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• Entering Wednesday's game against the Mariners, second baseman Jason Kipnis had gone 4-for-9 with one home run and two RBIs in his past two games. In his previous 48 contests, Kipnis hit .207 (35-for-169) with no homers and 19 RBIs for Cleveland.

"It's good to see that," manager Manny Acta said of Kipnis' recent showing. "We've got over a month of baseball to play and this kid has been good for us. He has been struggling as of late, but we want to make sure that he finishes strong and ends on a high note."

• Major League Baseball issued a 50-game suspension for A's right-hander Bartolo Colon on Wednesday for testing positive for testosterone. Colon, a former Indians pitcher, made his most recent start Saturday, when he held Cleveland to one run over eight innings to improve to 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA this year.

"I don't judge those guys," said Acta, when asked about the news of Colon's suspension. "I don't know. I don't have any feelings toward that. I really don't have any."

• Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin (on the 15-day disabled list) was scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow Wednesday. Dr. Lewis Yocum was slated to perform the operation in Los Angeles. Cleveland has yet to announce the outcome of the procedure.

• Acta said he plans on sitting down with general manager Chris Antonetti during the team's upcoming homestand to discuss possible Minor League callups for Sept. 1, when each team's roster expands to 40 players.

• Entering Wednesday's game against the Mariners, second baseman Jason Kipnis had gone 4-for-9 with one home run and two RBIs in his past two games. In his previous 48 contests, Kipnis hit .207 (35-for-169) with no homers and 19 RBIs for Cleveland.

"It's good to see that," manager Manny Acta said of Kipnis' recent showing. "We've got over a month of baseball to play and this kid has been good for us. He has been struggling as of late, but we want to make sure that he finishes strong and ends on a high note."

• Major League Baseball issued a 50-game suspension for A's right-hander Bartolo Colon on Wednesday for testing positive for testosterone. Colon, a former Indians pitcher, made his most recent start Saturday, when he held Cleveland to one run over eight innings to improve to 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA this year.

"I don't judge those guys," said Acta, when asked about the news of Colon's suspension. "I don't know. I don't have any feelings toward that. I really don't have any."

• Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin (on the 15-day disabled list) was scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow Wednesday. Dr. Lewis Yocum was slated to perform the operation in Los Angeles. Cleveland has yet to announce the outcome of the procedure.

• Acta said he plans on sitting down with general manager Chris Antonetti during the team's upcoming homestand to discuss possible Minor League callups for Sept. 1, when each team's roster expands to 40 players.