Jury rules in favor of Indians
B columbus, ohio» A jury said the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012.
The decision in a Cleveland-area county court means Keith Rawlins, of Rochester, gets no money from his lawsuit against the team.
The attorney representing the Indians, Todd Hicks, said he’s pleased with the decision. The team had argued the case could have wide-ranging implications for ballparks and teams across the nation.
Rawlins’ lawyers couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
He claimed he turned away from the field because he was distracted by stadium personnel forcing him to relocate for a postgame fireworks show. The team said Rawlins moved voluntarily.
• Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will probably begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor-league game.
• Reliever Tyler Thornburg “most likely” will open the season on the disabled list, according to Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
• The Washington Nationals released 42-year-old reliever Joe Nathan, who indicated he has no plans to retire.
Fans bolt for Chargers tickets
B los angeles» The Los Angeles Chargers said they have sold all the available season tickets at their temporary home.
The recently relocated Chargers will play at the 30,000-seat StubHub Center in suburban Carson, Calif., for the next two seasons before moving in 2019 into the $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood that they will share with the Rams.