Gerrit Cole scratched from Saturday rehab start
Aug01

Gerrit Cole scratched from Saturday rehab start

The Indianapolis Indians have announced that Gerrit Cole has been scratched from his scheduled rehab start on Saturday. Originally, Cole was supposed to make his second start with the Indians, and was expected to throw around 100 pitches. There has been no indication of the reason, but updates will be posted when they are received. UPDATE 8:46 PM: From Tim Williams… I just received the following quote from Neal Huntington on why...

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Casey Sadler blames pitch utilization on recent slide
Jul27

Casey Sadler blames pitch utilization on recent slide

Despite posting a season ERA of 2.85 with Indianapolis, Casey Sadler has seen his share of struggles since returning from Pittsburgh in mid-June. In his past six starts, he has allowed at least seven hits in all of them. In addition, in the 36.1 innings over this stretch, he has allowed 18 runs. Prior to this, he allowed 18 runs in the 61.2 innings leading up to the promotion. With this struggle in mind, Sadler has two reasons for the...

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Andrew Lambo off to a hot start after return from thumb injury
Jul24

Andrew Lambo off to a hot start after return from thumb injury

After missing two and a half months following surgery on his right thumb, Andrew Lambo did not waste any time getting back into the swing of things. In the first six games, he is hitting for a .462/.481/.808 line in 26 at-bats, with three doubles and two home runs. “It’s feeling good,” Lambo said. “I got some good pitches to hit the other day. I faced (Justin) Masterson yesterday. That is different, four days in to be facing some arms...

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Jeff Locke’s Success is Real, Thanks to His Drastically Improved Control
Jul15

Jeff Locke’s Success is Real, Thanks to His Drastically Improved Control

It was almost one year ago that Jeff Locke found himself with the best players in the game in New York after a dominant first half of the season. However, the southpaw found himself on the opposite end of the spectrum, in Bradenton toward the beginning of this season. There is no secret what led to Locke’s downfall last season. Before the break last season, Locke walked 47 hitters in 109 innings. Following the midseason classic, he...

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Pirates Release Duke Welker, Option Jaff Decker to Triple-A
Jul14

Pirates Release Duke Welker, Option Jaff Decker to Triple-A

Duke Welker has been released by Pittsburgh after being DFA’d last week, according to the MLB transactions page. After getting off to a tough start this season, Welker underwent Tommy John surgery last month. Welker had a 4.91 ERA with 11 walks in 11 innings with Indianapolis this season. Welker posted an ERA under three for back to back seasons in 2011 and 2012 with Bradenton, Altoona and Indianapolis. In 2013, Welker struggled a bit...

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