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Travel Day Thursday AM Tribe News and Notes

The Indians are off today after their west coast swing, but News and Notes does not get a vacation.

Stephen Dunn


Indians vs. Dodgers recap: Tribe wins 5-4 after late rally - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians were 5-4 winners over the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon, using a late rally to take the lead and then holding on at the end. (LGT recap - Lukehart)

Cleveland Indians stage eighth-inning rally to beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4 | - The Indians ended their eight-game trip through Phoenix, Seattle and Los Angeles with a 4-4 record. (PD recap - Hoynes)

Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers - July 2, 2014 | CLE Recap - recap (Bastian).

Tribe Related

Control, not injury, seems to be Masterson's issue | News - The results on the mound have been rough of late for sinkerballer Justin Masterson, but the Indians are convinced that the starter is healthy. ( notes column)

Cleveland Indians to honor broadcaster Tom Hamilton, unveil Jim Thome statue | - The Indians will celebrate the careers of Tom Hamilton and Jim Thome next month.

For UCLA standout Trevor Bauer, it's different but same with Indians - Los Angeles TimesTrevor Bauer never cared about conforming.

The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball - Carson Cistulli looks at Jose Ramirez as one of Fringe Five.

Around the Horn

Watch out for these five teams in the second half. | : Marc Normandin Article - Though the All-Star break isn't actually here yet, we have reached the midway point of the 2014 baseball season. If we've learned anything from years past, it's that there's always a team or two who will surprise in the second half. Who will it be this year? These five teams have cases.

To get rid of marijuana, baseball has to get real. | : Dirk Hayhurst Article - Think professional baseball players don't indulge in marijuana? Think again, to an extent far more than the public knows. Thanks to a loophole in the rules, it's easier to do in the majors than the minors, but that doesn't mean that organizational players aren't doing it too.

Would Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker be in the Hall of Fame if they had played in New York? | HardballTalk - Also: can you name the two pre-1995 World Series teams without a Hall of Fame representative?

Yanks open international signing period with spree | News - The New York Yankees made their presence felt with an international spending spree on Wednesday, the first day international free agents could sign with teams. According to industry sources, New York agreed to terms with several highly regarded international prospects, including shortstop Dermis Garcia, ranked No. 1 on's Top 30 International Prospects list for a $3 million signing bonus. The club has not confirmed the signings.