David Cooper 1B CLE Dec 24 '79

David Cooper had a strong day at the plate as the Indians and White Sox played to a 2-2 tie on Friday, going 1-for-1 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

Cooper doubled and scored to get the Tribe on the board in the seventh inning, then plated the tying run with a sac fly in the eighth. He'll need to have many more days like this if he wants to win a bench spot on the Opening Day roster however.

David Cooper 1B CLE Dec 13 '79

Indians sent 1B David Cooper outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Cooper was designated for assignment by the Indians over the weekend to clear a roster spot for new infielder Justin Sellers. Cooper is back in now back in Indians camp as a non-roster invitee. He's doubtful to make the club.

David Cooper 1B CLE Dec 11 '79

Indians designated 1B David Cooper for assignment.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the arrival of Justin Sellers. The Indians are hoping that Cooper clears waivers, allowing them to keep him around as a non-roster invitee.

David Cooper 1B CLE Sep 19 '79

Indians signed 1B David Cooper to a one-year contract.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick was the first to report that a deal was close. Cooper appeared in just 13 minor league games (and no major league games) in 2013 due to a serious back issue, but the Indians like his potential and will have in camp next spring on a guaranteed deal. He'll presumably back up Nick Swisher at first base.

David Cooper 1B CLE Sep 19 '79

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians are close to bringing back first baseman David Cooper.

Cooper was released by the Tribe in August and failed to latch on with a new team. He is recovered from back surgery and hoping to reestablish himself in 2014. The 26-year-old has a .750 career OPS in the major leagues.

David Cooper 1B CLE Jun 11 '79

Indians released 1B David Cooper.

Cooper has opted out of his contract with the Indians and is now a free agent. He'll look to continue his career on a minor league deal.

David Cooper 1B CLE May 24 '79

Indians signed 1B David Cooper to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Cooper is finally recovered from back surgery and will look to resurrect his career in the Indians' system. He was released by the Blue Jays in early spring training.

David Cooper 1B CLE Mar 12 '79

David Cooper (back) is hoping to return at some point this season.

Cooper underwent a career-saving surgery on April 3 to have titanium screws placed into the T-7 and T-8 vertebrae in his back, so he's still a long way from returning. The Blue Jays released Cooper prior to the season, but he could be re-signed on a minor league deal. At the very least, Cooper plans to resume his playing career in 2014.

David Cooper 1B CLE Dec 22 '78

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that David Cooper (back) may miss most of 2013.

Cooper is currently nursing a serious back injury, so this adds some more context to why he was given his release on Wednesday. The Jays have interest in re-signing him to a minor league deal, but he's a long way from returning.

David Cooper 1B CLE Dec 22 '78

Blue Jays released 1B David Cooper.

Cooper hasn't played this spring due to a lingering back issue and now the Jays have decided to cut ties. The 25-year-old batted .300 with four homers and a .788 OPS in 145 plate appearances in the majors last season. Assuming he gets back to full health at some point, he could do well with a change of scenery. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Yankees will take a look.