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  1. Matt LaPorta goes unclaimed on waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Nov 21, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Matt LaPorta

    Here’s how far Matt LaPorta‘s stock has fallen since he was the centerpiece of the package Cleveland received for CC Sabathia in mid-2008: Yesterday the Indians dropped LaPorta from the 40-man roster and he went unclaimed by the other 29 teams on waivers. That means LaPorta–now 28 years old and the owner a career .694…

  2. Matt LaPorta undergoes hip surgery to repair torn labrum

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Matt LaPorta

    Matt LaPorta was already facing an uncertain future in Cleveland after repeatedly struggling in various stints with the Indians and now he’ll have to come back from hip surgery. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that LaPorta underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and “will need three to four months…

  3. Indians send Lonnie Chisenhall, Matt LaPorta to minors

    Mar 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    Lonnie Chisenhall was Cleveland’s starting third baseman down the stretch last season as a rookie and headed into spring training as the presumed Opening Day starter, but today the Indians sent him back to Triple-A while handing the job to veteran Jack Hannahan. Matt LaPorta was also optioned to Triple-A and unlike Chisenhall his place…

  4. Running down the rosters: Cleveland Indians

    Feb 18, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana, Chris Perez

    Even after giving up their top two pitching prospects for Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians couldn’t maintain their hot start last year and lost their last four games to finish under .500 at 80-82. The offseason saw them shopping from the scrap heap, which isn’t unusual, but even as they were forced to pick from largely…

  5. Indians even more left-handed in wake of Kotchman addition

    Feb 2, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner, Carlos Santana, Shin-Soo Choo

    With Casey Kotchman penciled in over Matt LaPorta at first base, the Indians are now looking at the following lineup against right-handed pitching: CF Grady Sizemore – L SS Asdrubal Cabrera – S RF Shin-Soo Choo – L C Carlos Santana – S DH Travis Hafner – L 2B Jason Kipnis – L 1B Casey Kotchman –…

  6. Casey Kotchman to sign with the Indians

    Feb 2, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    kotchman getty

    Jon Heyman reports that Casey Kotchman is going to sign with the Indians. According to Paul Hoynes, it’s a one year deal for $3 million plus incentives. Earlier this week he was rumored to be going to the Orioles, but that apparently went nowhere. Kotchman had a nice 2011 with the Rays, hitting .306/.378/.422 in…

  7. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

  8. Carlos Pena and Casey Kotchman are “two names high on Cleveland’s list”

    Jan 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported yesterday that the Indians’ front office had approached ownership about expanding the payroll to sign Carlos Pena, but he might not be the only free agent first baseman on the team’s radar. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com confirms the team’s interest in Pena, but adds that Casey Kotchman…

  9. Indians ask owners for payroll space to pursue Carlos Pena

    Jan 12, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies

    Carlos Pena is one of the better free agents still available and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are interested in the 33-year-old first baseman. Whether or not they’ll be able to work something out is unclear, because according to Hoynes the front office went to ownership recently to see…

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