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Cleveland Indians players and coaches including Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Mickey Callaway have saved their heads to support Mike Aviles and his family; Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed recently with leukemia.
From Wednesday’s broadcast:
It began with only a handful of players during the Indians’ last road trip. Slowly, more and more members of Cleveland’s team and staff began joining the cause, shaving their heads as a collective show of support for Mike Aviles‘ young daughter.
Earlier this month, Aviles’ 4-year-old girl, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia and has a tough road ahead in battling the disease. Aviles said Adriana laughed at her dad when he buzzed his hair and said he looked funny. As more and more people have followed with closely cropped hair, Aviles has felt overwhelmed.
“It means a lot for me,” Aviles said on Wednesday morning. “It goes without saying, everybody in here has families, and they know how it is. It’s a tough time, but to know that my team, the coaching staff, everybody, is on my family’s side and my little girl’s side, it helps out a lot and makes me feel good.”
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs
Catching is a dirty job, and Tribe backstop, Yan Gomes knows it all too well. Esquire magazine has been interviewing big-league catchers on the rigors of what it takes to do their job – day in and day out. Yan fit well for this piece given his unfortunate injury early this season, and even touched on the collision aspect of being a catcher. The Silver Slugger Award winner will be back soon, and we can’t wait to see him in action. (Esquire’s full article can be read by clicking here)
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
“The 2015 season was barely a week old when Yan Gomes became the year’s first catcher casualty. Gomes, 27, was protecting the plate in the ninth inning of a close game when Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis slid into his leg, spraining Gomes’ medial collateral ligament.
He didn’t grow up dreaming of playing baseball, let alone becoming a catcher. But a Cuban coach introduced his father to the game and when the family moved to the U.S. when Gomes was 12
What’s the hardest part of being a catcher? Getting 12 to 13 pitchers through the games. It’s a lot of personalities, so you have to be able to compromise with a lot of guys. There’s also a lot studying, to understand the different hitters and different environments — and you have to be able to have your pitchers trust you.
What’s it like to get hit by the ball? Getting hit on the inside of the legs is a tough one; those are the least expected, like a sinker that gets fouled off. Or a hit right off the mask. Those give you a nice smack in the face. But as catchers we all appreciate that it’s something that’s going to happen, so we’ve got to be able to have some pain tolerance.
–Photos by Sarah Sachs
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
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: Jose Ramirez’s car found a parking spot at shortstop & we fall to the Reds in Spring Training action, Mar. 26
Mike Aviles decided to play a little prank on Jose Ramirez in the AM, then it was time for game action. Michael Bourn collected a few hits, and Kipnis returned from his back spasms we fell to the Reds.
-Photos By Dan Mendlik
While you were sleeping, Brandon Moss homered and Jerry Sands did the below — hit a mammoth, 480-foot homer over the 55-foot batter’s eye at Goodyear Ballpark — as the Tribe took down the Giants, 9-5. Fun night.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
ESPN Cleveland’s “The Really Big Show” is in Goodyear this week, chatting with Tribe players and front office members. In case you missed their shows live, you can listen to them in podcast form!
Click below to listen to each interview:
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