Indians Notes: Lopez, Jimenez

It was on this day in 1952 that the Indians used a record 23 players in a game against the Washington Senators.  Despite using nearly their entire roster, the Indians still lost, 7-6, on Pete Runnels' walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth.

Here's the latest from Cleveland…

  • Jose Lopez has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, tweets MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.  Lopez was designated for assignment on Tuesday so the Tribe could create a roster space for Johnny Damon.
  • "Keep in mind, there was risk on both sides of the deal," Indians president Mark Shapiro said to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer when discussing last year's trade with the Rockies that brought Ubaldo Jimenez to the Tribe. "It's often like that when you trade a lot of pitchers, but they do get hurt [more often than position players]."  Shapiro and GM Chris Antonetti both feel it's much too early to evaluate the trade, but Pluto feels the early returns don't favor the Indians thanks to Jimenez's struggles and mechanical issues.
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5 Comments on "Indians Notes: Lopez, Jimenez"


3 years 2 months ago

I’ve always said the Indians gave way too much for Jimenez, that’s why when the Rockies where asking for similar package from the Reds, Jocketty said no thanks.  Although we’ll see how that Latos deal works out for them.

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 Odd thing, is even later on they threw in Pomeranz as the PTBNL to make it even more lopsided (thus far) and Pomeranz has the makings of a stud far better than Jimanez ever could have been at Colorado.

Have to wonder what goes on at Cleveland sometimes.. they make superb deals like the Vmart ones and get great hauls, then throw away even more on guys like Jimanez.

1980CHAMPS
3 years 2 months ago

The Indians knew full well knew they were trading for a guy who had a 4.50 ERA in a league without a DH.  They only have themselves to blame.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

the year before he had a 2.88 era.. 

3 years 2 months ago

Pomeranz was the PTBNL from the start, he just couldn’t be included at the time of the trade.

Pomeranz still has potential but hasn’t show much at the big league level. The other guy in the trade, Alex White, has regressed and got hit with a DUI during ST.  So far everyone in the trade sucks but Poms still has a shot at least.