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Sizemore bares most

By jcfortun Published: November 30, 2009

Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore has been all over the internet recently and not in a way the Indians, or Major League Baseball, would prefer.

Sizemore is the latest celebrity to have nude, or in his case semi-nude, photos to appear online.

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Seven players added to Tribe's 40-man roster

By sstorm Published: November 20, 2009

In preparation for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, The Indians purchased the contracts of seven players and added them to their 40-man roster.

First baseman/outfielder Jordan Brown, shortstop Jason Donald and third baseman Wes Hodges were selected from the Triple-A Columbus roster, right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, shortstop Carlos Rivero and outfielder Nick Weglarz were selected from the Double-A Akron roster and left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz was plucked from the short-season Mahoning Valley roster to bring the Indians Major League roster to 40 men.

The 25-year-old Brown was a mid-season and post-season all-star selection who led the International League with a .336 batting average. including 15 home runs and 67 RBI in 111 games.

Although the 21-year-old De La Cruz began the season at high Class-A Kinston, after just two starts he was sidelined with a strained left elbow and missed the rest of the regular season. He did, however, return to make three starts for the Arizona Rookie League team in Goodyear, AZ and also pitched in the Fall Instructional League.

The 25-year-old Donald was acquired in the July 29th, six-player trade with Philadelphia that sent Cliff Lee to the Phillies, splitting the season between Triple-A Lehigh Valley (.236) and Columbus (.257).

The 21-year-old Gomez started the season at Kinston, but was soon called up to Akron, where he tossed a perfect game against Trenton in May and went on to capture the Eastern Legue's Pitcher of the Year Award.

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Alomar added to Indians coaching staff

By sstorm Published: November 17, 2009

There’s an old baseball adage that says great players don’t always make great coaches.

It goes with the line of thinking that great players are often so athletically gifted, they can’t always understand why other players aren’t as good, as smart or as gifted as themselves.

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Former Akronite top woman exec

By Sheldon Published: November 14, 2009

Former Akronite Katie Dannemiller has been named Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year, an award given annually since 1976. [ep
Dannemiller is vice president of baseball operations in the Class A South Atlantic League and formerly executive assistant to Indians General Manager Mark Shapiro. [ep
“It is very exciting and satisfying to be recognized throughout all of baseball, after having also been awarded the South Atlantic League Female Executive of the Year,” Dannemiller said in a statement. [ep
Dannemiller earned a bachelor's degree in business organizational communications from the University of Akron and graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School. [ep

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Opening Day tickets soon on sale

By Sheldon Published: November 14, 2009

Tickets for the Indians' 2010 April 12 home opener against Texas as well as the club's ""six-pack '' plans go on sale Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. [ep
Fans who buy four or more tickets for Opening Day or a six-pack on Nov. 23 will receive a Tribe fleece blanket as long as supplies last. In addition, for every Opening Day ticket purchased on Nov. 23, a ticket voucher will be given away that allows fans to buy an upper deck ticket for any home game in April and May for $5 except the opener. [ep
Fans buying a six-pack (excluding club seats) will receive a ticket for a seventh game for one of four games in July against the Yankees. For complete infomation on six-pack plans and club seat six-pack plans log onto [ep
Opening Day tickets and six-packs can be purchased by phone (216-420-HITS), at and at all Indians Team Shops. [ep
Single game tickets for the entire season go on sale March 5 at 10 a.m. [ep

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Another Award for Akron's Dannemiller

By sstorm Published: November 13, 2009

Akron-native Katie Dannemiller was tabbed as Baseball's Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Thursday not long after completing her fourth season as vice president of baseball operations with Class-A Greensboro.

Dannemiller, who joined the Grasshoppers in January of 2006, has helped the team set new attendance marks and landed a handful of industry accolades, including the South Atlantic League's Merit Award in each of her four seasons with the club.

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Indians announce spring dates

By jcfortun Published: November 9, 2009

Start the countdown. The Cleveland Indians have announced the tentative schedule for 2010 Spring training in Goodyear, Ariz.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 21 with the first workout scheduled for the 23rd. the rest of the team will report on the 24th with their first workout scheduled for the 26th.

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