Matt LaPorta expected to begin Triple-A assignment soon
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2013) 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.