by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Indians RP Nick Hagadone undergoes elbow surgery Thursday
Indians southpaw reliever Nick Hagadone had left elbow surgery Thursday, per MLB.com. Terry Francona admitted that the procedure is "not typical." The 29-year-old Hagadone sustained the injury in a Class A rehab game. He had experienced Tommy John surgery in 2008. He is out for the season and is expected to require 6-9 months of recovery time. He ends his year with a 4.28 ERA and 30 hits allowed in 27 1/3 innings. He served as a primary short reliever early in the year before faltering.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Indians' Nick Hagadone scheduled for second opinion on elbow
Indians relief pitcher Nick Hagadone will meet with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured left elbow, per MLB.com. Hagadone suffered the injury during a Class A rehab outing on Wednesday, and the team is not optimistic about the status of his elbow. He underwent reconstructive Tommy John surgery once before in 2008.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Indians RP Nick Hagadone will get second opinion on elbow
The Indians are fearing the worst when it comes to relief pitcher Nick Hagadone and the injury he sustained to his left elbow during a Class A rehab outing on Wednesday, per MLB.com. Hagadone had the elbow examined after suffering the injury and is in the process of getting a second opinion. "He threw a pitch and felt it. He was examined and it's not good," manager Terry Francona said. "We'll have more when we have more, but he looks like he hurt it pretty good." Hagadone is no stranger to elbow injuries, he required reconstructive Tommy John surgery in 2008. "Let's let him go get his second opinion, which is important," Francona said. "And then we'll have more. But, this isn't something that's probably a week with no throwing. I think he hurt himself."
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Indians RP Nick Hagadone leaves rehab appearance with injury
Indians reliever Nick Hagadone was pulled from his first minor league rehab appearance with an apparent elbow injury. Hagadone was able to record one out before being lifted. The Indians are expected to provide more details in the next day or two. Hagadone, who is recovering from a back strain, was pitching for Class A Mahoning Valley.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Indians' Tomlin, Hagadone to pitch for Class A team Wednesday
Indians pitchers Josh Tomlin (shoulder) and Nick Hagadone (back) will throw in Wednesday's game for Class A Mahoning Valley. Tomlin, who will start Wednesday's game, is having his rehab assignment transferred from Double-A Akron. He also made one appearance in the Arizona League (rookie) on July 5. Hagadone, who will pitch in relief, is beginning a rehab assignment Wednesday.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Indians place RP Nick Hagadone on DL, recall RP Kyle Crockett
The Indians placed reliever Nick Hagadone on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a lower back strain. The move is retroactive to July 7. To take his spot on the roster, reliever Kyle Crockett was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Indians' Nick Hagadone rewards Francona's confidence Saturday
Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone was called upon with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a one-run game and delivered an inning-ending strikeout in his team's 4-3 win over the Mariners on Saturday. "That's huge for me," Hagadone said of manager Terry Francona continuing to use him in key sutiations, per MLB.com. "Knowing that Tito has the confidence to put me out there in those situations, and that he doesn't lose that confidence if I have a couple bad outings, it's huge for my confidence. It's just great to play for a manager like that." Hagadone, who finished the day with an inning of work and just one hit and no runs allowed, threw a cutter on his first pitch to Kyle Seager with the bases loaded. "It's a new pitch," Hagadone said. "It just helps to keep them off-balance, because a lot of hitters, especially with me, are sitting on fastballs only. So, if I can just kind of throw something else up there in the strike zone, it kind of helps me not allow them to just sit on that." Seager fouled off a fastball on the next pitch before swinging and missing at a curveball out of the zone to end the potential rally. "Hags [made] some really big pitches in a key spot," Francona said. "I'm not really sure there wasn't a key spot, though, when you're in a game like that. They were putting pressure on us all night. We did some really good things to manage to hang on there."
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Nick Hagadone takes loss in relief for Indians
Indians reliever Nick Hagadone suffered his first loss since 2013, Tuesday against Texas. Hagadone entered in the sixth and stranded the go-ahead run at third base. After retiring the first five batters he faced, Hagadone allowed the game-winning home run to Mitch Moreland with one out in the eighth. "He pitched good. He got like five outs on nine pitches," manager Terry Francona said. "But he fell behind Moreland, and actually threw a ball, but because he was behind in the count Moreland cheated a little bit and hit it good. That's a shame because I thought he pitched really good." It was the only baserunner he allowed in 1 2/3 innings.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone throws two scoreless Saturday
Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone went two scoreless innings in Cleveland's 4-2 win over the Twins Saturday. Manager Terry Francona loves what he's seen from Hagadone so far, reports MLB.com. "Hags threw the ball so well," Francona said. "He has the ability to do this. If you let an outing or two [affect your thinking], if you kind of put a guy in the penalty box, you're not going to get to see what he can do. That doesn't help anybody." Hagadone has now thrown 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and just two walks with a 3.38 ERA. "He did an outstanding job," closer Cody Allen said. "Hags is a big part of this team. He's a guy that I know Tito likes to lean on, because he's a left-hander that can get righties and lefties out. He's got great stuff. He did a great job for us last year and we're looking for him to do the same thing this year."
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Indians SP Trevor Bauer and company flirt with no-hitter
Indians starter Trevor Bauer flirted with a no-no on Thursday against the Astros, but still managed to pick up the win in his first start of the season. Bauer (1-0) was pulled with a no-hitter after throwing 111 pitches through six innings. He struck out a career-high 11 and walked five. Kyle Crockett and Scott Atchison each pitched a scoreless inning, respectively before Jed Lowrie broke up a combined no-hit bid with a one-out solo home run in the ninth inning off Nick Hagadone. Bauer will return to the mound Wednesday at home against the White Sox. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings last season against Chicago.