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• Indians left-hander Rafael Perez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left lat muscle, threw off the mound in a bullpen session on Wednesday, Manny Acta. Cleveland has not announced a potential timetable for Perez to rejoin the bullpen.

• The Indians' pitching staff entered Wednesday with a ground ball-to-fly ball ratio of 1.50 (507/339). That marked the third-best mark in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Blue Jays (1.65) and Cardinals (1.63). Cleveland's 507 grounders were the most in baseball.

• Double-A Akron outfielder Jared Goedert went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs in Tuesday's 8-1 win over Erie. On the season, Goedert is hitting .383 with a .468 on-base percentage, which both rank first in the Eastern League.

Quote to note
"Even when he's not hitting home runs and producing like he's capable, he gets on base. And he can run. He's been good there, and he's going to be there up until three or four guys change our mind."
-- Acta, on having Shin-Soo Choo hit in the leadoff spot

• Indians left-hander Rafael Perez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left lat muscle, threw off the mound in a bullpen session on Wednesday, Manny Acta. Cleveland has not announced a potential timetable for Perez to rejoin the bullpen.

• The Indians' pitching staff entered Wednesday with a ground ball-to-fly ball ratio of 1.50 (507/339). That marked the third-best mark in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Blue Jays (1.65) and Cardinals (1.63). Cleveland's 507 grounders were the most in baseball.

• Double-A Akron outfielder Jared Goedert went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs in Tuesday's 8-1 win over Erie. On the season, Goedert is hitting .383 with a .468 on-base percentage, which both rank first in the Eastern League.

Quote to note
"Even when he's not hitting home runs and producing like he's capable, he gets on base. And he can run. He's been good there, and he's going to be there up until three or four guys change our mind."
-- Acta, on having Shin-Soo Choo hit in the leadoff spot

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