The Cleveland Indians won't have Grady Sizemore back in center field anytime soon.
Indians manager Manny Acta it will be at least September before Grady could be back, and there are no guarantees he'll return this season. Sizemore has been out of action since July 18th with a bruised right knee suffered in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Acta says Sizemore will definitely not be back on the field during the month of August. The Indians originally said Sizemore would be out of action anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.
The 28-year old Sizemore, a three-time member of the All-Star team, played only 33 games in the 2010 season with the Tribe before having microfracture surgery on his left knee. Acta says there is a chance that Sizemore could be taking swings and playing catch by the end of the week.
Acta made his comments about Sizemore before Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers.
The Cleveland Indians today announced Columbus OF JERAD HEAD has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for the week of July 31-August 6.
The Player of the Week award recognizes an individual performance from within the Indians Player Development System and will be announced each Tuesday thru the end of the minor league baseball season. All players from the Tribe’s minor league affiliates are eligible for the weekly award.This past week, Head hit .393 (11-28) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 5HR and 11 RBI in 6 games for the Columbus Clippers while posting a .393 on-base percentage and a 1.036 slugging percentage (1.429 OPS). He homered in four consecutive games from July 30 thru August 2 driving in 11 runs and homered in 6 of 7 games from July 30 thru August 6. Head has currently hit in each of his last 8 games batting .389 (14-36) with 4 doubles, 6HR and 14RBI and on the year is batting .290 (103-355) with 62 runs scored, 24 doubles, a career-best 21HR and 63RBI in 97 games thus far for the Clippers.
He currently ranks 2nd among International League leaders in slugging percentage (.535), 3rd in home runs (21), 6th in OPS (.882), 8th in runs scored (62), T11th in RBI (63) and T20th in hits (103).
The 6-0, 210-pound right-handed hitting outfielder was signed by the Indians as a non-drafted free agent in 2005 after attending Washburn University in Kansas. Last year, Head hit .315 with 15HR and 51RBI in 65 games at Akron before earning a promotion to Columbus. On the year he combined to hit 17HR between Akron and Columbus as his 17HR were T3rd most among all Indians minor league farmhands.
A prayer gathering is being held tonight for two of the Copley shooting victims who were involved in youth ministries at the Crosspoint Alliance of Faith Church.
Although they were not members of the Church, 16-year old Autumn Johnson and 16-year old Amelia Shambaugh were involved in programs that helped fifth and sixth graders.
The teens lost their lives Sunday. Their deaths have turned the Crosspoint Alliance of Faith Church upside down.
Senior Pastor Tim Feather will lead the prayer service and is inviting everyone one to come tonight. Pastor Feather is hopeful the service will ease the pain of many church members but those in the community.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Senior Pastor Tim Feather says tonight's service will include music, silent prayer, meditation and Bible readings.
The Church is located at Rothrock and South Cleveland-Massillon Roads. The Service begins at 7 o'clock.
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