Browns waived safety Tyvis Powell but didn’t know he was throwing out first pitch at Indians game tonight

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Safety Tyvis Powell, the former Buckeye and Bedford native, was thrown for a loop by the Browns on the same day he’s throwing out the first pitch for Indians.

Powell was waived by the Browns just hours before he was set to take the mound before the Indians-White Sox game tonight at Progressive Field. But the Browns had no idea Powell was throwing out the first pitch, and by the time they found out, it was too late to pull back the roster move, a team spokesman told cleveland.com.

The ceremonial pitch was set up through Powell’s representatives, and the Browns were unaware.

But the Indians were not about to make a bad day for Powell even worse. He’s still throwing out the pitch despite the move.

Powell’s departure spoils the dream he’s been living for the past few months. Less than two weeks ago, he tweeted a photo of himself in a Browns uniform with the caption ‘ain’t it a blessing.’

Now, he’s back to being a fan instead of one of their most grateful players.

Powell, who was claimed off waivers Feb. 6, lasted through three weeks of organized team activities, but didn’t make it to next week’s full squad minicamp. Last season, he appeared in six games with the Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free

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