Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 am
Indians give to Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Cleveland Indians donated $37,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
In September, the team decided to donate a playoff share to relief efforts on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria and where large areas remain without power. The donation made Monday, along with $4,000 given by the Cleveland Indians Wives Association, will go directly to communities where Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and catcher Roberto Perez grew up.
The Indians are in Puerto Rico to play the Minnesota Twins today and Wednesday.
Lindor took part in a baseball clinic Monday for kids at his grade school.
Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison is out six weeks with a broken bone in his left hand. ... Jacoby Ellsbury's latest ailment is plantar fasciitis, preventing the Yankees outfielder from fully resuming baseball activities. Ellsbury, 34, has been on the disabled list since the start of the season. ... Yankees infielder Brandon Drury says he has batted in big-league games with blurred vision caused by migraines. Drury has not played since April 6 and has been undergoing tests for the cause of the migraines. He resumed baseball activities before Monday's homestand opener against Miami and said he has been put on an anti-inflammatory medication.