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• Second baseman Jason Kipnis was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to neck stiffness shortly before the game against the Red Sox. Donald replaced Kipnis in the lineup as Cleveland's leadoff hitter and second baseman.

• Entering Thursday, Indians catcher Carlos Santana had collected 21 RBIs in 21 games, dating back to July 18. That was the second-highest RBI total in the Majors, trailing only Chris Johnson (22 for the D-backs/Astros).

• Pitcher Roberto Hernandez is scheduled to make a Minor League rehab appearance for Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Hernandez, whose three-week suspension ends Saturday, will likely be activated to join Cleveland's rotation next week.

• Due to their recent rotation problems, the Indians are currently carrying eight relievers. When Cleveland opts to return to its typical seven-man bullpen, either Matt LaPorta or Russ Canzler will likely be promoted from Triple-A Columbus.

• Second baseman Jason Kipnis was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to neck stiffness shortly before the game against the Red Sox. Donald replaced Kipnis in the lineup as Cleveland's leadoff hitter and second baseman.

• Entering Thursday, Indians catcher Carlos Santana had collected 21 RBIs in 21 games, dating back to July 18. That was the second-highest RBI total in the Majors, trailing only Chris Johnson (22 for the D-backs/Astros).

• Pitcher Roberto Hernandez is scheduled to make a Minor League rehab appearance for Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Hernandez, whose three-week suspension ends Saturday, will likely be activated to join Cleveland's rotation next week.

• Due to their recent rotation problems, the Indians are currently carrying eight relievers. When Cleveland opts to return to its typical seven-man bullpen, either Matt LaPorta or Russ Canzler will likely be promoted from Triple-A Columbus.

 

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