The first week of the baseball season was weird. First the Cleveland Indians swept the Texas Rangers in the first three game series of the year. And then they turned around and got swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the next three game series. Baseball is weird, here’s to some more weirdness this week!
Yes, the Cleveland Indians came up short in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. But that doesn’t take away from the incredible accomplishments that they had during the regular season and the postseason, which included winning their first AL championship since 1997.
The front office of the Cleveland Indians organization is one of the best in baseball, and GM Mike Chernoff is one of the key reasons for the success of the team. He caught up with MLB.com and talks about what drives Cleveland forward here in 2017.
Kip was able to play five innings for Akron on Monday with the goal being to get his shoulder back into the routine of playing in a live baseball game. He won’t be with the Tribe today for the home opener, and he may be playing elsewhere come Thursday when the RubberDucks go on the road.
Around the League
- Wil Myers hit the second cycle in San Diego history on Monday night in the Padres’ 5-3 win over the Rockies.
- Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees will miss four weeks due to a strained right biceps.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox was placed on the DL after sustaining a sprain to a ligament in his right knee.
- Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals was placed on the 10-day DL with a hamstring strain.
- And finally, Noah Syndergaard decided to commit grand theft auto on a local Philly resident.