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• Indians veteran Jason Giambi, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right calf, said on Friday that he was feeling much improved. With Cleveland making a wave of roster moves earlier this week, the 43-year-old designated hitter felt it would help the team to accept a trip to the DL.

"I just had to be 100 percent. It was good," Giambi said. "I just needed to take a step back so the ballclub could move forward, basically. ... It was the right decision for the ballclub."

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• Indians veteran Jason Giambi, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right calf, said on Friday that he was feeling much improved. With Cleveland making a wave of roster moves earlier this week, the 43-year-old designated hitter felt it would help the team to accept a trip to the DL.

"I just had to be 100 percent. It was good," Giambi said. "I just needed to take a step back so the ballclub could move forward, basically. ... It was the right decision for the ballclub."

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• With Rays left-hander Erik Bedard scheduled to start on Saturday, Francona is considering giving center fielder Michael Bourn (recently sidelined with left hamstring tightness) a day off to rest his legs. Francona said on Friday that he isn't sure that plan is written "in ink" for Bourn. The center fielder missed four games with the issue before returning to the lineup on Thursday.

• The Swisher Family Foundation, which is headed by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and his wife, JoAnna Garcia, will host kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland on Saturday for a special screening of the new baseball movie, "Million Dollar Arm." The children will be treated to the movie at Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland.

• Veteran catcher Matt Treanor, who was in camp with Cleveland during Spring Training, has retired after nine Major League seasons. The 38-year-old Treanor hit .221 in stints with the Marlins, Tigers, Rangers, Royals and Dodgers in his career. He had not played in the big leagues since 2012, missing '13 due to a knee injury and suffering a left hamstring injury this past spring.

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

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