Indians donate $37K more for recovery in Puerto Rico

Homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps. (Carlos Giusti/AP)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Cleveland Indians have donated an additional $37,000 to aid hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.

In September, the team awarded a playoff share to help recovery efforts on the island, which was decimated by Hurricane Maria and where large areas remain without power. The team’s donation, and $4,000 given by the Cleveland Indians Wives Association on Monday, will go directly to communities where Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and catcher Roberto Perez grew up.

The Indians are in Puerto Rico to play a two-game series this week against the Minnesota Twins.

Perez and Lindor made trips to Puerto Rico during the off-season, donating time and some of their own money for bottled water and other goods.

Lindor is taking part in a baseball clinic on Monday for kids at his grade school.

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