|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||262.00||8.00||.233||33.00||26.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Floyd (Career)||9||3||0|| .444||.400||.333|
|Last 10 Games|
|Matt LaPorta expected to begin Triple-A assignment soon|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/13) The Indians are expected to assign first baseman Matt LaPorta to Triple-A within the next week after beginning the year in extended spring training.
"He's still coming back from the hip procedure and he had a minor setback with a wrist injury, but he's been playing games in extended spring training and we'll send him to Columbus in the next week or so," Indians director of player development Ross Atkins told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LaPorta is a career .238/.301/.393 hitter in 1,068 plate appearances with the Indians.
|LaPorta opening in minors|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/11/13) The Indians reassigned first baseman Matt LaPorta to minor league camp Monday. LaPorta hasn't appeared in a spring game because of his surgically repaired hip.
|LaPorta feels 'million times better'|
|(2/10/13) Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta underwent surgery on his hip last October but told MLB.com on Sunday that he has made some solid progress the last few months. "I feel a million times better," LaPorta said. The 28-year-old enters camp fighting for a starting job in Cleveland and is focusing on remaining healthy. "Any chance I get to put a uniform on is an opportunity," he said. "I'm still here. I'm getting healthy. The main thing is getting healthy. I don't want to put the cart before the horse and be thinking this or that. None of that matters if I'm not healthy."
|Matt LaPorta may have run out of chances. A former top prospect, LaPorta has gotten 967 at-bats over the last four seasons, but has just a .238 average and 31 total home runs to show for it. With the Indians loading up on players who can man first base (Nick Swisher, Mark Reynolds, Yan Gomes, Chris McGuinness), LaPorta's 2013 looks grim. If he's traded to a team in need of a corner infielder, his outlook may change. But, for now, LaPorta has no value in most Fantasy formats. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||DET||7:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/25/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/26/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Felix Doubront|
|5/27/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|