(9/21/2007) Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Jason Stanford pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of disorderly conduct involving an alleged scuffle in a nightclub district. Stanford, 30, who was designated for assignment by the Indians on Aug. 4, appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court with his attorney. He was released on $250 bond, and the case was scheduled for an Oct. 30 trial.
Stanford accepts Triple-A assignment
(8/12/2007) LHP Jason Stanford, designated for assignment Aug. 4, has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo. He was 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA in two starts and six relief appearances.
Indians cut Stanford Saturday
(8/4/2007) The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday to make his major league debut as the starter against Minnesota. To make room on the roster, the Indians designated left-handed reliever Jason Stanford for assignment. He's expected to become a free agent.
Stanford headed for long relief
(6/21/2007) Indians manager Eric Wedge said P Jason Stanford, after being called up from the minors and making two spot starts, will be used in long relief.
Stanford decent despite numbers
(6/20/2007) Jason Stanford allowed six runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Phillies, but he didn't pitch as poorly as those numbers might indicate. He struck out three, walked one and hit two batters. "There were three pitches I wish I could have back," Stanford said. "The double to (Pat) Burrell, the 0-2 to (Ryan) Howard and the 0-2 pitch that hit [Shane] Victorino [in the seventh]."
Stanford to make another start
(6/15/2007) Indians manager Eric Wedge said SP Jake Westbrook (abdomen) needs at least one more rehab start in the minors. "We want to get Jake built up to where he can go deep in games," Wedge said. Westbrook has been sidelined since May 3 by an abdominal strain. LHP Jason Stanford, who worked six strong innings Thursday in his first big-league outing since April 2004, will take get another start in Westbrook's absence.
Stanford dominant on Thursday
(6/15/2007) Back in the majors for the first time since April 2004, Jason Stanford carried a shutout into the seventh inning and helped the Cleveland Indians beat the Florida Marlins 3-2 on Thursday night. "Jason was outstanding. You never really know what to expect. It's been a while since Jason's been up here, but he went out there, he was poised, he was under control, he threw strikes, he worked ahead, used his pitches ... you can't say enough about what he did," said manager Eric Wedge.
Stanford up for start; Miller down
(6/14/2007) The Indians purchased the contract of Jason Stanford from the minors and sent down reliever Matt Miller on Thursday. Stanford is starting Thursday night at Florida.
Stanford will start Thursday
(6/13/2007) Indians manager Eric Wedge finally let the cat out of the bag Wednesday and announced that Jason Stanford will be called up from Triple-A Buffalo to make Thursday's start against the Marlins, according to MLB.com. "He's done a pretty good job down there for the most part," Wedge said. "It's a good opportunity for him and hopefully he gives us a chance to win a ballgame."
Stanford might start Thursday
(6/12/2007)The Sports Xchange reports LHP Jason Stanford appears to be the most likely candidate to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo to make a spot start Thursday versus Florida. That spot in the rotation opened up when LHP Jeremy Sowers was optioned to Buffalo on Sunday.
Indians need spot No. 5 option
(6/10/2007) Jeremy Sowers was demoted to Triple-A, but Jake Westbrook (side) apparently isn't ready to replace him in the rotation. He needs another rehab start. "We're not sure (who's starting) yet (Thursday)," manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com. "That's as truthful as I can be. We've got to evaluate and look at all of our options down there." Westbrook might be available to rejoin Cleveland's rotation next week. Left-hander Jason Stanford, who was in the Indians' rotation to start the '03 season before needing Tommy John surgery, is 4-1 with a 3.41 ERA at Triple-A Buffalo. Other starting options are right-handers Jeff Harris (2-4, 6.02 ERA in 11 starts), Sean Smith (5-3, 4.35) and Bubbie Buzachero (2-2, 3.96) and Jake Dittler (3-1, 5.23) and left-hander Aaron Laffey (2-3, 5.46 in five starts). Also, right-hander J.D. Martin (2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in Double-A) is an option.
Indians cut seven
(3/16/2007) MLB.com reports the Indians optioned P Ed Mujica and Rafael Perez to Triple-A; 1B Mike Aubrey and P J.D. Martin to Double-A. They also reassigned SS Asdrubal Cabrera, C Max Ramirez and P Jason Stanford to Minor League camp Thursday.
