The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


June 22, 2014

Indians Notes: Morgan in town for evaluation

CLEVELAND — Outfielder Nyjer Morgan will be in Cleveland today to access the progress he’s made in rehabilitating his injured right knee.

Morgan, who has been sidelined since May 15 after sustaining the injury while attempting to make a play in left field, underwent surgery and was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, May 22.

Morgan is rehabbing at the team’s spring training site in Goodyear, Ariz., running in a treadmill pool, hitting and throwing. There is no adjustment to the 8-to-12-week timetable for his return.

After spending last season in Japan, Morgan made the Opening Day roster, thanks to an injury to center fielder Michael Bourn. Morgan filled in well for Bourn, batting .341 with a home run and six RBI in 15 games.

Opposites attract?

Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana, two of the Indians’ biggest underachievers this year in the batting average department, are heading in different directions since being activated following injuries.

Santana, who entered Sunday batting .201 with a team-leading 11 home runs and 29 RBI, is hitting .333 (19-for-57) with five homers and 12 RBI in 16 games since leaving the 7-day concussion list.

Swisher, who entered the series finale with Detroit batting .193 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 57 games, has just five hits in 36 at-bats since leaving the injured list with a hyperextended left knee. The team leader with 67 strikeouts has fanned 17 times over the span with 13 strikeouts over his last five games.

Santana is scheduled to make $3.5 million this year, while Swisher is earning $15 million.

Next up

The Indians are off today, beginning a two-game series in Arizona on Tuesday at 9:40 p.m.

Justin Masterson (4-5, 4.75 ERA) opens the set for Cleveland, while the Diamondbacks counter with LHP Wade Miley (3-6, 4.62).

Corey Kluber (6-5, 3.30) goes for the Indians in the series finale Wednesday night (9:40) against RHP Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.18).

The Indians are 7-5 all-time against Arizona, with the teams meeting for the first time since 2011.

Text Only
  • Danielle Zip-ing along

    Just minutes after Geneva’s Danielle Nicholson holed out on the 18th green at the Gray Course at Ohio State University during her freshman year to win the 2011 Division I state championship, the recruitment process of where she would go to college began.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Maruna headed for Mount

    LeeAnn Maruna never really expected to play collegiate golf. She was so taken aback when the opportunity presented itself, she didn’t know how to respond. After all, the Grand Valley graduate had only been playing the game for a few years.

    July 23, 2014

  • Crate Late Models featured

    The Evergreen Lake Park Campground Crate Late Models, the premier class at Raceway 7, will be featured Friday night as they race for $1,000 to win.

    July 23, 2014

  • Norm He’s the Norm

    In the early part of the 20th century, as golf was taking off in popularity, it was not uncommon for boys to take up the game after becoming caddies.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don A Don McCormack column: The journey is what’s most important

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, you’ve heard over and over and over how it’s been a half-century since one of Cleveland’s big three professional sports teams have won a championship.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murdick wins as Big Block Modifieds return

    The BRP Big Block Modifed Tour returned to Raceway 7 with 21 of the region’s fastest Modifieds turning out for the scheduled 35-lap event, the first for the Modifieds at the northeast Ohio speedplant since 2005, an event won by Todd Burley.

    July 21, 2014

  • Dale Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Chances for controlled waterfowl hunting

    Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled hunting opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The drawing dates and times are as follows:

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kingsville gets it done

    In a rematch of a previous softball clash between the Kingsville 9-10-year-olds and those from Conneaut, Kingsville had settled thing quickly and decisively in a mercy-rule triumph.

    July 20, 2014

  • TD Club golf A Chris Larick column: TD Club hopes to score

    Though its life was never seriously threatened, the Ashtabula County Touchdown Club has suffered in recent years.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Don A Don McCormack column: A heartfelt plea to curb violence

    Like everyone who loves soccer — and the rest of us whose interest level rises dramatically every four years when the World Cup comes around — Kevin Meier was appalled at the recent attack of soccer referee John Bieniewicz in Michigan by a player that resulted in Bieniewicz tragically dying.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

Little League All-Stars July 1 to 12
AP NASCAR Lastest News
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings
AP Auto Racing Photos
West Side Shootout 2014
Ashtabula County at State Track Meet
Jefferson vs Akron St. Vincent St. Mary Regional Softball
District Track 2014
Jefferson District Softball Tournament
Bob Walters 50 Years
Geneva vs Perry Division II District Semifinal
Sports Week in Review May 12 to May 17
Sports Week in Review May 5 to May 10 2014
Sports Week in Review April 28 to May 3
Sports Video Archive
House Ads
AP Video