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Spokane Indians Announce 2023 Field Staff

January 13, 2023

Spokane, Wash. - The Colorado Rockies have announced the 2023 field staff for Spokane, with former big league catcher Robinson Cancel taking over as manager for the Indians. Pitching coach Ryan Kibler and hitting coach Zach Osborne each return for a third season in the Inland Northwest, while longtime MiLB

North by Northwest League: 2022 Season Recap 

January 6, 2023

SPOKANE, Wash. - There were plenty of bright spots in Spokane’s second year as an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, including an MVP performance from Zac Veen, backflips aplenty from fan-favorite Colin Simpson, and the debut of a brand-new mascot at Avista Stadium. The Indians began their season in April

Q & A with Indians Pitching Coach Ryan Kibler

December 12, 2022

How are you spending your off-season? Are you back home? I’m back home in Gilbert, AZ spending time with Rhonda and Gavin. I’ve been attending Gavin’s high school and club soccer games, golfing, going to the gym, cooking, going out to dinner, coaching club baseball and attending off season workouts

Indians Finalists for Five National MiLB Awards

Team Recognized for Continued Community Efforts
December 9, 2022

Spokane, Wash. - Baseball's annual Winter Meetings wrapped up in San Diego on Wednesday, with the Spokane Indians being recognized by Minor League Baseball for their work in the community, a rising star in the ticket department, and the debut of the team's newest mascot—KC the Stratotanker. The Indians, who

Indians Announce 2023 Promotional Highlights

December 6, 2022

The Spokane Indians Baseball Team announced today the highlights of their promotional schedule for the 2023 season at Avista Stadium. The 66-game home slate is jam-packed with an incredible (17) Firework Nights, (5) Family Feast Nights, and (5) Storybook Princess Nights. Returning this season as part of MiLB's partnership with

The Comeback Trail with Riley Pint

November 16, 2022

On the first day of Minor League spring training this year, there was a small formality before the workout began. Every player stood up, introduced himself and said where he played last season. Basic stuff. Hardly memorable. All the Rockies Minor Leaguers were there that early March morning at the

Zac Veen Named Northwest League MVP

November 9, 2022

Spokane, Wash. - Minor League Baseball announced today the end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the Northwest League, with Spokane Indians outfielder Zac Veen being selected as the league's top MLB prospect and Most Valuable Player. The 20-year-old led the NWL in steals (50) and runs (72) despite an

Four Spokane Indians Selected as NWL All-Stars

November 9, 2022

Spokane, Wash. - Minor League Baseball announced today the end-of-season All-Star teams for the Northwest League, with a total of four Spokane Indians players earning post-season laurels. First baseman Colin Simpson, second baseman Eddy Diaz, shortstop Julio Carreras, and outfielder Zac Veen were all recognized as the league's best at

Eight Indians Named Rockies Organization All-Stars

November 3, 2022

Catcher: Hunter Goodman The 23-year-old was in the thick of the Minor League home run race until the final week, finishing tied for third with 36 long balls. He also ended in a four-way tie for ninth in the Minors with 106 RBIs. The Rockies’ No. 23 prospect climbed three

All in the Family: Spokane’s Baseball Juniors

April 28, 2022

Sandy Alomar Jr. (brother of Roberto, son of Sandy Sr.): Sandy Alomar Jr. began his professional career with the Spokane Indians in 1984, hitting .215 in 219 ABs as an 18-year-old. He would reach the majors with the Padres in 1988 and spent a total of 20 years in MLB,

This Month in Spokane Indians History: November

November 1, 2022

November 1, 2010 - Former Spokane Indians skipper Bruce Bochy ('89) leads the San Francisco Giants to their first World Series title since moving to California in 1958. November 1, 2015 - Former Spokane Indians catcher Ned Yost ('78) guides the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title

Emmanuel Clase Named Sporting News All-Star

November 1, 2022

Spokane, Wash. - Spokane Indians alum Emmanuel Clase was named a 2022 Sporting News All-Star after a dominant season that saw the young right-hander lead the American League with 42 saves. Voting was conducted among a panel of 12 AL executives during September and early October, with Clase, Aaron Judge,

Baseball Bloodlines: Fathers & Sons in Spokane

October 26, 2022

Dolph and Doug Camilli: Dolph Camilli was a star slugger for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1930s and ‘40s, earning a pair of All-Star appearances and winning the NL MVP in 1941 when he led the league in home runs and RBI. Camilli took over as manager for the Indians

