Giambi and Bauer both to be activated: Tuesday News and Notes

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Giampa is back, Bauer takes the hill, Julio Franco retakes the field at age 55 and Jason Kipnis speaks out on fair weather fans.

Recaps

Michael Brantley's homer gives Cleveland Indians' 5-4 victory over Tigers in 10 innings | cleveland.com - Last year Michael Brantley hit 10 homers all season. This year he's almost matched that total with No.9 giving the Indians a 5-4 victory over the Tigers in 10 innings.

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians - May 19, 2014 | MLB.com CLE Recap - Indians.com recap (Bastian)

Indians vs. Tigers recap (Monday): Dr. Smooth will cure what ails ya - Let's Go Tribe - A tight game from the beginning is decided by a 2 out, 3-2 home run off the bat of Dr. Smooth himself, Michael Brantley

Tribe News and Notes

Toledo Mud Hens preferred over Detroit Tigers: Quick hitters from Terry Francona | cleveland.com - Buried lede - Giambi to be activated today

Nick Swisher, Carlos Santana enduring worst starts of careers: Cleveland Indians notebook | cleveland.com
As poorly as Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana have started this season at the plate, they have had similar starts to seasons. Still, they've never been this bad.

Bauer arrives in Cleveland aiming to stick with Tribe | indians.com: News - Trevor Bauer's opportunity to turn potential into production has arrived. The pitching prospect had a locker in Cleveland's clubhouse on Monday and he arrived to Progressive Field with the knowledge that this was no longer a one-day stay.

Jason Kipnis delivers message to team, fans: Cleveland Indians chatter | cleveland.com - "It's a big series, but it's not do or die," said Kipnis. "You can't win the division in May, but you can lose it. We're digging ourselves a nice hole. Are we out of it? No. Anybody who is jumping off the bandwagon – see ya, go. We'll be fine, whatever it is. We'll play for the fans that we do get."

Retired Police Officer Experiences Field of Dreams at Indians Game | FOX8.com - CLEVELAND--A retired police officer, who was struck by a drunk driver seven years ago, got to experience his field of dreams at Progressive Field Monday afternoon. Cory Winfield finally got his chance to watch the Indians batting practice right from the dugout.

Rocco Scotti, the Indians' voice of the national anthem, to join Ohio senior hall of fame | cleveland.com - From 1974 into the 90s, Scotti sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before literally hundreds of Indians games in old Municipal Stadium. He has been recognized for having performed it more times live and for more varied events than anyone in U.S. history.

Julio Franco Making a Comeback to Baseball Diamond at Age 55 | Cleveland Leader - Former Cleveland Indians infielder Julio Franco is going to try to add to his legend by taking the field at age 55. Franco played in the Major Leagues until age 49 and amassed 2,586 in the big leagues (4,200 in total in leagues such as Japan and Mexico).

Around the Horn

The continuing adventures of one-time prodigy and part-time pitcher Jeff Francoeur | The Strike Zone - SI.com
Just because.

Down with the pitchers win, up with the Tango | HardballTalk - from JoePos - For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That's not great policy but hey, if we're going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.

The Unofficial 2014 MLB Players Census - Best Tickets Blog - The MLB population analyzed

Interesting figures from latest MLB Players Census | Detroit Free Press | freep.com - The Indians are relative lightweights.

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