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• The Indians re-signed former pitching prospect Adam Miller on Tuesday, giving the right-hander another chance to come back from multiple finger surgeries. Miller, 29, is in Minor League camp and will continue to work as a reliever in the Tribe's system. The Indians selected Miller in the first round (31st overall) in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

"We believe in his perseverance and work ethic," said Ross Atkins, the Indians' vice president of player development, "and would like to see if we can help him in his progression to return to a Major League pitching prospect. We feel Adam has many intangibles as a professional pitcher beyond the previously mentioned attributes and we have not come across many individuals that are more passionate about the craft of pitching than Adam."

Zach McAllister, Cleveland's No. 3 starter, endured a rough outing during the Indians' 12-11 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night. The big right-hander was charged with six runs on nine hits, including three home runs, and ended with four strikeouts, two walks and one wild pitch. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said the box score did not tell the whole story.

"It was tough," Callaway said. "The first night game, everybody was just seeing the ball good and swinging the bat really well. I don't think he beat himself. They beat him. That's going to happen. His stuff was still coming out good and his velocity was good. He was up to 95 [mph]. It wasn't the most terrible thing in the world. Obviously, you don't want to get lit up, but I still thought it was encouraging."

• Bauer is slated to start and log five innings in a Minor League game during Thursday's off-day. Relievers Marc Rzepczynski, Josh Outman and John Axford are also scheduled to appear in a Minor League game Thursday. Righty Josh Tomlin was down for six innings in a Minor League game on Wednesday.

• Francona indicated that utility man Ryan Raburn (sore left knee) will likely be limited to designated-hitter duties for at least a couple days. Raburn served as the DH on Wednesday and is scheduled to garner a handful of at-bats in a Minor League game on Thursday.

• Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring) and designated hitter Jason Giambi (fractured rib on his right side) both have not been cleared to resume any baseball activities yet, Francona said. Both players continue to receive treatment for their respective injuries.

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