• Jason Grilli started for Double-A Altoona with another one-hit shutout inning Monday, this time striking out the side, and is on target to join Indianapolis in Durham and pitch a relief inning in Wednesday's International League playoff game.
Hurdle would not commit to whether Grilli will reclaim the closer's job when he returns.
"We'll talk about that when he gets back. There are a lot of different discussions right now, as I continue to communicate with [pitching coach Ray Searage]," the manager said.
• Wandy Rodriguez will also be Indianapolis-bound after throwing a bullpen session scheduled for Tuesday in Milwaukee. The lefty is due to go three innings or throw 50 pitches Friday for the Indians.
• Starling Marte (right hand contusion) is also making progress and the hope is he will be able to resume swinging two-handed before the club leaves Milwaukee following Wednesday's game.