Video: Spring Training Update 3/28

Video: Spring Training Update 3/28

Terry Francona discusses the Indians Spring Training schedule, as well as Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Nick Swisher.

Putkonen was the biggest name among those released

Trans Blog: Putkonen One of Seven MiLB Cuts

The first wave of minor league cuts from the back fields came on Saturday, with seven players receiving their release, including right-hander Luke Putkonen, who spent parts of three years with the big league club, and an outfielder that has kept himself in the back part of the TigsTown Top 50 the past few years due to still untapped potential.

New slider could push Lugo over the top

New slider could push Lugo over the top

New slider added last season could solidify Lugo as a legit Major League starting pitching prospect.

Niewenhuis a perfect fit as Mets spot-starter

Niewenhuis a perfect fit as Mets spot-starter

Kirk Nieuwenhuis could become an integral part of the Mets bench this season as his left-handed bat and range in the outfield will give Terry Collins a great defensive replacement or pinch hitter in crunch time.

#12—Paul Blackburn

#12—Paul Blackburn

NorthSiders Report continues its Top 50 Prospect Countdown with right-hander pitcher Paul Blackburn. A supplemental first round pick in 2012, the California native completed his first full season with flying colors, earning Midwest League All-Star honors and helping Kane County to the best record in the minors.

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