• Indians sign former Jays prospect Cooper

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 13, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians have reached an agreement on a minor-league contract with former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman David Cooper, a baseball source told ESPN.com. The Indians took a low-risk move Tuesday by signing former top prospect David Cooper to a Minor League contract. Once Cooper completes a rehab assignment, he could provide an additional left-handed bat for the Indians, who have been going with a combination of Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana at first base. Cooper got a new life in early April when Dr. Curtis Dickman, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon, performed an innovative surgery to repair a herniated thoracic disc in his back. He batted .364 to win the Pacific Coast League batting title with Las Vegas in 2011 and was trying to claim the starting first base job in Toronto last August when he suffered a career-threatening back injury against the Detroit Tigers.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Tribe takes chance on former top prospect Cooper

      The Indians took a low-risk move Tuesday by signing former top prospect David Cooper to a Minor League contract. He'll report to the team's Spring Training facility in Arizona.
      Source: MLB.com

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