05/18/10 6:13 PM ET
Donald impresses in big league debut
Shortstop goes 2-for-3 and scores a run in Tribe's loss
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
Donald's parents, Tom and Debbie, must have been in heaven. They were in attendance, having caught a red-eye flight from San Francisco. The Donalds live in Clovis, Calif., where Tom is the head baseball coach at Jason's alma mater, Buchanan High School."They're actually in the playoffs right now," Donald said. "He told the parents that if his son gets called up, he's sorry, but he was going to have to leave the team to watch me. It's a once-in-a-lifetime deal. It's comforting to know my parents are here experiencing this with me." Donald said he saw his parents in the stands when he reached third base in the fifth. "My dad's bald," he said. "I saw the light reflecting off my dad's head." Donald's parents will make the trip to Cleveland, and they'll probably see plenty of their son after this debut. He's filling in for the injured Asdrubal Cabrera, who will likely have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left forearm. Donald could become a regular at short, as he tries to build on a solid start at Columbus, where he was batting .287 (39-for-136) with 16 runs scored, six doubles, a triple, a homer and seven RBIs in 33 games. He missed significant time in the 2009 season because of left knee surgery and a lower back injury. "I feel I've been able to accomplish some good things [this season]," Donald said. "The last week to week and a half, I haven't had that much success, in terms of results. But I felt my approach was right. ... It's a huge honor and huge thrill to be up here."
Sizemore to have MRI on bruised knee
ST. PETERSBURG -- Grady Sizemore's bruised left knee isn't getting any better, and now the Indians are going to take a closer look at it.Sizemore will have an MRI exam taken on the knee when the Indians return to Cleveland following Tuesday's game against the Rays. He remained out of the lineup for the second straight day Tuesday. He injured the knee when diving back to first base in the fifth inning of Sunday's win in Baltimore. "It's still bothering me," Sizemore said Tuesday morning. "I'm not even testing it out yet. Right now, I'm just taking it slow." Sizemore, batting just .211 with no homers and 13 RBIs in 33 games this season, said he could feel the pain in the knee at all times. "Just moving around is tough," he said. "We'll see how it goes." Manager Manny Acta has lost his Nos. 1 and 2 hitters to injury this week, as Asdrubal Cabrera is now out with a broken left forearm. "Life is tough," Acta said. "Get a double-flap helmet and wear it."
One guy you won't see filling in for the injured Asdrubal Cabrera at shortstop is Jhonny Peralta. Manny Acta said he doesn't plan to move Peralta from third base at all. ... The Indians have turned 49 double plays this season, the most in the Majors. ... Mark Grudzielanek entered Tuesday's game riding a seven-game hitting streak in which he batted .444 (12-for-27) with three RBIs. ... Austin Kearns ranks 11th in the American League in OPS (.933). ... For more Indians news and notes visit the CastroTurf blog.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.