- Jack Hannahan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.
- Josh Tomlin was activated from the disabled list and made his first start since May 7th on Monday, getting a win.
- Lonnie Chisenhall was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Monday, contributing right away with a home run. He was hitting .324 through 28 games in Columbus.
- Scott Barnes made his Major League debut with the Tribe on Wednesday, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam. After walking two and hitting a batter, Barnes got Jeff Francoeur to foul out to end the threat.
- Travis Hafner was placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. He is expected to be out for six weeks after receiving microscopic procedure.
- Johnny Damon was placed on paternity leave.
- Matt LaPorta was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and got the start at first base on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a run and a strikeout.
WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:
- Brian previewed the series with the Royals and the series with the Twins
- Lewie analyzed what we should expect to see in Lonnie Chisenhall’s return to the big leagues
- Geordy took a look at what who we could see the Tribe to take in the 2012 MLB Draft
- Steve looked at Manny Acta’s pinch hitting decisions
- Lewie made a case for why it’s time for the Tribe to call up Matt LaPorta
- In this week’s Wroundtable we discussed who should get time at third base
- Lewie interviewed Nate Gilmore from Puckett’s Pond about the Minnesota Twins
- Luke Carlin reached base on an error three times on Tuesday. That was the first time for a member of the Tribe to do so since Walt Williams did it in 1973.
- The Indians still lead the majors in walks. Coming into Saturday, they had 204. The Tampa Bay Rays had the second most with 193.
- Derek Lowe is tied for first in AL in wins with seven. He shares the lead with Yu Darvish, David Price and CC Sabathia.
- The Indians have lost their last three series, which is the first such stretch for the Tribe to since last July.
- Lou Marson is on a career-high six game hitting streak.
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jason Kipnis
Jason Kipnis has been a main source of production for the Tribe over the course of the last week. In the last week, he had eight hits, seven runs, and six RBIs, four coming from a grand slam on Friday night. Heading into Saturday night’s game, the second baseman led with 58 hits, nine home runs, 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He had also appeared in all 51 games.