the field within the first week of spring training and should be available for game activity shortly after games begin in early March.
1B/OF Nick Swisher (bi-lateral knee surgery)
Comes into camp unrestricted with hitting and throwing. Currently on a structured running and agility progression designed to allow his knees to accommodate to the increased volume and intensity of spring training. Scheduled to begin outfield specific work and base-running in 2 weeks. Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.
RHP Gavin Floyd (right elbow olecranon internal fixation)
Currently throwing bullpens and building up volume and intensity. Will follow a structured bullpen and live BP schedule, very similar to the rest of the pitchers, but individualized to monitor his recovery with respect to his elbow medical history. Expected to resume game activity (potentially a non “A” game environment to start) by the second week of March.
OF Brandon Moss (right hip labrum repair)
Currently completing a hitting and running progression post right hip surgery (labrum repair). Continues to hit all of his goals in terms of his physical assessment and functional performance. Currently completing overhand-toss hitting and building up his sprint work. Expected to begin position-specific running in 7-10 days and begin hitting on the field at the end of February or early March. Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.
OF Ryan Raburn (left knee surgery)
Completed rehab and off-season S&C work. Comes into camp mostly unrestricted. Will monitor his work load early as his knee adjusts to increased volume and intensity. Expected to be available for game activity when games begin.
INF Giovanny Urshela (left knee PCL sprain)
Giovanny had completed his rehab from his left knee PCL sprain and has tolerated all baseball activity well. He will be unrestricted in terms of all baseball activity at the start of spring training. Will monitor his overall activity early on as he adjusts the increase in volume and intensity of activity.
Pitchers and catchers reported to Goodyear, Ariz., today, but as you’ll see, most of the squad is already in the house. They look pretty happy, too, don’t they?
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Thanks to @CLERallyChicken, one of our most engaged followers on Twitter, we have some Valentine’s Day cards from Tribe players!
Share with friends, loved ones, etc. to make this Valentine’s Day a happy one!
Tickets: General admission tickets are $10, and available at Indians.com/TribeFest. Fans can guarantee autographs by bundling autograph tickets with their GA purchase – and they should do soon because autograph sessions are selling out quickly!
Parking: Due to events at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night and Sunday, parking could be both limited and costly. We have a limited supply of $3 parking spots available in the Gateway East garage: If you’ve already purchased tickets for Tribe Fest, call 216-420-HITS and they will add parking to your purchase for just $3. If you haven’t purchased tickets but will, add parking on to your purchase during the checkout process.
Who will be there?: Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, MVP finalist Michael Brantley, Silver Slugger Award winner Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana, Manager Terry Francona and plenty more!
Who will be signing when and where?: All player appearances are subject to change and will be announced shortly before each autograph session.
Promotional schedule announcement: We’ll announce our exciting 2015 promotional schedule on the main stage at Tribe Fest at Noon on Saturday – be there to find out what great stuff we have planned!
Text alerts: Sign up for event updates by texting TRIBEFEST to 38955 (msg/data rates may apply).
Win a trip to Goodyear!: ProTravel and Goodyear Ballpark are giving away a trip to Spring Training! Stop by their booth at Tribe Fest to enter.
Batting cages: Kids can swing like the pros in the batting cages at the ballpark (waivers required).
MLB Advanced Media table: Stop by the Club Lounge (where player photos will take place) to receive a free pair of Indians sunglasses – perfect for thinking of spring!
MLB.com Ballpark app: Make sure to download the Ballpark app from the iTunes store for Tribe Fest and for the 2015 season at Progressive Field! Check in to receive benefits such as:
- Check-in offers: KeyBank will be giving away fun stuff all weekend long to select people who check in on the Ballpark app
- Tribe Fest maps, information
- And plenty more during the season!
Tribe Fest Feud: You can win your way into a game of the feud! Four of our players will split up into two teams, and on Jan. 21, we will run a contest for four fans to win spots on those teams! Stay tuned…
Hashtag: Use #TribeFest on Twitter and Instagram all weekend long to have your Tweets or pictures featured on our big screen!
Twitter takeovers: We’ll have our crew taking over @Indians all weekend – Mark Shapiro on Saturday, and then Terry Francona on Sunday!
#TribeFest Social: In-person with chats with Trevor Bauer (Saturday) and TJ House (Sunday)
- Stay tuned to our Twitter account for how you can win!
Nick Swisher, Tommy Lasorda and Navy service man Garth Sinclair received the 2014 Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards on Wednesday night at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The awards were created last year by author Peter Fertig as a way to pay homage to Bob’s incredible career, both on the baseball field and in service to his country. Bob’s widow, Anne, was on hand again to help honor her late husband’s legacy. Here’s Nick’s acceptance speech:
More Act of Valor Awards coverage:
- Swisher on Feller Act of Valor Award: ‘First thing that comes to mind is pride’
- Hall of Fame Manager and Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Tommy Lasorda on Feller’s legacy
(Photos/video by Jeff Malet)