Thursday news and notes: Indians defense has been awful in 2014

Jason Miller

The Tribe has the worst defense in the AL and, to make it worse, they're missing easy plays.

Defense

Cleveland Indians notes: Tribe defense ranks last in American League - The Indians are officially the worst defensive team in the American League. At the start of play April 23, the Indians’ .972 fielding percentage was the worst in the league.

The Indians Are Missing The Easy Ones | FanGraphs Baseball - How bad is the Indians defense? Fangraphs elaborates.

More Tribe-Related News

Second smallest crowd at Progressive Field watches Cleveland Indians lose to Royals | cleveland.com - Hoynes' recap.

The Cleveland Indians' faith in closer John Axford is paying off: Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com - When the Indians signed John Axford over the winter, they immediately granted him the closer role. To this point, the right-hander has been about as dependable as the team could have hoped.

Makeup Date Announced For Postponed April 15 Tigers/Indians Game " CBS Detroit - On July 19. Makeup game will begin at 1:08 p.m., while the second game of the doubleheader will start at 7:08 p.m.

Slugger Ross Kivett has no regrets about returning to play for K-State - KansasCity.com - Wildcats star was drafted by Cleveland last year, but he didn't sign because he wanted to play his senior season with the Wildcats. While K-State has struggled this year, Kivett doesn't wish he had gone pro.

Bo Pelini's yard sign stolen again | Local News - KETV Home - Over the weekend, police were looking into the apparent theft of a Cleveland Indians sign that once adorned Bo Pelini's front yard.

New lineup daily thing for Biscuits - Former Tribe farmhand Bryce Stowell is now a Biscuit.

Around the Horn

Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories | Boston Herald - ICYMI, yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the first ballgame at Wrigley Field.

Josh Johnson out for the season | UTSanDiego.com - Dr. James Andrews will perform a second Tommy John surgery Thursday.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox - April 23, 2014 | MLB.com NYY Recap - Pineda ejected for having pine tar on his neck. You can't make this stuff up.

Albert Pujols 500th home run was more than just a milestone. | SportsonEarth.com : Jack Moore ArticleAlbert Pujols's 500th home run was magical not just as the capstone of a career. Now, after two difficult seasons, the question for the Angels star can shift away from his steep decline and back to the lofty heights he can reach going forward.

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