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Smoke signals

• Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury) took dry swings and played catch up to a distance of 90 feet on Saturday, according to head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff. Bourn is working through a gradual progression of baseball activities given the sensitive location of the injury on his hand.

• Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee, who won the American League Cy Young Award with the Indians in 2008, is scheduled to face the Tribe in an Interleague tilt on Wednesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. It will mark Lee's first time facing the Indians in his career.

• Entering Saturday, Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was tied with Tigers ace Justin Verlander for the highest percentage (37 percent) of 0-2 counts among qualifying pitchers in the American League. The league average for that category heading into Saturday's action was 25 percent.

• The second game of Sunday's Indians-Royals doubleheader, which is scheduled to begin at 8:10 p.m. ET, will not be televised due to ESPN's exclusive Sunday night broadcast window. Game 2 in Kansas City will be aired on's Gameday Audio, Indians Radio Network, WTAM 1100-AM and 100.7-FM.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.
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