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• Brett Myers, on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis and a mild UCL sprain, is still a long ways off from rejoining the Indians this season.

"Right now, he's just trying to get his arm feeling right and start throwing off the mound again," Callaway said. "Hopefully, he'll be throwing off the mound by the time the All-Star break's done, and then we'll just play it by ear."

Myers last pitched for the Tribe on April 19. In just four outings (three starts), he's 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA. In January, Cleveland inked Myers to a one-year, $7 million deal that included a team option in 2014 worth $8 million.

• Trevor Bauer, the organization's top pitching prospect, was scratched from his Saturday start for Triple-A Columbus because of lower back spasms. The right-hander has made four starts for Cleveland this season, going 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA.

• Mark Reynolds wasn't in Sunday's lineup for the second game in a row. Manager Terry Francona, who was unavailable before the series finale against the Royals, had said a day earlier that Reynolds would probably start on Sunday. In his last 11 games, Reynolds is batting .081 (3-for-37) with zero home runs.

• Entering Sunday, the Tribe's starters posted a 1.81 ERA over the last seven games. As a whole, the staff had gone 51 innings without allowing a home run.

• The Indians announced on Sunday that right-hander Blake Wood was recalled from his 30-day rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, activated from the 60-day disabled list, and optioned to the Clippers. Cleveland also outrighted catcher Omir Santos to the Columbus.

Wood, 27, is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in May 2012. In 15 Minor League games (six starts) this season, he is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for
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