Indians hand out spring invites
(1/15/2007) The Cleveland Indians signed C Armando Camacaro, C Javi Herrera and LHP Jason Stanford to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training. Also, they invited non-roster C Max Ramirez, C Wyatt Toregas, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Chuck Lofgren, LHP Scott Lewis, LHP Tony Sipp, Trevor Crowe, RHP Adam Miller and Asdrubal Cabrera to spring training.
Indians make some roster moves
(9/21/2006) The Indians recalled 1B Michael Aubrey, OF Jason Dubois, UTL Lou Merloni, UTL Mike Rouse and OF Brad Snyder from the minors, but they are not to report to the team. Also, the Indians sent RHP Jake Dittler and LHP Jason Stanford outright to Triple-A Buffalo of the IL.
Jason Stanford on minors DL
(6/3/2006) Jason Stanford, who had Tommy John surgery in 2004, is on the DL at Triple-A Buffalo with a sore elbow. He's 2-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 10 starts at Buffalo.
Stanford shipped to Buffalo
(3/15/2006) The Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Jake Dittler, RHP Edward Mujica, RHP Brian Slocum and LHP Jason Stanford to Buffalo of the IL. They also optioned INF Michael Aubrey and LHP Rafael Perez to Akron of the EL. Reassigned C Javi Herrera, LHP Tony Sipp and LHP Jeremy Sowers to their minor league camp.
Jason Stanford blasted by Toronto
(3/15/2006) Stanford, soon to be bound for Triple-A Buffalo, gave up six ER on four hits against the Blue Jays in a spring training game Tuesday. He also gave up two walks and an RBI triple in the ninth.
Stanford signed to one-year deal
(3/5/2006) Cleveland agreed to one-year contracts with LHPs Cliff Lee and Jason Stanford, OF Grady Sizemore and RHP Matt Miller, and renewed the contract of INF Brandon Phillips. All players on the Indians' 40-man roster are signed.
Stanford gets into legal trouble
(9/19/2005) Jason Stanford was arrested early Saturday morning and accused of aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said. Police spokesman Sgt. Dan Gelmarini said Stanford was arrested in downtown Cleveland around 4 a.m. He said he didn't have any information about the circumstances that led to his arrest. Gelmarini said Stanford is expected to be charged with the two misdemeanors. "While we are disappointed in Jason's lack of judgment and self-control, we will refrain from further comment out of respect to the judicial system," general manager Mark Shapiro said.
Stanford off DL, sent to minors
(8/1/2005) The Indians recalled left-hander Jason Stanford from his rehab assignment and optioned him to Double-A Akron. Stanford has been sidelines since undergoing offseason reconstructive surgery on his elbow.
Stanford to begin rehab stint
(7/24/2005) Left-hander Jason Stanford will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Class A Mahoning Valley. He will pitch one inning. Stanford is trying to comeback from Tommy John surgery last July.
Stanford to pitch session Monday
(7/18/2005) Jason Stanford, who had Tommy John surgery last July 29, is scheduled to pitch a two-inning simulated game Monday.
(1/25/2005) Jason Stanford will work this spring to rebuild arm strength after Tommmy John surgery last year. He will be brought along slowly.
Stanford has Tommy John surgery
(7/29/2004) Jason Stanford had Tommy John surgery to rebuild the ulnar collateral ligement in his left elbow on Thursday. He will miss the remainder of the season and could be sidelined for the majority of next year, as well.
Stanford sore after sim game
(7/23/2004) Jason Stanford (forearm) reported soreness in his elbow after throwing a simulated game on Monday.
Stanford set for rehab
(7/20/2004) Jason Stanford is set to make a rehabilitation start Friday for Class A Mahoning Valley after throwing a one-inning simulated game at Angel Stadium, according to the Plain Dealer.
Stanford throws off mound
(7/16/2004) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Jason Stanford (forearm soreness) threw off the mound Thursday and will continue to do so.
