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• Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner was out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with back stiffness. Acta said he expects Hafner to be ready to play on Wednesday, but if he's not, he'll have to undergo more tests.

• Luis DeJesus, a right-handed pitcher for Class A Mahoning Valley, was named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week on Tuesday. The 20-year-old DeJesus went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts last week, and he is 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA in nine starts this season. DeJesus was the Indians' 11th-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

• Second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the winner of the Indians' Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The final winner will be announced from the 30 preliminary winners November 13 at the 13th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore won the award in 2008.

• The Indians are offering fans the opportunity to eat "Dinner on the Diamond" at Progressive Field. On Sept. 7, fans will have a chance to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the dugout before eating dinner on the warning track. For more information, visit indians.com/hostedevents.

Quote to note
"What it's going to take for us is either a well-pitched ball game or just a 10-run effort -- I don't know what it's gonna take to be honest with you. We're looking for anything to happen right now, and it's just not happening."
--Indians reliever Josh Tomlin on the team's 10-game losing streak.

• Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner was out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with back stiffness. Acta said he expects Hafner to be ready to play on Wednesday, but if he's not, he'll have to undergo more tests.

• Luis DeJesus, a right-handed pitcher for Class A Mahoning Valley, was named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week on Tuesday. The 20-year-old DeJesus went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts last week, and he is 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA in nine starts this season. DeJesus was the Indians' 11th-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

• Second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the winner of the Indians' Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The final winner will be announced from the 30 preliminary winners November 13 at the 13th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore won the award in 2008.

• The Indians are offering fans the opportunity to eat "Dinner on the Diamond" at Progressive Field. On Sept. 7, fans will have a chance to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the dugout before eating dinner on the warning track. For more information, visit indians.com/hostedevents.

Quote to note
"What it's going to take for us is either a well-pitched ball game or just a 10-run effort -- I don't know what it's gonna take to be honest with you. We're looking for anything to happen right now, and it's just not happening."
--Indians reliever Josh Tomlin on the team's 10-game losing streak.