Hill to miss two weeks

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - SPORTS -

A per­son fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion says Cava­liers start­ing point guard Ge­orge Hill will miss at least two weeks with a shoul­der in­jury.

Hill has a sprained shoul­der, said the per­son who spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause Cleve­land has not yet pro­vided an up­date on the vet­eran guard’s con­di­tion. Hill was kept out of Wed­nes­day’s loss to Ok­la­homa City be­cause of sore­ness.

ESPN was first to re­port Hill’s in­jury.

Hill’s set­back is an­other shot to the Cavs, who are an NBA-worst 1-10 and will be with­out All-Star for­ward Kevin Love for an­other five weeks and pos­si­bly longer.

While Hill is out, rookie Collin Sex­ton will likely stay in the start­ing lineup. The No. 8 over­all pick made his first start against the Thun­der and fin­ished with a sea­son­high 15 points, two re­bounds and an as­sist in 42 min­utes.

Cleve­land coach Larry Drew has urged his vet­er­ans to be pa­tient with Sex­ton while he de­vel­ops.

In­di­ans short­stop Fran­cisco Lindor and third base­man Jose Ramirez won Sil­ver Slug­ger Awards for the 2018 sea­son, Ma­jor League Base­ball an­nounced Nov. 8.

Lindor and Ramirez are the first In­di­ans team­mates to win backto-back Sil­ver Slug­ger Awards since Roberto Alo­mar and Manny Ramirez in 1999-2000.

Lindor won his sec­ond Sil­ver Slug­ger Award af­ter he won the honor last sea­son. Lindor bat­ted .277 with 38 home runs, 42 dou­bles and 92 RBI.

Ramirez is also a backto-back Sil­ver Slug­ger re­cip­i­ent. Ramirez hit .270 with 38 home runs and 105 RBI.

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