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• The Tribe optioned Trevor Bauer back to Triple-A Columbus after his Indians debut on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Cleveland carried only 24 players on its Major League roster in Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay. But the Tribe did add right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who will start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, to the active roster after the conclusion of his five-game suspension.

• Francona kept left-handed hitters Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley out of the starting lineup Sunday against Rays lefty David Price. Kipnis is 0-for-3 with a strikeout against Price, while Brantley is 1-for-10 with two strikeouts.

The rest of the Indians haven't fared much better against the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, as they've compiled more strikeouts (31) than hits (29) in 119 at-bats against Price.

"We got everybody in there we thought we could," Francona said. "The whole league's like that. He's pretty good."

Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.
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