The Indians signed veteran infielder Mark Grudzielanek to a free agent minor league contract with a…
It's Winter Development Time!
For the first time, the program is broken down into twe segments -- one week in Cleveland and another in Arizona. Participating are: Hector Ambriz, RHP Scott Barnes, LHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Kelvin De La Cruz, LHP Jason Donald, INF Jeanmar Gomez, RHP Connor Graham, RHP Josh Judy, RHP Yohan Pino, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Carlos Rivero, SS Carlton Smith, RHP Nick Weglarz, OF Ambriz, Barnes, Carrasco, Donald, Grahm and Pino are all new to the organization. Ambriz was picked in the Rule 5 Draft last month from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Carrasco and Donald were acquired in a trade from Philadelphia in July; Barnes in a deal from San Francisco in July; Graham in a trade from Colorado in July; and Pino in a trade from Minnesota in August. The program was developed by current Indians general manager Mark Shapiro when he was farm director in 1996. Many current and former Indians players such as Jensen Lewis, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez said the experience helped them make a smooth transition to the major leagues when they got the call. NOTABLE: Joe Kessler has been named the team's Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach, replacing Tim Maxy, who took a similar post with Major League Baseball in December. Kessler, 28, joined the Indians organization in March. He spent the 2009 season working with players rehabilitating injuries at the club's complex in Arizona. He previous worked for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. He is a 2004 graduate of Illinois State, where he majored in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science. ALSO:Dave Wallace has rejoined the Indians' coaching staff as an assistant. After seven years (2002-08) as a catcher in the Tribe farm system, he was a Tribe bullpen catcher in 2009 and will resume those duties as as well as assist Indians coaches in other aspects. ... The Indians have traded left-hander Zach Jackson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named. Jackson was part of the blockbuster deal that sent CC Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers in July 2008.
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