Another day, another defeat by Detroit. Here's the story (if you can face it):
Trevor Bauer has a bad day as Cleveland Indians fall 8-5 to Tigers | Let's Go Tribe (Matt R. Lyons)
Bauer can't wiggle out of trouble in early exit | indians.com
Cleveland Indians roll over for Detroit Tigers, 8-5, so what else is new? | cleveland.com
Indians news & notes
Major league debut an out-of-body experience for Cleveland Indians hurler Cody Anderson | cleveland.com
Zack Meisel reports on the newest Tribe debutant: "I couldn't really feel my body," Anderson said. "I couldn't feel the ball. I just knew I had to throw strikes ... I didn't really have much control in the first inning or so. I kind of tried to settle down and just work the bottom of the zone. It ended up working out."
Anderson embraces "change" for his success | indians.com
August Fagerstrom tracks Anderson's path to the bigs: "In 2013, they told me not to use my cutter anymore for that season," Anderson said. "It really forced me to use the changeup and either get hit or get people out with it. Over time it started to get better that year ... the cutter of course is always there, but now that's kind of my third-best pitch. They kind of flip-flop sometimes."
Indians sign Brady Aiken for $2,513,280 | MLB Trade Rumors
That's roughly $120K over slot, but still seems like a solid piece of business for the Tribe, who had already freed up some cash with some of their other, under-slot signings.
Tidbits from around MLB
Former major leaguer Darryl Hamilton killed in murder-suicide, police say | espn.go.com
In a shocking tragedy, it appears that Hamilton was killed by his girlfriend, who then committed suicide, leaving their child an orphan.
Notebook obtained by Outside the Lines shows Pete Rose bet on baseball as player in 1986 | espn.go.com
Yet more problems for Pete Rose, who has always claimed that he only started gambling on baseball after he became a manager (and hence he should not be barred from making the Hall of Fame as a player).
Touki Toussaint and prospect valuation | FanGraphs
Diamondbacks' Tony La Russa: Trade creates financial flexibility | azcentral.com
Over the weekend, the Diamondbacks essentially sold their 2014 1st rd pick to the Braves for $10MM. Either they messed up drafting him ot they messed up trading him. Neither reflects well on their FO. Having signed a $1.5 billion dollar TV deal in February, you can certainly see why the D-backs owners might have needed to save some cash.