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LaPorta deemed not ready to return to lineup

LaPorta deemed not ready to return to lineup

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ARLINGTON -- Matt LaPorta passed his neuropsychological test and began doing some very light cardio exercises, but he was still not deemed ready to return to the Indians' lineup on Wednesday night.

LaPorta, who suffered a head contusion when Elvis Andrus' elbow clipped him in the back of the head on Monday night, was expected to do a little more cardio work before Wednesday's game. But as far as getting back on the field is concerned, manager Manny Acta said it is a "day to day" situation.

"Our medical staff thought it's not the best thing to get him out there just yet," Acta said. "We want to give him as much time as he needs."

LaPorta said he has not suffered any headaches the last two days.

"Everything's good," he said. "I don't know exactly when I'll be back in the lineup."

LaPorta was hot before the injury, batting .333 (10-for-33) with four homers and nine RBIs in nine games since his June 27 recall from Triple-A Columbus.

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