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Cleveland Indians right-hander Adam Plutko struck out five in a 10-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings while allowing three runs (two earned).

Fantasy Impact: Plutko was forced to work, needing 89 pitches to get into the fifth inning. Overall, the young hurler has looked good, posting a 3-1 record, 4.55 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings.

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Roberto Perez homers in win

Thu, Jun 20th 7:12am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-4 win over Texas on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Perez hit his second homer in as many games. He is hitting .238 with 13 homers on the season, with seven of those homers coming in his past 15 games.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had a big night in a 10-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Kipnis went 2-for-2 with two homers, two walks, and four RBI in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Kipnis is now hitting .227 with five homers, 16 runs, 25 RBI, and four steals. He has started to heat up over his past seven games, hitting .269 with three homers over that span.

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The Cleveland Indians are cautiously optimistic that starter Mike Clevinger will be able to make his start on Saturday against the Tigers due to an ankle injury he suffered during Monday's start. He did not leave Monday's start but did tumble off of the mound in the second inning and was seen heading to the trainer’s room limping and carrying a walking boot. (Source: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland.com)

Fantasy Impact: While the Indians are optimistic, Clevinger struggled in Monday's start, and it's possible that the ankle injury had something to do with it. Monitor his status over the next few days to see if he is able to go through his regular routine in preparation for Saturday's start.

Category: Injury Updates


Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Naquin is hitting .277 with three homers, 11 runs, 15 RBI, and three steals. He has started to heat up at the plate, hitting .333 in his last seven games.

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a stolen base in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana has always been a patient hitter and he showed it with his three walks on Tuesday. Overall, he is hitting .285 with a .922 OPS, 14 homers, 47 runs, 42 RBI, and three steals.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado went 2-for-5 with a triple, three runs, and two steals in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mercado showed off his speed in this one, stealing second and third base after a single. The rookie outfielder is hitting .308 with four homers, 25 runs, 13 RBI, and six steals.

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Jake Bauers homers in win

Wed, Jun 19th 7:17am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bauers is now up to a .236 batting average with the three-hit game. He has started to heat up at the plate of late, hitting .316 with four home runs in his past 15 games. Overall, Bauers has nine homers and 27 RBI on the year.

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Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez's shot was part of a four-run third inning for the Tribe. The veteran infielder is trying to break out of a season-long funk. With the homer, he's hitting .204 with five homers, 27 runs, 27 RBI, and 16 steals.

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor went deep off of Lance Lynn in the fifth inning. The star shortstop is now hitting .303 with a .906 OPS, 12 homers, 34 runs, 26 RBI, and nine steals. It is shaping up as another elite season for Lindor.

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Corey Kluber (forearm) was moved to the 60-day injured list on Monday. (Source: Cleveland Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move makes room for Mike Clevinger (back), who was activated from the 60-day injured list and will start Monday against the Rangers. Kluber has been sidelined for six weeks, and has yet to resume throwing.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched a complete game shutout in an 8-0 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Bauer struck out eight and allowed just four baserunners in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Bauer was absolutely dominant, picking up the first shutout of his career. He hit a rough patch last month but it moving in the right direction again. Overall, Bauer has a 5-6 record, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts in 16 starts.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin stole home to give the Indians an insurance run. The veteran outfielder is hitting .207 with nine homers, 31 runs, 19 RBI, and four steals.

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Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Hand allowed one hit and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Hand has been a dominant force at the back of the Cleveland bullpen this season. He now has a 0.88 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 20 saves, and 46 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber was exceptional in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Bieber allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings while racking up 12 strikeouts. He allowed just four hits and walked one in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Bieber bounced back from a rough start his last time out to dominate Detroit. He now has a 6-2 record, 3.92 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 108 strikeouts in 85 innings of work. He has developed into a must-start option in fantasy.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Zach Plesac struck out six in a 7-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday afternoon. Plesac allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings of work in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Plesac has looked good over his first four MLB starts, posting a 1-2 record, 2.92 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings of work. He's worth a look as a streamer in deeper leagues.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Mike Freeman went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 7-6 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman pinch-hit for Jason Kipnis, who left after two at-bats with hip tightness. There's no word on whether the issue will cause Kipnis to miss any games, but if he does need to, expect Freeman to see some additional playing time.

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Cleveland Indians reliever Tyler Clippard struggled as his team's opener in a 9-7 win on Wednesday. Clippard allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Clippard didn't get the job done but the Cleveland offense lifted him up. He now has a 4.30 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-7 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Luplow has been a pleasant surprise for the Indians this season, hitting .255 with eight homers, 17 runs, 17 RBI, and two steals in 98 at-bats.

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The Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day injured list with a blood condition. (Source: Mandy Bell on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The issue isn’t baseball related but leaves Carrasco feeling lethargic. He’ll step away for a little bit to explore the best treatment options. We should get updates on his status throughout his recovery.

Category: Injury Updates