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CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. Tony Gwynn Jersey . The trade doesnt mean theyre going to surrender the season. „We will never raise the white flag,“ Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. „Thats not an option. Anybody who stands next to me in the dugout knows that will never happen.“ Protecting themselves in case the 29-year-old Masterson left as a free agent after the season, the Indians traded the right-hander on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals. The trade of Masterson could be followed by other moves by the Indians, who entered Wednesday 6 1-2 games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central and in a scramble with five other teams for the leagues second wild-card spot. The Indians could also trade shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera before the deadline. Like Masterson, Cabrera is in the final year of his contract and the Indians have shown little interest in re-signing him. Dealing the two-time All-Star could bring a prospect in return. General manager Chris Antonetti said hes exploring deals to improve the team before Thursdays 4 p.m. trade deadline. „Our focus is to continue to try to win as many games as we can,“ he said. „Were currently in the midst of having conversations to bring players in to impact our team at the major league level. Whether or not that happens over the next 24 hours, there are a lot of factors in play and its hard to handicap that.“ Masterson began the season as the Indians ace. Hell end it with a different team in a different league after a disappointing four months. „I was surprised,“ Masterson said. „Its bittersweet. Im sad to leave the fellas and the fight were making here in Cleveland, but Im excited to get to St. Louis and be a part of what they have going there.“ In exchange for Masterson, who was scheduled to come off the disabled list later this week, the Indians got outfielder James Ramsey. A first-round pick by the Cardinals (No. 23 overall) in 2012, Ramsey has spent this season at Double-A Springfield, where he batted .300 with 13 home runs and 36 RBIs. Antonetti said Ramsey will be moved up to Triple-A Columbus. Masterson went 14-10 last season and then turned down an offer of a contract extension in spring training. „Its an extraordinarily difficult day for us,“ Antonetti said. „It wasnt an easy decision, but its one that made sense.“ Masterson is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts this season and has had a noticeable loss in velocity. In five starts before being placed on the DL with right knee inflammation, he allowed 19 runs and 27 hits in 18 innings. Masterson, who hasnt won since June 8, said the impending free agency didnt affect his performance. „I guess I could try and blame that, but that would be a lie,“ he said. The Cardinals are in the race for the NL Central crown, a season after going to the World Series. „Im excited,“ St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said before the Cardinals played the Padres in San Diego. „Ive watched this guy. Yes, the numbers dont quite look the same as what they looked last year, but were talking a year ago. Still, good movement, hes able to attack the strike zone. We can see theres a lot of potential here to help us out.“ Masterson will join the Cardinals on Friday in St. Louis and is scheduled to start against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. „Lets go. Theres no sense waiting around,“ Matheny said. Masterson was acquired by the Indians at the trading deadline in 2009 in the deal that sent catcher Victor Martinez to Boston. Before Tuesdays series opener against Seattle, Masterson said he wouldnt be surprised if the Indians made any moves before the trade deadline Thursday. Masterson had said he was hoping to stay and help them make a playoff push. Francona was Bostons manager when Masterson was dealt to Cleveland. Masterson went 48-61 with Cleveland. „The hug was a little longer than normal,“ Francona said. „We may part teams, but my admiration for him isnt parting.“ Joked Masterson: „Tito keeps trading me away. Whats up with that?“ Craig Stammen Jersey . – David Tomasek had two goals in regulation time and was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Belleville Bulls upset the Oshawa Generals 6-5 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Brad Hand Jersey . — Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.Some of us are morning people while others are night owls. In golf some are early season performers and others wait until the fall. So far in his career, David Hearn is most definitely not someone who enjoys the early part of the calendar. At least not when it comes to logging high finishes. „For whatever reason, Ive never had much success early in the year,“ said Hearn. „The West Coast  just hasnt been good for me.“ In the four tournaments hes played since the calendar changed years, Hearn as two missed cuts, a T58 and a T38. Its a slow but not unexpected beginning. A year ago, in five West Coast starts, he missed three cuts. A year prior to that, he posted a tie for 10th at the SONY in Hawaii before missing the next two cuts. „Id like to be in a better spot, obviously,“ said Hearn from Florida where he was getting in some practice before heading to Los Angeles for his next start. „Hopefully that will happen at Riviera.“ Hearn isnt worried about his spot on the money list just yet. In fact, hes quite optimistic about where things are headed. He says his game is coming together faster than in any previous years, adding theres no glaring holes in his performance – its just a matter of tightening everything up. There hasnt been much down time for the Brantford, Ont., product of late. He played four times before Christmas on the new wrap-around schedule and then teamed with Brad Fritsch to represent Canada in the World Cup in Australia in late November. There was a little time spent at the TaylorMade test centre dialing in his new gear as well as some family time back in the snow in Ontario. And he made the trek to Ann Arbor, Mich., to watch his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs play the Detroit Red Wings outdoors at the Big House. But shortly after, it was back to work. Hearn enjoyed his best year as a professional in 2013, earning more than $1.1 million. The highlight of his season came at the John Deere Classic where he lost in a playoff. That performance didnt surprise him in any way; he always believed he had the talent to play at that level. And it provided a taste of what hed like to experience more often. „Thats what Im trying to accomplish each and every week,“ he said. Cory Spangenberg Jersey. „You just want to put yourself in that position as much as you can.“ Rather than being known as a long driver or a pure ball-striker or a great putter, Hearns strength has always been his consistency with every club in his bag, his all-around game. Its something hes been focused on in the early part of this season. „My stats are not that great but if I can just improve the numbers a little bit Ill be happy,“ said Hearn, who will continue to use his long putter this season. „It really just boils down to being competitive. Im always trying to improve.“ Hearn has always been an ardent flag-waver and senses an up-tick in the play of Canadian professionals on various tours. He thinks some of that is awareness caused by his best friend out on tour. „I think Canadians are getting highlighted and inspired thanks to how well Graham [DeLaet] is playing,“ he stated. „Its fun to watch him play these days. It doesnt seem to matter what he does on Thursday and Friday, he just finds a way to get into contention on the weekend.“ For Canadian golf, Hearn said, that builds momentum. Its something thats been missing for a while, since the days Mike Weir was seemingly in the hunt to win every week. „When Mike was in his prime, I dont think people realized how good he was,“ Hearn stated. „It wasnt just the Masters win, it was major after major, week after week, he was in contention. „That definitely inspired me and I think thats happening again. We have a lot of good players right now.“ For the next couple of weeks, Hearn will be in the cheering section, watching Canadas athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Obviously hockey will be at the forefront of his viewing schedule but he also said hell follow almost any sport and is amazed at such endeavours as biathlon. „It will be disappointing being in the U.S., though,“ he laughed. „Ill have to watch mostly U.S. athletes.“ If his play continues to improve, two years from Hearn might be representing Canada at the Olympics in Rio rather than watching from a distance. Cheap Baseball Twins Jerseys Cheap Baseball Royals Jerseys Cheap Baseball Tigers Jerseys Cheap Baseball Indians JerseysCheap Baseball White Sox Jerseys Cheap Baseball Blue Jays Jerseys Cheap Baseball Rays Jerseys Cheap Baseball Yankees Jerseys Cheap Baseball Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Baseball Orioles Jerseys Cheap Baseball Astros Jerseys Cheap Baseball Angels Jerseys Cheap Baseball Athletics Jerseys Cheap Baseball Mariners Jerseys Cheap Baseball Rangers Jerseys ‚ ‚ ‚