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It seems the Indians are poised to sign free agent SS Orlando Cabrera. The veteran hit .263 in 123 games for Cincinnati last season but was essentially replaced by Edgar Renteria.
Asdrubal Cabrera has been the shortstop in Cleveland for a couple of years now, but came up as a 2B. Orlando has only played 33 career games at 2B. Who plays where is an interesting situation and what it means for the Clippers roster is too.
Heading into spring, Columbus didn’t have a clear Shortstop option, but this move may clear things up. Unless he completely outperforms Jayson Nix, look for Jason Donald, who still has minor league options, to be back in Triple-A at least to start the year. Luis Valbuena might be a good bet to lose out on a spot as well if Adam Everett plays well in ST. If that happens, Luis V might be out of luck in Triple-A too where the infield is going to be a crowded house. Valbuena’s 2010 season (.193 BA 3-1 K-BB ratio) did him no favors, but a very solid rookie campaign in 2009 (38 extra-base hits in 103 games) might be enough to keep him on the utility radar if Everett and Donald falter (though he was terrible at 3B).
Valbuena came up as a 2B, but was rounded out the last few years. Donald is a shortstop by trade, but projects more as a 2B, where he looked comfortable. With Jason Kipnis as the 2B of the (maybe near) future and Lonnie Chisenhall poised to move on 3B, shortstop might be the best bet for young players looking for a regular spot on the Cleveland infield. Asdrubal Cabrera had a very good 2009, but his range last year was down and his overall play might not justify where his salary is going to go in the next few years.
Of course, if the Indians are out of the play-off race in July, look for O. Cabrera to be a trade chip for Chris Antonetti in a TLC Flip-This-House move for the future. Do people still flip houses?
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The Indians announced the club has agreed to terms with the remaining thirty-two (32) unsigned members of the club’s 40-man roster. Today the Indians announced the signings of the following players to one year Major League contracts for the 2010 season.
RHP Hector Ambriz
INF Brian Bixler
OF Michael Brantley
INF Asdrubal Cabrera
RHP Carlos Carrasco
OF Shin-Soo Choo
OF Trevor Crowe
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz
INF Jason Donald
RHP Jeanmar Gomez
INF Wes Hodges
LHP David Huff
INF/OF Matt LaPorta
LHP Aaron Laffey
RHP Jensen Lewis
CA Lou Marson
INF Andy Marte
RHP Justin Masterson
RHP Chris Perez
LHP Rafael Perez
INF Carlos Rivero
RHP Hector Rondon
CA Carlos Santana
LHP Tony Sipp
RHP Joe Smith
LHP Jeremy Sowers
RHP Mitch Talbot
RHP Jesse Todd
CA Wyatt Toregas
INF Luis Valbuena
OF Nick Weglarz
RHP Anthony Reyes
The remaining 40-man members under contract are as follows:
RHP Fausto Carmona – $4.9M (’10), $6.1M (’11), club options for ’12-’14
RHP Jake Westbrook – $11M (’10)
RHP Kerry Wood – $10.5M (’10), $11M (club option for ’11)
CA Mike Redmond – $850K (’10)
INF Russell Branyan - $2M (’10), $5M (mutual option for ’11)
INF Jhonny Peralta – $4.6M (’10)
OF Grady Sizemore – $5.6M (’10), $7.5M (’11), $8.5 (club option for ’12)
DH Travis Hafner – $11M (’10), $13M (’11), $13M (’12)
Columbus Clippers (Triple-A; International League)
Manager: Mike Sarbaugh
Pitching Coach: Charles Nagy
Coach: Lee May Jr.
Trainer: Michael Salazaar
Akron Aeros (Double-A; Eastern League)
Manager: Joel Skinner
Pitching Coach: Greg Hibbard
Coach: Jim Rickon
Trainer: Chad Wolfe
Kinston Indians (Advanced-A; Carolina League)
Manager: Aaron Holbert
Pitching Coach: Tony Arnold
Coach: Rouglas Odor
Trainer: Jeremy Heller
Lake County Captains (Low-A; Midwest League)
Manager: Ted Kubiak
Pitching Coach: Mickey Callaway
Coach: Phil Clark
Trainer: Issei Kamada
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season A; NY/Penn League)
Manager: Travis Fryman
Pitching Coach: Ken Rowe
Coach: Dennis Malave
AZL Indians (Rookie League)
Manager: Chris Tremie
Pitching Coach: Jeff Harris
Coach: Anthony Medrano
Trainer: Teddy Blackwell
2010 Field Staff Assignments
Field Coordinator: Dave Hudgens
Advisor, Player Development: Johnny Goryl
Pitching Coordinator: Dave Miller
Hitting Coordinator: Bruce Fields
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
Latin American Field Coordinator: Minnie Mendoza
Catching Coordinator: Chris Tremie
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Jake Beiting
Rehabilitation Coordinator: James Quinlan
Sports Psychologist: Charlie Maher
The Indians optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and C Wyatt Toregas to Columbus today. They also sent RHP Greg Aquino, INF Michael Aubrey, OF Michael Brantley, OF Matt LaPorta, and RHP Kirk Saarloos to minor league camp.
There are now 37 players in Major League camp.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has reduced their spring training roster by fifteen (15) additional players.
This morning the Indians optioned RHP JOHN MELOAN, RHP ADAM MILLER, RHP JUAN SALAS, LHP TONY SIPP and INF LUIS VALBUENA to AAA Columbus and re-assigned RHP JACK CASSEL, LHP DAVID HUFF, CA ARMANDO CAMACARO, INF JORDAN BROWN, INF WES HODGES, INF JESUS MERCHAN, INF BEAU MILLS and OF STEPHEN HEAD to minor league camp. CA CARLOS SANTANA and RHP HECTOR RONDON were optioned to AA Akron
Currently there are 44 players in Major League camp in Goodyear, AZ. The Indians take on the Milwaukee Brewers today in Maryvale, AZ at 1:05PM PT/4:05PM ET with LHP AARON LAFFEY taking the hill.
Here is the latest Indians spring roster:
Here is today’s Clippers spring training report:
Spring Training Report 3-19-09.mp3
The Cleveland Indians today optioned LHP RICH RUNDLES to AAA Columbus, the club’s first roster move of the 2009 spring…Also today, the Indians re-assigned RHP TOMO OHKA & LHP RYAN EDELL to minor league camp.
There are currently 59 players in Major League camp in Goodyear, AZ.