Reliever Rafael Perez (on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left lat) has advanced to throwing long toss at a distance of 120 feet in his recovery program. Cleveland is hopeful that he will be able to move to bullpen sessions within the next week or so.
Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo entered Saturday riding an eight-game hitting streak, during which he has posted a .310 average with one home run, three RBIs and five runs scored, but he went hitless in the contest against the Red Sox.
Entering Saturday, center fielder Michael Brantley was hitting .313 with a .333 on-base percentage in his past 17 games dating back to April 25. He hit .196 with a .274 on-base percentage in the first 12 games of the season prior to that stretch.