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Yoenis Cespedes likely to miss 2-3 games after tweaking his hamstring

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Yoenis Cespedes left last night’s game against the Phillies with what he first thought was a cramp in his hamstring after running to second base. Turns out it wasn’t a cramp but a strain. Cespedes says it’s a mild one and that he does not think it’ll keep him out of action for long. More will be known after the results of an MRI Cespedes underwent this morning come back.

Cespedes is hitting .255/.364/.636 with six homers and 10 RBI in 15 games.

Sheldon Ocker named winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award

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The Baseball Writers Association of America has named Sheldon Ocker the winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown on July 29.

Ocker began covering the Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1981 and did so until 2013, when he retired. He was national president of the BBWAA in 1985 and served as chair of the Cleveland Chapter 11 times. He named Ohio Sports Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2000 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.