MLB Postseason Features 21 Former Spokane Indians

October 6, 2022

The Spokane Indians look to be well represented in October, with a total of 21 former players and staff dotting the rosters of MLB postseason teams. The Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Mets led the way with three Indians alums apiece, while the Cleveland Guardians, and Los

Birds of the Ballpark: Killdeer

October 26, 2022

Common Name: Killdeer Scientific Name: Charadrius vociferus Habitat: Fields, airports, lawns, river banks, mudflats, shores. Often found on open ground, such as pastures, plowed fields, large lawns, even at a great distance from water. Lifespan: 3-5 years Length: 8-11 inches (Similar in size to American Robin, but with longer legs

Noah Davis Finishes 2022 with a Flourish

October 5, 2022

Noah Davis walked into the Colorado Rockies clubhouse at Wrigley Field with a confidence about belonging at the Major League level, but without many of his clothes, baseball gear, and other necessary items. The 25-year-old right-hander was preparing for the end of the season with Double-A Hartford and had already

Warming Bernabel Enjoys Breakout 2022 Season

September 29, 2022

High A Spokane Bench Coach Julio Campos was fielding questions on the phone and interpreting them for Warming Bernabel. He is a fast-rising third baseman, a native of the Dominican Republic and an advanced hitter for a 20-year-old. In the Arizona Complex League last year, where Bernabel made his United

Ezequiel Tovar Makes Historic Debut with Rockies

September 27, 2022

The two baseballs were in separate plastic cases on a shelf behind Ezequiel Tovar, keepsakes that came in sudden succesion. He stood at his locker Friday night, describing his historically memorable Major League debut with the Rockies. There would be no searching for his first Major League hit or his

Spokane Indians Announce 2023 Schedule

September 20, 2022

The Spokane Indians announced today their schedule for the 2023 Northwest League season, which opens on Friday, April 7th in Vancouver and wraps up on Sunday, September 10th in Hillsboro. Spokane's home opener is on Tuesday, April 11th against the defending NWL champion Eugene Emeralds at historic Avista Stadium. The

Slow and Steady: Toglia’s Adjustments Pay Off

September 27, 2022

The exuberant text began with six words. Michael Toglia had just gone hitless in five at-bats for Double-A Hartford on July 14. He had struck out twice and hit the ball out of the infield once. On his final at-bat, Toglia hit a hard ground ball to shortstop. But that’s

Back-to-Back Bombs Highlight Home Finale Win

September 4, 2022

Bladimir Restituyo connected on an inside-the-park home run and Mateo Gil followed with one of the traditional variety in the fourth inning as the Indians held on for a 4-3 victory over Vancouver in front of a raucous crowd of 6,639 fans at Avista Stadium for Season Finale Fireworks presented

Indians Drop Heartbreaker to Canadians in Extras

September 4, 2022

The Indians scored four times in the eighth inning to erase an early deficit and force extras, but ultimately came up short in their 7-6 loss to Vancouver in front of 4,396 fans at Avista Stadium for Storybook Princess Night presented by KXLY 4 News Now and 700 ESPN. TOP

Ninth-Inning #RedbandRally Falls Just Short in 7-5 Loss

September 2, 2022

Spokane swatted a pair of home runs in the ninth inning but their #RedbandRally came up just short in a 7-5 loss to Vancouver in front of 5,555 fans at Avista Stadium for Armed Forces Appreciation & Fireworks Night presented by US Foods, KHQ, and 103.5 The Game. TOP PERFORMERS

Martin Delivers Walk-Off as Indians Escape in 11

September 1, 2022

It took 11 innings, but the Indians finally found a way to slow down the red-hot Canadians. Spokane's Robby Martin Jr. drilled a walk-off double down the left field line in the bottom of the 11th as the home squad snuck past Vancouver, 4-3, in front of 3,634 fans at

Indians Come Up Short in Doubleheader with Canadians

August 31, 2022

The Spokane Indians dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Canadians, 6-4 and 5-4, in front of 3,646 fans at Avista Stadium for the Spokane County Fair Doubleheader presented by Cascadia Screen Printing. TOP PERFORMERS Colin Simpson finished 3-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader including his team-leading