Found June 02, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
Baseball veteran and current Cleveland Indian, Johnny Damon will reportedly miss some time this summer. Not due to illness, injury, or manager’s decision…. But due to paternity leave. Look, the birth of a child is a life changing event. I get that. And I get missing a game or two if necessary. But I can [...]

LaPorta Recalled, Damon Placed on Paternity List

Many people have been calling for this for days and weeks, and it’s finally here. Although it’s likely not how people expected it. Matt LaPorta will make the move from AAA Columbus to Cleveland today, replacing Johnny Damon on the active roster. Here is the news from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Left fielder Johnny Damon will to leave the Indians and go on the paternity...

Indians place Damon on paternity list, call up LaPorta

The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Johnny Damon on the paternity list, the team announced Sunday. To take his roster spot, the Indians have recalled infielder/outfielder Matt LaPorta from Class AAA Columbus. The 18-year veteran can stay on the paternity list up to three days He is hitting .180 with one home run and five RBIs in 25 games. LaPorta was hitting .307 with...

Albert Belle visits STO booth, Kipnis hits grand slam

During tonight’s Indians broadcast on STO Indians fans were treated to some time in the booth by none other than former Indians slugger, Albert Belle. As Belle was discussing his strategy when he was lucky enough to come up with the bases loaded, Jason Kipnis bombed a grand slam to right center, on the first pitch, to give the Indians a 7-0 lead over Carl Pavano and the Minnesota...

Report: Robert Hernandez Could Be Back In Cleveland By All-Star Break

With the Indians starting staff currently in a rut, any sort of good news would be welcome. Not this this would take effect immediately, but the Tribe front office is hoping that they could get a shot in the arm after the All-Star break, in the form of a familiar face. According to the PD’s Paul Hoynes, Roberto Hernandez, the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona, could be returning...

Indians C Santana improving from concussion

Indians manager Manny Acta says catcher Carlos Santana has made progress from his concussion and should be in the lineup next week. Santana was placed on Major League Baseball's new, seven-day concussion list on May 26 after being struck in the mask by a foul tip in Chicago. Santana took indoor batting practice before Friday's game against Minnesota and is scheduled to catch...

After a week to forget, Indians needed their day off

What a difference a week can make. It was a week ago that the Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers that pushed the Indians' record to 26-18, and extended their first place lead in the Central Division to 3 12 games. Thursday the Indians had a much-needed off day as it gave them a chance to try to regroup from a disastrous week in which they lost five of...

Report: Carlos Santana to play for Lake County tonight

From the Indians- “Carlos Santana has been cleared to DH tonight for Lake County. They play Ft Wayne at 7PM tonight in Eastlake.” Sounds like a good reason to take in a Captains game to me. Santana should be ready to play in Detroit Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. [Related: Indians notes]

6/3: Twins at Indians

Roster Move: The Indians have finally brought up Matt LaPorta from AAA Columbus. Johnny Damon was put on the "having a baby" list, which made room for LaPorta on the 25-man roster.

Box Score: Indians 3, Twins 6

Weren’t you looking forward to this weeklong home stand against the Royals and Twins? I certainly was, and this 2-4 result definitely was not what I was hoping for. The Indians fell to 28-25 with the loss today, and now enter one of their most difficult stretches of the season leading up to the All-Star Break. Justin Masterson was again mediocre, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 and the...

Lowe, Kipnis lead Indians over Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Derek Lowe shut down Minnesota's lineup with ease for the second time this season and Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Lowe (7-3) carried a two-hit shutout into the seventh before the Twins scratched out a run on three hits. The right-hander pitched a complete game shutout against...

Tribe looks to take series from Minnesota

The Cleveland Indians recently stood atop the AL Central as one the season's pleasant surprises. Poor performances from the starting rotation have quickly changed that, and Joe Mauer and the AL-worst Minnesota Twins would like to continue capitalizing. Justin Masterson will try to rebound from his worst outing of the year and help the Indians re-establish their dominance of the...

Cubs claim Indians reliever off waivers

The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in hopes of bolstering a bullpen that has struggled this season. Asencio, who led the International League with 26 saves in 2011, began spring training with the Atlanta Braves before being traded to Cleveland on March 29 for a cash consideration. He went 1-1 with a 5.96...
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