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• Pitching prospect Trevor Bauer has been knocked around on the mound lately, but Francona isn't worried. He said when considering up-and-comers, it's important to look beyond the box score, which in Bauer's case includes an 0-2 record and 10.45 ERA over the past two outings for Triple-A Columbus.

"We're trying to develop guys for when they get to the Major League level, they can execute what they're supposed to," Francona said. "He's progressing, and I think he's excited about where he's getting."

• Francona said there were no changes regarding the timetables of return for injured right-handers Chris Perez and Brett Myers. Both are dealing with tendinitis -- Myers in the elbow, Perez in the shoulder -- and will be evaluated on Sunday.

• The Indians signed right-hander Chris Jakubauskas on Thursday to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Columbus. Jakubauskas, 34, is 8-10 with a 5.58 ERA over 69 big league appearances from 2009-11. He was released by the Brewers on May 21.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for
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