Franmil Reyes’ first error this season was in judgment. The Indians’ free-swinging slugger and outfielder apologized Thursday for endangering his health – and putting his teammates at risk – by not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. Reyes’ off-field behavior prompted the Indians to keep the affable 25-year-old away from their training camp in case he had been exposed to the coronavirus.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:21 pm
Associated Press Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes apologized for putting himself and his teammates at risk by not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing at a weekend holiday party. The club kept Reyes away from its training camp after he was spotted on social media attending a Fourth of July get-together. Reyes, 25, had to be retested for the coronavirus and cleared by Indians medical personnel before he was allowed to practice.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:14 pm
Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes apologized for putting himself and his teammates at risk by not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing at a weekend holiday party. The club kept Reyes away from its training camp after he was spotted on social media attending a Fourth of July get-together. Reyes had to be re-tested for the new coronavirus and cleared by Indians medical personnel before he was allowed to practice.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:08 pm
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Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:04 pm
The 2020 MLB season may not have even started yet, but that hasn’t stopped baseball from looking ahead to 2021. On Thursday, MLB announced its full 2021 schedule for all 30 teams, including the Cleveland Indians, who will open next year’s campaign on April 1 in Detroit against the Tigers. After playing a three-game series at Comerica Park, the Indians will return to Cleveland to host their home opener against the Kansas City Royals on April 1.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:10 pm
Come on, Cleveland Indians fans: It’s extremely important that the silent majority speak up. Ever since our Cleveland Indians got their name, there has never been any inference by the owners that the name should be construed as demeaning to Native Americans, nor is there today. In fact it is of great importance, in this age of soul searching about our past, that we continue to honor these Americans.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:37 pm
On Friday, the Cleveland Indians made headlines when the franchise announced it was having discussions that could ultimately result in the team changing its name. And while the first round of betting odds favored the Indians becoming the “Naps,” an updated betting board now lists the “Spiders” as a +300 favorite and includes several other new options you can wager on becoming the new name of Cleveland’s baseball team.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:15 am
The Latest: D-Backs’ Guerra returns after negative test The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer camp because of a positive coronavirus test. Guerra is one of four Arizona players to test positive and had not participated in summer camp since its start last week.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:36 am
The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration. From Toronto, Sinnarajah has sports-related experience in previously working at Google, where he managed the company’s partnerships with the NFL and NHL in providing updated search data. Sinnarajah takes over for Dave Wheat, whose contract was not renewed in February.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:00 pm
As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule, there was continued evidence of the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:23 am
The Chicago Blackhawks have no intention to put their team name on ice. As the NFL’s Washington Redskins and MLB’s Cleveland Indians consider changes to their names and logos, which critics say demean Native Americans, the Blackhawks issued a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday night defending their name and intent. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public,” the team’s statement began, according to the Sun-Times.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:22 am
President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of pro sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality. The NFL’s Redskins announced Friday that they had begun a ”thorough review” of their name, which has been deemed offensive by Native American groups for decades. The Redskins’ decision came after FedEx, which paid $205 million for naming rights to the team’s stadium, and other corporate partners called for the team to change its nickname.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 9:19 pm
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is religiously following baseball’s COVID-19 protocols – social distancing, masks, temperature checks, you name it. Lindor pranked his manager by switching a spray bottle of hand sanitizer with one filled with the adhesive hitters use to better grip their bat. Jokes aside, Lindor has his own sticky situation in Cleveland.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:55 pm