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LaPorta agrees to minor league deal with O's

First baseman Matt LaPorta and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old had spent four seasons with the Cleveland Indians, but has not played in the major leagues since 2012. LaPorta was the seventh overall pick by Milwaukee in the 2007 amateur draft and was acquired by Cleveland the following year as part of the trade that sent CC Sabathia...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Then & Now: Matt LaPorta

The IBI's Steve Orbanek returns with his latest edition of Then & Now, which looks at Matt LaPorta this week. LaPorta has had a storied career for the Indians, both at the minor and Major League level. What does the future hold for LaPorta? And could he possibly have a future with the Indians? Steve ponders after the jump.
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians Roster Moves: Matt LaPorta outrighted to Columbus

It appears we missed the memo on Tuesday, but we wanted to be sure to cover it today on Thanksgiving. Earlier in the week, the Cleveland Indians announced a flurry of roster moves pertaining to the official 40-man as the Rule 5 Draft approaches on Dec. 6. Most notably, first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, ending his reign as an official member...
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November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians outright OF Matt LaPorta

The Cleveland Indians outrighted disappointing Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus and added four players to their 40-man roster. LaPorta hasn't lived up to expectations since he was acquired in 2008 from Milwaukee as part of the trade for ace CC Sabathia. LaPorta began last season in the minors after undergoing hip surgery. He batted .241 with one homer and five RBIs in 22 games...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Injury News: Matt LaPorta Undergoes Hip Surgery

The Cleveland Indians have announced that first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Thursday, reports Jordan Bastian of The Indians announced Friday that LaPorta underwent a left hip arthroscopy Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., and will need three to four months for recovery and rehab. Barring any setbacks, the expectation...
Via MLB Injury News
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians' LaPorta has hip surgery

Indians infielder Matt LaPorta has had surgery on his left hip. LaPorta had the procedure on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The Indians said LaPorta, who spent most of last season at Triple-A Columbus, had a ''debridement'' of his left hip joint. LaPorta will need three to four months to recover and is expected to be unrestricted for the beginning of exhibition play...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians’ LaPorta undergoes hip surgery

Cleveland Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta underwent a left hip arthroscopy Thursday morning in Nashville, TN. The procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd of the Nashville Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center where Byrd performed a debridement of the left hip joint. The Indians expect LaPorta’s recovery and rehab to take 3-to-4 months with the expectation Matt will be...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Recall Matt LaPorta from Triple-A Columbus

Likely suffering from burning ears with all of the hindsight trade discussion, outfielder Matt LaPorta has received a bump to the big leagues today as the Cleveland Indians announced his promotion from the AAA Columbus Clippers.  To allow room for LaPorta, right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann optioned to Columbus following Wednesday’s game at Seattle.  LaPorta, 27, has spent...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt LaPorta: We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Will We?

Matt LaPorta clubs one of his two home runs on Monday He’s doing it again, folks. And so many of you are falling for it. Good old Matt LaPorta. The one-time top 10 MLB prospect who was the crown jewel of the CC Sabathia trade back in 2008 is dominating AAA pitching once again and trying to make his way back to the big leagues. He’s on his last legs in the organization that wanted...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: LaPorta's should be playing winter ball

Some winter ball action would have onlyhelped LaPorta and his bat (Photo: AP).Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…Winter no showThe Indians have several players currently participating in winter ball this offseason in places all around the globe in Australia, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. While some Latin stars play...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

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