MLB

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Dan Otero agreed Friday to a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who reached an $825,000, one-year deal with outfielder Abraham Almonte.

Otero, 32, went 3-0 with a 2.85 ERA in 52 appearances and 60 innings during his second season with Cleveland in 2017.

Almonte batted .233 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 69 games for the Indians this season.





NBA

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert could be sidelined up to two months following surgery on his left knee.

Shumpert had an arthroscopic procedure done on his knee Friday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. The team said he will begin rehabilitation and is expected to need 6 to 8 weeks to recover. He has been slowed by swelling in his knee and after rest didn't improve the condition, Shumpert decided to have the operation.

Shumpert has made six starts this season for the Cavs, who will take a 10-game winning streak into Saturday's home matchup against Memphis. He's averaged 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games.

The 27-year-old is in his fourth season with Cleveland. Shumpert's injury has forced Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to make further adjustments to his rotation. The Cavs have been dealing with injuries all season, especially in the backcourt.

Guard Derrick Rose, who has been slowed by an ankle injury, remains away from the team to attend to a personal matter. Also, point guard Isaiah Thomas has yet to make his debut with Cleveland because of a hip injury.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black received a phone call from prominent University of Tennessee football booster Jimmy Haslam, the brother of Gov. Bill Haslam and owner of the Cleveland Browns, after she posted a tweet bemoaning the school's first choice to become the school's next football coach.

Bill Haslam has told reporters that his brother had no role in the effort to hire Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano — a deal that fell through amid public backlash over an unproven claim in court documents that he might have known about sexual abuse of boys when he was an assistant at Penn State.

Black's campaign confirmed the call but wouldn't elaborate about what was discussed. A Haslam spokeswoman called it "a private conversation" and declined to comment further.