Taking the "off" out of offseason

The following players from the Indians’ organization will be participating in the various fall and winter leagues:

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (started on 10/7)

LHP Chuck Lofgren

RHP Eric Stiller

RHP Josh Tomlin

RHP Neil Wagner

INF Wes Hodges

INF Beau Mills

INF Josh Rodriguez

OF Stephen Head (Taxi Squad)

NOTE: At this point, the Indians have not reached a resolution on OF Michael Brantley’s status for the AFL. General manager Mark Shapiro said if Brantley can’t get anything more than a “taxi squad” position, they’ll just let him go home.

 

HAWAIIAN WINTER LEAGUE (started last week)

CA/INF Adam Davis

CA/OF Matt McBride

INF Dustin Realini

INF Ron Rivas

LHP Kaimi Mead

LHP Matt Meyer

LHP Shawn Nottingham

LHP Heath Taylor

 

VENEZUALAN WINTER LEAGUE (starts mid-October)

RHP Randy Newsom (Caracas)

1B/OF Matt LaPorta (Caracas)

INF Asdrubal Cabrera (Lara)

OF Franklin Gutierrez, Franklin (Caracas)

RHP Edward Mujica (Caribes)

INF Niuman Romero (Caribes)

INF Karexon Sanchez (Caracas)

 

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (starts mid-October)

INF Jordan Brown (Aguilas)

CA Chris Gimenez (Aguilas)

RHP Adam Miller (Aguilas)

LHP Scott Lewis (Aguilas)

LHP Tony Sipp (Aguilas)

RHP Fausto Carmona (Aguilas)

INF Andy Marte (Los Toros del Este Romana)

OF Jose Constanza (Los Toros del Este Romana)

OF Lucas Montero(Gigantes)

CA Alex Castillo(Gigantes)

RHP Joaniel Montero (Escogido)

INF Chris Dela Cruz (Aguilas)

 

MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE  (starts mid-October)

OF Roman Pena

6 Comments

AC – What happened to Lonnie Chisenhall? I know you reported that he was headed to the Arizona Instructional League, what’s going on with that?

Any chance of convincing Carmona NOT to pitch? Some critics this year said that he may have been overworked last year, and I’m sure he worked the winter league last year, maybe some time off would help. On a similar note, any way of convincing Andy Marte not to come back?

I think with Carmona’s time off from the hip and pitching against some inferior bats might do him some good. Here’s to hoping Andy Marte kicks just enough [tail] in Winter ball to be get a good AA baller in trade, but not good enough to make us rethink 3rd base. Also, with Barfield’s absence are we to believe he declined the Indians asking him to play? Also meaning that his future with the Tribe might be still less steady?

The Arizona Instructional League has wrapped up. Chisenhall did take part. He is not in the Arizona Fall League.

Hey AC -Did you lobby for the chase to cover the Hawiaan Winter League?

Why don’t I see Barfield on this list? It would seem he could use the playing time given he lost time to injury

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