Boone Logan RP CLE 3 weeks ago
Logan needed just one out to secure his first hold as an Indian in Tuesday's contest with Texas.
Logan has appeared in the team's first two regular-season games and he was removed after retiring a single hitter in each. What owners have seen is what they will get from the 32-year-old. Logan has offered strong strikeout ratios throughout his 11 previous MLB seasons, but he simply won't log enough innings to make that matter much.
Boone Logan RP CLE 1 month ago
Discounting his spring debut, Logan has allowed just one run while striking out eight hitters in his last six Cactus League appearances (5.2 innings).
Logan's first exhibition outing (four runs on two hits and two walks) can be thrown to the wayside. The Tribe's prize bullpen acquisition has since settled in and looks more like the southpaw that held hitters to a .166 BAA over 66 games last season. Logan's role on his new team probably won't be as fantasy-relevant as it was in Colorado the past three years, but he still can offer numbers in deep settings. If Andrew Miller or Cody Allen unexpectedly miss time, then Logan's value will get an immense boost.
Boone Logan RP CLE 2 months ago
Logan will be used to lighten the load on fellow-lefty Andrew Miller and limit the latter's exposure to right-handed hitters, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Logan gives Francona an experienced lefty who held left-handed batters to a .142 average (.477 OPS) last season with Colorado. The veteran is entering his 12th major league season after notching a career-high 27 holds with the Rockies last year. He's expected to handle a heavy workload for the Tribe in 2017, but with Miller in the way, Boone, who has 50 holds over his last 126 appearances, may see a slight dip in hold opportunities.
Boone Logan RP CLE 2 months ago
Logan signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Indians on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The deal was agreed upon last week, but the Indians officially announced the signing on Tuesday, designating Austin Adams at the same time to make room on the roster. Logan has been dominant against lefties over his career, holding opponents to a .142 batting average while posting a 40:9 K:BB ratio against 119 batters in 2016. He'll be an important part of the stacked Indians bullpen in 2017.
Boone Logan RP CLE 3 months ago
Logan agreed to a contract with the Indians on Thursday pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
The terms of the contract are currently unknown, but this move is big for Cleveland's bullpen. Although they already have one of the best lefties in the game residing in their bullpen (Andrew Miller) as well as Ryan Merritt and Shawn Morimando competing for innings, Logan has been one of the top LOOGY's in the league for quite some time, most recently holding opposing lefties to a .142 batting average while posting a 40:9 K:BB in 119 chances. The 32-year-old may not be as prominent of a piece as he was in the Rockies bullpen, but he should continue to eat up a significant number of innings if he can continue to get left-handed hitters out consistently.
Boone Logan RP CLE 4 months ago
Logan, who's spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, is drawing interest on the free agent market from the Blue Jays, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports.
Finding a left-handed reliever has been a task for the Jays since losing Brett Cecil to free agency in mid-November. Logan is perhaps the top southpaw reliever left on the market after finishing a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Rockies. The 32-year-old posted a 3.69 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with 57 strikeouts in 66 appearances over 46.1 innings last season. Playing in the AL East won't be new for Logan, who spent four seasons with the Yankees from 2010 to 2013. He led the AL with 80 appearances in 2012.
Boone Logan RP CLE 7 months ago
Logan holds a 3.07 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts in 41 innings of work this season.
As is the case with many solid late relievers, Logan hasn't been in the spotlight too frequently this season. Instead, he's quietly been putting together one of his best big league seasons ever. The left-hander continues to be one of the most reliable relievers in an otherwise shaky bullpen, and manager Walt Weiss should continue to call upon Logan in high-leverage situations going forward as long as he continues to live up to the lofty expectations that were put in place for him when he signed a three-year deal with Colorado back in 2013.
Boone Logan RP CLE 9 months ago
Logan holds a 3.18 ERA and 0.97 WHIP to go with 29 strikeouts through 22.2 innings of work this season.
Although Logan's ERA seems fairly high for a pitcher who doesn't face more than one batter all that frequently, it's actually an inflated number thanks to two bad outings in late June. Since giving up three runs without recording an out in an appearance on June 24, the left-hander holds a 2.45 ERA as well as a 0.55 WHIP and an impressive 12.3 K/9 in seven appearances. With some of the other members of the Rockies bullpen struggling, it seems like Logan is one of the few trustworthy arms remaining in manager Walt Weiss' arsenal, meaning that the 31-year-old should continue to get a good amount of high-leverage work going forward.
Boone Logan RP CLE 10 months ago
Logan recorded one out to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the Padres.
After Jason Motte put a runner on base with two outs in the ninth inning of a one-run game, Logan came on to record the final out to convert the save in a 2-1 Rockies win. The veteran hasn't allowed a run over his last 18 outings, and he boasts a 1.59 ERA.
Boone Logan RP CLE 11 months ago
Logan (shoulder) has been reinstated from the disabled list and will return to the Rockies bullpen for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
Logan should return straight to his role as the top lefty out of Colorado's bullpen. He has been excellent in that role thus far this season, with a 1.93 ERA, 1.000 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in just 14 innings.