Stanford does some throwing
(7/6/2004) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Jason Stanford (forearm) three 20 pitches off the bullpen mound on Monday. It was his first time he has thrown since suffering his injury in mid-April.
Stanford ready to throw
(6/17/2004) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Jason Stanford (strained forearm) will begin a throwing program on Thursday. He will throw for 2 1/2 weeks on flat ground, then move on to working off a mound and in the bullpen for another 2 1/2 weeks.
Stanford moved to 60-day DL
(5/19/2004) Jason Stanford (forearm) was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday.
Stanford out for months
(5/7/2004) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Jason Stanford (forearm) will not make another rehab start at Double-A Akron Saturday. He will not throw for four to six weeks, then he will begin a throwing program for another four to six weeks. "Jason continues to have medial forearm soreness," said head trainer Lonnie Soloff. "The symptoms are improved from two weeks ago, but he still felt something in his last start."
Stanford to continue rehab stint
(5/5/2004) Jason Stanford (forearm strain) will make another rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Akron on Saturday. He will throw 80-100 pitches.
Stanford strong in rehab
(5/4/2004) Jason Stanford (forearm) started Monday's game for Triple-A Buffalo for the first start of his rehab assignment. Stanford tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, before reaching a 65-pitch count and departing.
Stanford to make rehab start
(5/2/2004) Jason Stanford (forearm) will make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, throwing about 65 pitches.
Stanford set to return
(4/26/2004) The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Jason Stanford (forearm) is set to come off the DL.
Indians place Stanford on the DL
(4/20/2004) The Indians placed Jason Stanford on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, retroactive to April 16, with inflammation in his left forearm. He has experienced discomfort in his arm since pitching six innings against Minnesota last Thursday.
Jason Stanford gets news Tuesday
(4/20/2004) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Stanford (strained forearm) will play catch Tuesday and find out if he will only miss one start or longer. "Right now, it looks like he'll miss just one," said manager Eric Wedge. "We'll be able to make a stronger evaluation when he plays catch. If he has to miss one more start, we'll have to look at a DL situation."
Stanford to miss next start
(4/18/2004) The team's official website reports Jason Stanford will miss at least one start due to forearm tenderness.
Stanford throws five scoreless
(4/10/2004) Jason Stanford tossed five scoreless innings in Friday's game at Kansas City. He allowed seven hits and four walks.
Stanford wins rotation spot
(3/30/2004) Jason Stanford was named Cleveland's No. 5 starter on Tuesday, beating out Chad Durbin for the spot. Stanford allowed one run and four hits in five innings on Monday to claim the job.
Stanford pitches well Wednesday
(3/18/2004) The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Jason Stanford allowed only three hits and a walk in four innings against Boston Wednesday. "Jason threw well today," said Cleveland manager Eric Wedge. "He used both sides of the plate and mixed his pitches well. It was an impressive outing."
Stanford battling for rotation spot
(2/25/2004) Jason Stanford is one of five candidates for the No. 5 starter job with the Indians this spring, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Chad Durbin, Jeff D'Amico and Jason Bere are the other contenders.
Stanford recalled, will start Monday
(9/1/2003) The Indians recalled Jason Stanford from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He is expected to start Monday's game in Detroit.
Stanford might join Indians' rotation
(8/26/2003) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Jason Stanford or Chad Durbin might join the Indians' rotation as their sixth starter. "We'll go back to the six-man rotation in September," said general manager Mark Shapiro.
Stanford gets sent down
(8/11/2003) Cleveland demoted Jason Stanford to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. Dave Cortes takes his place on the roster.
Indians recall Jason Stanford
(7/23/2003) The Indians recalled Stanford from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.
Stanford optioned on Saturday
(7/13/2003) The Indians optioned Jason Stanford to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, despite allowing only one run in six innings against the Chicago White Sox.
(7/7/2003) Stanford was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start Sunday's game at Minnesota. He allowed two earned runs and five hits in five innings. He also walked four batters and struck one out. He did not factor into the decision.
Stanford to join Indians
(7/5/2003) Jason Stanford is expected to be called up by the Indians from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. He would then start Sunday's game against Minnesota. He'll take the spot of recently demoted Ricardo Rodriguez in the rotation.