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• A few Indians players have been spotted wearing "K Cancer" shirts lately. Closer John Axford got them from his former teammate, Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, whose foundation has teamed up with Strike Out Cancer to help raise awareness and help fund cancer research. Axford is awaiting a second box of shirts to pass out to more players.

"Somehow in the offseason, it came to, 'Hey, would you want to do this? We could do it in Indians colors,'" Axford said. "Last year, it was one [team] -- the Cardinals. Now, they have 23 teams all with individual players that represent a certain cancer society or other groups. It's something they contribute to personally and on the cancer research end."

• Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, who threw 21 pitches in an intrasquad "B" game on Friday, is scheduled to start and log two innings against the Angels in Monday's Cactus League game at Goodyear Ballpark. Salazar was originally listed to pitch on Tuesday, but Cleveland decided to move his outing up by one day. Trevor Bauer is scheduled to throw three innings after Salazar.

• With 32 pitchers still in camp and individual innings beginning to rise for the starters, Cleveland continues to look for ways to spread out the work. To help divide the innings, the Indians have added a "B" game against the White Sox at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Tribe's spring complex. Aaron Harang (three innings), Tyler Cloyd (two), Nick Hagadone (two), Mike Zagurski (one) and J.C. Ramirez (one) are slated to pitch.

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