Leo: The First Men Down
The Indians made their first round of cuts on Sunday, sending RHP Austin Adams, RHP Tyler Sturdevant, and CA Chun Chen to minor league camp. All three players have been hampered by injuries already this spring, Adams has been shut down because of shoulder soreness, Sturdevant has been battling a shoulder tweak, and Chen was slowed by a sprained ankle.
There are now 59 players in the Indians camp and there is some walking wounded among that group:
* OF Felix Pie collided with the center field wall during Sunday’s game with Texas. He left the game and will be tested on Monday to see how quickly he can return to action.
* LHP Rafael Perez is working towards his Cactus League debut. Perez has been sidelined because of shoulder soreness.
* 1B Casey Kotchman was scratched from the lineup Sunday because of a sore back. Matt LaPorta took his spot.
* RHP Chris Perez is throwing every few days as part of his rehab program from a strained left oblique.
The Tribe are expected to make a few more cuts later this week.
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