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• Indians starter Danny Salazar's throwing program has put him slightly behind the rest of the pitchers early in camp. Cleveland is just taking a conservative approach with Salazar, whose first live batting practice session is scheduled for Saturday.

• Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano, who has also taken a gradual approach to the first weeks of Spring Training, is slated to make his first Cactus League appearance Monday against the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz. Also on Monday, reliever Frank Herrmann, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last spring, is scheduled to throw a simulated game.

• Indians starter Danny Salazar's throwing program has put him slightly behind the rest of the pitchers early in camp. Cleveland is just taking a conservative approach with Salazar, whose first live batting practice session is scheduled for Saturday.

• Tribe reliever Vinnie Pestano, who has also taken a gradual approach to the first weeks of Spring Training, is slated to make his first Cactus League appearance Monday against the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz. Also on Monday, reliever Frank Herrmann, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last spring, is scheduled to throw a simulated game.

• Indians right-hander Shaun Marcum, who is in camp as a non-roster rotation candidate, will be limited to bullpen sessions over the course of the next week. Cleveland has taken things slowly with Marcum, who is returning from July surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome.

• The Indians have added a "B" game to their Spring Training schedule. On Tuesday, Cleveland will host the Angels in a 10 a.m. MT tilt at the Tribe's complex in Goodyear, Ariz. The game is unofficial, meaning it does not count in the Cactus League standings.

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

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