June 30, 2021 Morning Edition: Indians News Roundup
This is your Indians News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of June 30, 2021.
“Some minor moves from around the game… The Twins have signed lefty reliever Sean Gilmartin to a minor league contract, per his MLB.com transactions log. He had been pitching for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. Gilmartin has seen big league action in each of the past six seasons, although he’s only made three…”
“Zack Godley, a semi-interesting pitcher who threw 3.1 innings for the Brewers earlier this year, has agreed to sign with Cleveland. Cleveland didn’t need a starting pitcher last night, because thunderstorms washed out their contest against Detroit. They should come up with a name for that. Terry Francona has thoughts on the baseballs.”
“In fact, the right-hander has been as good as ever of late, giving up only three earned runs while fanning 13 over 13 innings in his two starts combined since the last RPR. Garcia is four-seam heavy, throwing the pitch 47.7 percent of the time, but his offspeed pitches are where he keeps hitters off-balance. Like so many others on this list, Garcia has been consistent on the mound throughout the season. As always, the RPR represents a mix of both performance and projection and takes into account both what a player has done this season and what he is expected to do the rest of the way.”
“(Last updated: June 29) RHP Zach Plesac (right thumb) Expected return: Early July Plesac will officially begin his rehab assignment on June 29 with Double-A Akron, throwing two innings. (Last updated: June 24) DH Franmil Reyes (oblique) Expected return: End of June-early July The Indians hope to activate Reyes from the IL on Saturday. He’s expected to play with Double-A Akron over the next three days, with an off-day on Friday. (Last updated: June 28) 60-day IL C Roberto Pérez (right ring finger) Expected return: Early July Pérez joined Reyes on the field in Cleveland prior to Monday’s series opener against Detroit for some early batting practice, and he’s slated to catch Plesac’s first rehab appearance in Akron on Tuesday. He got to the Indians’ training complex in Arizona on June 22 to get more one-on-one treatment. (Last updated: June 27) RHP Cam Hill (right wrist) Expected return: July For the first time this season, Hill will pitch in a different state than Arizona.”