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• Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has spent this weekend resting an ailing right knee back home in Cleveland. Manager Manny Acta said Hafner will be put through a series of tests prior to Monday's home game against the Royals to gauge his progress. Right now, the Tribe has not indicated that the DH might need a stint on the disabled list.

• Indians catcher Carlos Santana (mild concussion), who was placed on Major League Baseball's seven-day disabled list on Saturday, has been cleared to fly with the team back to Cleveland on Sunday night. Manager Manny Acta said Santana will be put through a series of follow-up neurological tests on Monday.

• Entering Sunday, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was hitting .272 with a .333 on-base percentage through 46 games. Last season, Kipnis hit .272 with a .333 on-base percentage in his 36-game tour with the Tribe. "Wow," marveled Indians hitting coach Bruce Fields. "I guess you can predict what he'll do next year."

• The Indians went 10-3 in their first 13 road games this season, outscoring opponents 77-59 in the process. Entering Sunday, though, Cleveland had gone 2-5 in its past seven road games, being outscored 50-27 over that span. The Tribe's 12-8 mark away from home was still the fourth-best road record in the American League, entering Sunday's action.

• Minor League outfielder Jared Goedert went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in a 9-6 win over Syracuse on Saturday, making him 9-for-27 (.333) with four homers and 15 RBIs in seven games since being promoted to Triple-A Columbus. Goedert hit .395 (49-for-124) with five homers and 17 RBIs in 35 games with Double-A Akron before being moved up a level.

• Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has spent this weekend resting an ailing right knee back home in Cleveland. Manager Manny Acta said Hafner will be put through a series of tests prior to Monday's home game against the Royals to gauge his progress. Right now, the Tribe has not indicated that the DH might need a stint on the disabled list.

• Indians catcher Carlos Santana (mild concussion), who was placed on Major League Baseball's seven-day disabled list on Saturday, has been cleared to fly with the team back to Cleveland on Sunday night. Manager Manny Acta said Santana will be put through a series of follow-up neurological tests on Monday.

• Entering Sunday, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was hitting .272 with a .333 on-base percentage through 46 games. Last season, Kipnis hit .272 with a .333 on-base percentage in his 36-game tour with the Tribe. "Wow," marveled Indians hitting coach Bruce Fields. "I guess you can predict what he'll do next year."

• The Indians went 10-3 in their first 13 road games this season, outscoring opponents 77-59 in the process. Entering Sunday, though, Cleveland had gone 2-5 in its past seven road games, being outscored 50-27 over that span. The Tribe's 12-8 mark away from home was still the fourth-best road record in the American League, entering Sunday's action.

• Minor League outfielder Jared Goedert went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in a 9-6 win over Syracuse on Saturday, making him 9-for-27 (.333) with four homers and 15 RBIs in seven games since being promoted to Triple-A Columbus. Goedert hit .395 (49-for-124) with five homers and 17 RBIs in 35 games with Double-A Akron before being moved up a level.

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