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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Indians manager Francona undergoing tests, return unknown

Aug. 4, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he'll return to the team. Francona has scheduled appointments with “a series of doctors” at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, Cesar Hernandez, middle left, Carlos Santana, right, and Jose Ramirez, middle right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The Indians won 4-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Reyes backs Bieber with homer, Indians beat Reds 4-2

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Reyes capped the Indians' comeback from a 2-0 deficit with...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday that Beckham has been fully committed to reporting to the team's facility. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Browns pleased with "engaged" Beckham so far in camp

Aug. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While there's no guarantee Odell Beckham Jr. will stay quiet, the Cleveland Browns are confident their outspoken star receiver won't be bolting from training camp. Beckham had recently questioned the NFL's decision to push forward and play the 2020 season despite the COVID-19 virus...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cincinnati, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona

Aug. 4, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, and Cincinnati...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) stands on the sideline during the first half in an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Cleveland. Beckham has participated fully in training camp after expressing reservations about whether the NFL should have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

OBJ taking part in Browns camp following COVID-19 concerns

Aug. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of training camp after expressing reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. Beckham reported to Cleveland's camp last week, passed the COVID-19...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo showing Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talking before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Cleveland. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. Francona said the game slows down as you get farther away from the action, which affects judgment on deciding whether a play should be a hit or an error. So he's not keen on scorers working from home.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Indians manager Francona to miss 2-game series in Cincinnati

Aug. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months. Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He'll remain in Cleveland during the Indians' two-game...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Aug. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are having to make do with a group that bears little resemblance to the one that pitched its way to the World Series last year. Someone forgot to tell the Indians that starting pitchers might...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had at least 18...

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona stands in the dugout during an exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Indians' Francona misses game for gastrointestinal condition

Aug. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before its game at Minnesota on Sunday due to what the Indians said was a minor gastrointestinal condition not related to COVID-19. Francona conducted his regular pregame media briefing via video conference from Target Field. The club...