It's been mostly good news so far this spring for our Indians and here's hoping the positive vibes continue. Dare I say . . . I'm plenty excited about this team and the next few years of Tribe baseball. Here's hoping for another good week!
Indians 9, Royals 4
Brewers 5, Indians 4
Tribe defeats Royals; loses to Brewers in split squad action | Cleveland.com
Lots of power for the Indians, as Roberto Perez, Giovanny Urshela, Mike Napoli, and Yan Gomes all went deep in Sunday action.
On the pitching side, Mike Clevinger struggled with his control, allowing three runs on five hits. Reports have the young right-hander hitting 97 mph and sitting in the mid-90's. Trevor Bauer was threw four innings, allowing just two hits and no walks.
Juan Uribe goes home to take care of visa problems | Cleveland.com
Uribe, who is expected to be the Indians starting third baseman come April, is expected back sometime this week.
Aguilar aiming to be more of an asset | Indians.com
The big first baseman has six hits in 23 at-bats so far this spring. From Jesse Sanchez:
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Aguilar hit 19 home runs and drove in 93 runs at Triple-A last season and has combined to hit 110 home runs in eight seasons in the Minors.
He signed with Cleveland as an international free agent in 2007.
"I think if I get the opportunity to play every day, I can show them what I can do in the big leagues," Aguilar said. "I know I can do more with more opportunities. My goal is to be in the big leagues, but if I don't start there, I want to be there during the season and help the team the best way I can."
Around the League
- Pete Rose will sign anything; including ball endorsing Donald Trump.
- Madison Bumgarner to miss some spring training starts due to injury.
- Tampa Bay hopes Brad Miller can overcome the throwing issues he's currently dealing with.
- An interesting look at what an Eric Hosmer extension might cost Kansas City. By the way, Tom Hamilton thinks this figure is way too low.