Stephanie Storm

Turning Over A New Lee-f

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Cliff Lee had his mind set. He was not going back to the minor leagues. "I absolutely have no desire to pitch in Buffalo ever again,'' the Cleveland Indians lefthander defiantly said in spring training as the 2008 season got under way, promptly drawing the line in the sand. He was a new Lee, and this was a new season.

Majors | #2008#Awards#Player Of The Year

Down To Go Up

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Wyatt Toregas knows he let a golden opportunity slip by him. Now the Indians catcher is determined not to let it happen again. "I just took things a little too much for granted being on the 40-man (roster)," admitted Toregas, who now suits up for Double-A Akron after a demotion from Triple-A Buffalo. "I just let it get to my head."

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Hitting Reset With Lofgren

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The Indians knew it was time to try something new to help lefthander Chuck Lofgren break out of the maddening mental funk that has bothered him since the season began. One inning he'd be fine. The next, he'd be a total wreck, losing all of his control and focus. "It's something I've been fighting all year long," said Lofgren, who last earned a victory on May 1. "I'll go a couple innings good, then I'll have one where I'll walk a guy on four pitches. Instead of just letting it go and focusing on the next hitter, I beat myself up and try to make a perfect pitch."

Majors | #2008#Cleveland Indians#Organization Reports