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Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:51 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2011 9:47 pm

Sizemore to play on Sunday

By C. Trent Rosecrans

eball/mlb/players/60x80/392088.jpgGrady SizemoreGrady Sizemore will return to the field on Sunday, Indians manager Manny Acta said on Thursday.

Sizemore hasn't played since May 16 when he injured his knee and had microfracture surgery in June. He will start by getting two at-bats as the team's designated hitter on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

"Hey, we've got to sell some tickets," Acta joked to reporters, including Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Sizemore is expected to run the bases again on Friday, although Acta declined to say when he would start sliding. Sizemore told MLB.com he expects to slide Friday or Saturday.

"I'm excited to get back on the field," he told MLB.com. "Everything else has felt good. [Sliding] is just the last progression."

The Indians open the season on April 1 at home against the White Sox.

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Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:18 am
Edited on: August 3, 2010 2:34 pm

Indians' Santana returns to Cleveland for tests

Carlos Santana If you didn't see the highlights of Carlos Santana's knee injury last night, consider yourself lucky.

Santana was carted off the field in the seventh inning of the Indians' victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park following a collision at home plate with rookie Ryan Kalish.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer 's Paul Hoynes tweets Santana was on a 9 a.m. flight from Boston to Cleveland this morning to have an MRI and tests on his left knee.

Initial reports were good last night, Indians manager Manny Acta told reporters, including Hoynes , following the game.

"He tested well with the trainers," Acta said. "They feel he doesn't have any serious damage on his PCL or ACL. Right now we're calling it a knee contusion. Once the MRI comes out we'll have more."

The Indians will certainly have their fingers crossed, as will Kalish.

Kalish, in just his second big-league game, told Nate Taylor of the Boston Globe that he went to the visitor's clubhouse to check on Santana after the game.

"I just told him, 'Hey man, I'm thinking about you, and I'm sorry what happened,'" Kalish said. "He knew it was clean, and I'll try to keep in touch on how he's doing."

It was a clean play all the way around. Kalish was on second when pinch-hitter Daniel Nava singled to right field. Nava tested the arm of Shin-Soo Choo, whose throw just beat Kalish to the plate. Kalish slid, trying to go between Santana's legs, but his right foot went into Santana's left knee and was called out.

"Obviously, I feel bad," Kalish said. "He was blocking the plate, and I felt I had enough time to get in there with my foot. It was a hard slide. I feel awful, but it's part of the game."

According to the Indians' official Twitter account, Red Sox manager Terry Francona called Acta in the clubhouse manager's office to check on Santana.

It's the fourth time this season a member of the Indians has been carted off the field following an injury. Asdrubal Cabrera, David Huff and coaching assistant Ruben Niebla have all been carted off this season.

Santana has had an outstanding debut season, hitting .260/.401/.467 with six homers and 22 RBI in 46 games. He's also been impressive behind the plate.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 6, 2010 8:53 pm

Choo won't need surgery

Shin-Soo Choo
The Indians' Shin-Soo Choo won't need surgery, a hand specialist determined on Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince .

That news means the Indians may get the outfielder back sooner than expected. Choo injured his right thumb diving for a ball in Friday's game.

"If you compare his right thumb to his left, there's not any significant difference [in stability]," Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff told Castrovince. "That leads [Dr. Tomas Graham] to believe Choo can work through this non-operatively."

Choo will wear a brace for a week to 10 days before it is re-evaluated by Graham.

The Indians initially set the timetable at six-to-eight weeks, but stopped short of changing that, even if it looks as if Choo will return before then.

"It's good news," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "We're still going to have to wait 10 days to see where that takes us. But it will be a great boost for us if he doesn't need surgery and we can have him back a lot sooner than we were anticipating."

Choo was a likely All-Star before the injury, hitting .286/.390/.475 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 9:25 pm
Edited on: June 26, 2010 12:41 am

Indians' Santana exits game

Carlos Santana Indians rookie catcher Carlos Santana left Friday's game in Cincinnati following his fifth-inning home run with a left thumb bruise, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovice tweets .

Santana hit a two-run home run off of Reds starter Aaron Harang in the top of the fifth, but grimaced in pain before he even got to first base.

In the bottom of the inning, the Indians had a whole new battery, replacing not only Santana with Mike Redmond, but also starter Aaron Laffey with Joe Smith, who promptly surrendered four runs to the Reds.

UPDATE: The Cleveland Plain Dealer 's Paul Hoynes reports X-rays on Santana's hand were negative.

"It was his catching hand and he didn't want to take any chances," Indians manager Manny Acta said.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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