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7/21 Recap: Indians Play Nice to Garza in Return, Score One on Nine Hits

Player of the Game Responsible for the only Indians run of the game, Giovanny Urshela‘s seventh inning double was the Indians first hit with a runner in scoring position during the last two games. He also singled earlier in the game as one of three batters with multiple hits. Feathers Up It may be a good thing that the Indians have looked completely inept since the return of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Giovanny Urshela the Cleveland Indians' long-term solution at third?

Do the Indians finally have their long-term solution at third base in Giovanny Urshela? The 23-year-old rookie has only played 27 games with the Tribe this year, but he seems to have the potential to take up permanent residence at the hot corner in Cleveland. As noted in a story from Did The Tribe Win Last Night, the third base position has been a revolving door since 2002, when...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Urshela Hoping to End Cleveland’s Long Third Base Drought

Giovanny Urshela has not been with the Cleveland Indians for very long. However, the 23-year-old rookie is already making a positive impression. In doing so, he is looking to do what no player in a Tribe uniform has done since the turn of the century and that is take the reigns of the third base job and truly make the position his. Ever since Travis Fryman left Cleveland following...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Urshela Homers in 6-0 Tribe Win

On this date in pointless nostalgia, June 12, 1995, the Cleveland Indians drew 41,845 fans for a ho-hum Monday night game against the Baltimore Orioles—the first of 455 consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field. Yesterday, with hordes of sports lovers flooding the city for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, only 15,316 decided to pre-game with an Indians vs. Mariners matinee. Those fortunate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Urshela hits first big league home run, but parents didn't stay to see it

Just two days after his major-league debut, Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela got his first hit -- and his first home run. Unfortunately, his family left the game before they were able to witness both. "They left in the second inning," Urshela told reporters after Thursday's game. Urshela's family traveled from Columbia to Cleveland for his big league debut on Tuesday, but had...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians to option Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A, recall Giovanny Urshela

Along with optioning starting shortstop Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians also reportedly decided to option starting third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to the Clippers as well. The announcement which was first reported by Chronicle reporter Chris Assenheimer After a promising 2014 season that earned him the nickname Lonnie Baseball, Chisenhall...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Urshela Be the Key To Improving the Defense?

The solution to the defensive woes of 2014 might be closer than expected, well at least for third base. Giovanny Urshela, 23, first arrived in the Indians system in 2009. He was never really anything super impressive, aside from his superb caliber defense. He struck out too much, didn’t walk enough, and didn’t provide much power in his swing. He’s always had a decent slugging...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Giovanny Urshela will not need surgery on knee

The Cleveland Indians finished third in the American League Central with 85 wins in 2014. Looking forward the Indians, who were slightly above the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA, need only to tweak the roster to contend next season. One player the Indians could count on in the near future is prospect Giovanny Urshela, who is dealing with a knee problem which cost...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Urshela and Lindor: Teammates and Friends

Fans, players, coaches, family, and friends. A lot of people were excited when they found out Indians’ top prospect Franciso Lindor was promoted to Triple-A Columbus. But one person was arguably more excited than anyone else about the news. Columbus Clippers third baseman Giovanny Urshela. “Yeah, very excited to see him here at the next level,” Urshela said. “I’m very excited...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Added Strength Paying Off Big for Urshela

Columbus Clippers third baseman Giovanny Urshela has always been known for his stellar defense and gun-slinging arm, but it’s his power numbers at the plate that are raising eyebrows this season. As of June 12, the 22-year-old from Cartagena, Colombia leads the Cleveland Indians minor league organization with 61 runs batted in and ranks third in home runs with 13. Through 88 games...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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