TORONTO -- With their magic number to clinch the American League Central down to seven, the Indians are going to be extra cautious with Michael Brantley, who was out of the lineup Friday night against the Blue Jays.
"I'm probably being a little overprotective," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "I think it's probably the prudent thing to do."
The 31-year-old Brantley has been dealing with a left foot injury he sustained when he fouled a ball off the top of his foot in the third inning of Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Royals.
Brantley is hitting .303 with an .819 OPS and 14 home runs in 125 games this season.
Andrew Miller will throw a side session on Saturday before he's re-evaluated by the team.
The team had no update on Trevor Bauer, who is continuing to recover from the stress fracture in his right fibula that landed him on the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 14.
Mejia homers twice for Padres
Francona isn't upset about Francisco Mejia's offensive outburst with the Padres on Thursday night.
"When a kid leaves, you don't stop thinking they're a great kid or good player," Francona said. "We knew to get [Brad] Hand and [Adam] Cimber we had to give up something good, so unless we're playing him, I hope he rakes."
Mejía is MLB Pipeline's No. 21 prospect had been the the Indians' No. 1 prospect prior to being dealt on July 19.