CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving tried his hand at baseball, at least for one night.
Irving took fly balls and participated in batting practice with the Cleveland Indians before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Irving, wearing an Indians No. 2 batting practice jersey with his name on the back, dressed in an empty locker in Cleveland’s clubhouse before taking the field.
Irving was greeted warmly by several of Cleveland’s players. He was hugged by Nick Swisher, received a glove from Mike Aviles and a bat from Michael Bourn. Irving was also scheduled to throw out the first pitch.