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Costner takes batting practice in Cleveland

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSActor Kevin Costner, right, gets a laugh from Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Rayburn before Costner takes warm-ups with the Indians before their game against the Minnesota Twins,  in Cleveland, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Costner has been in Cleveland filming scenes for the movie "Draft Day"(AP Photo/Phil Long)
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    Actor Kevin Costner, right, gets a laugh from Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Rayburn before Costner takes warm-ups with the Indians before their game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Costner has been in Cleveland filming scenes for the movie "Draft Day"(AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND >> Kevin Costner, whose latest movie is being filmed in Cleveland, took batting practice at Progressive Field before Sunday’s game between the Indians and Minnesota Twins.

Costner, wearing an Indians’ jersey and cap, hit several line drives as Cleveland’s players looked on. He also played catch in the outfield and took time to chat with several players and coaches.

While many of Costner’s films have had a baseball theme, his latest movie, “Draft Day,” is about professional football. He plays the general manager of the Cleveland Browns attempting to acquire the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. The movie began shooting in Cleveland last month and is scheduled to be released next year.

Costner’s baseball-related movies include “Field of Dreams,” ”Bull Durham,” and “For Love of the Game.”

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