Indians catcher Eric Haase was among top prospect performers on Friday.
Through the first three innings at Camden Yards on Friday, Trevor Bauer looked as if he were on track for a special outing, allowing no hits and registering four strikeouts. But with the way Cleveland’s struggling offense has been going, a couple of mistakes would prove to be the difference in a hard-luck 3-1 defeat to the Orioles in which Bauer registered a quality start yet still took the loss.
The Indians’ collection of injured players all remain on the shelf for now, but there has been enough progress made during their rehab work that manager Terry Francona has a positive outlook about their return, especially in the case of starter Danny Salazar.
Prior to the opener of the two-game Puerto Rico Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was joined by former Major Leaguer Bernie Williams, members of the Indians and Twins’ front office and a group of Puerto Rico-born players to announce the donation of $1 million to Habitat for Humanity. Two vehicles were gifted, along with supplies, to continue to aid mobile response teams for the island’s ongoing…
While the Puerto Rico series between the Twins and the Indians is the main event on the island, Major League Baseball has been active in the local community, including hosting a charity event at the Boys & Girls Club in Rio Piedras, San Jose on Tuesday.
Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
Roberto Perez dreamed of playing in Hiram Bithorn Stadium when he was a kid. The Indians catcher grew up in Mayaguez, on the western coast of Puerto Rico, and he never had the opportunity to travel across the island to take the field at San Juan’s famous ballpark in his youth.
A group of boys stood near the entrance to Escuela Villa Marina in anticipation of Francisco Lindor’s appearance on Monday morning. When a crowd began to form outside the school’s metal gate, they craned their necks to see if the Indians star was actually here.
MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the first 11 days of the Minor League season. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
The Indians and Blue Jays have been postponed due to inclement weather for a second straight day. Sunday’s scheduled series finale in Cleveland will now be played on May 3 — the same day as the makeup for Saturday’s rainout.