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Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Braves on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Bauers also walked twice. The young outfielder is hitting .217 with two homers, eight runs, and eight RBI.

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Jose Ramirez drives in two

Sun, Apr 21st 9:46am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Braves on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez finally broke out for a big game, perhaps not coincidentally on the day Francisco Lindor made his season debut. Ramirez is now hitting .158 with one homer, 11 runs, five RBI, and five steals.

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a run scored in an 8-7 loss to the Braves in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor made his season debut after being activated from the injured list earlier in the day. The star shortstop may need a few games to get going but he should be a top-10 fantasy hitter in short order.

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Trevor Bauer strikes out 10

Sun, Apr 21st 12:20am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched well in a no-decision on Saturday. Bauer struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings while allowing just two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Bauer was in line for the win but the bullpen coughed up six runs in relief of him. Overall, Bauer has a 2-1 record, 2.20 ERA, and 42 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 with a run, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Naquin picked up his second steal in game one of the doubleheader between the two teams. The young outfielder is hitting .255 with one homer, five runs, five RBI, and two steals.

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Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth in an 8-4 win over the Braves in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a save situation but Cleveland turned to Hand to close out their win in game one. Hand is off to a great start in 2019, posting a 1.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, six saves, and 12 strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings.

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Cleveland Indians infielder Max Moroff had a big game in his team's 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday. Moroff went 2-for-3 with a homer and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: The Indians activated Francisco Lindor from the injured list earlier in the day but didn't want to play him in both games of the doubleheader against Atlanta. Don't look to Moroff to get many more starts once Lindor is up to speed.

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI, and a steal in his team's 8-4 win over the Braves in game one of their Saturday doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Santana missed a game earlier in the week with a hamstring issue but he appears to be fine. The veteran has been red hot to start the season, hitting .407 with one homer, 13 runs, and 12 RBI.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber pitched well in an 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday. Kluber struck out eight and allowed four runs in seven innings.

Fantasy Impact: Kluber cruised through the first six innings before he allowed two runs to score in the seventh. In all, it was an acceptable bounceback after he got torched for six runs in just 2 2/3 innings in his last start. Kluber now has a 2-2 record, 5.88 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts in 26 innings of work. While he isn't performing the way his fantasy owners expected when they drafted him, patience with the ace is required as his fantasy trade value is pretty low right now.

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Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment. (Source: Zack Meisel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the corresponding move to the Indians activating Francisco Lindor (ankle, calf) from the IL. Ramirez is hitting just .184 with a .625 OPS this season. This could be it for him as a major league player.

Category: Transactions


Cleveland Indians reliever Nick Wittgren pitched two scoreless innings against the Mariners on Wednesday to earn the first save of his career. He struck out two batters in the 1-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: Wittgren got the call with Brad Hand unavailable after pitching in three straight games. Wittgren has appeared in four games for the Tribe and has yet to allow a run. With Hand firmly entrenched as the team's closer, Wittgren is nothing more than bullpen depth from a fantasy perspective.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was dominant in a 1-0 win over the Mariners on Wednesday. Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 12 and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco's previous start was one of the worst of his career. He bounced back in a big way on Wednesday to improve his record to 2-2. The veteran right-hander now has a 7.41 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 17 innings. His previously concerned fantasy owners can breathe a little easier now.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber pitched six innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday. Bieber struck out five and walked three in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Bieber's three walks were uncharacteristic as he's known for his pinpoint control. That being said, it didn't affect him much. Overall, the young hurler has a 2-0 record, 1.71 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 21 innings. He's turning into an extremely solid fantasy pitcher.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kipnis was just activated from the injured list on Monday and was hitting third in the Cleveland lineup on Tuesday. He hasn't been a factor in fantasy since the 2016 season.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin's leadoff homer got his team off to a fast start but the pitching staff couldn't hold on. Martin is now hitting .271 with three homers, seven runs, four RBI, and a steal.

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Jefry Rodriguez allowed the Royals to score two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his season debut on Saturday. Kansas City went on to win 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez, who came to the Indians in the Yan Gomes deal, made his first appearance in a Cleveland uniform. He wound up striking out three batters in the game. Rodriguez throws hard but he has yet to translate that to strikeouts in the big leagues, averaging just 6.55 strikeouts per nine innings. He's nothing more than a deep league prospect for now.

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The Indians are reportedly calling up Carlos Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez was slashing .348/.483/.522 in six games in Triple-A thus far this season. With the Indians struggling on offense, his promotion only makes sense. There's no reason to add Gonzalez yet, but keep your eye on him in case he shows some of his old talent.

Category: Transactions


Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his team's 8-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Perez picked up his first homer of the season in the fifth inning, taking Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann deep. The Cleveland catcher is now hitting .095 with four RBI on the season.

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Mike Clevinger (back) will be out 6-8 weeks before he can even touch a ball. (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clevinger was placed on the IL this morning with an upper back strain. The extent of the absence is quite surprising since Clevinger originally thought he would make his next start after getting pulled on Sunday. This is a devestating blow to fantasy owners since Clevinger was off to such a strong start. He should be stashed on IL in all leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen had a pinch-hit, game-winning RBI on a sacrifice fly in a 2-1 win over the Twins on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Allen didn't start the game but he managed to get Carlos Santana to home plate on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning. Allen should be a cheap source of steals in deep, AL-only leagues this season.

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