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• Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist injury, is scheduled to throw a 50-pitch simulated game on Thursday morning. Following the workout, Cleveland will likely make a determination as to whether Tomlin is recovered enough to be activated from the DL.

• Entering Wednesday, Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was hitting .394 (13-for-33) with four doubles, one home run, three RBIs, five walks and six runs scored in eight games since being moved into the leadoff spot. During that stretch, Choo reached base in 19 of 39 plate appearances to raise his on-base percentage to .391 (eighth in the American League).

• Indians infielder Jose Lopez, who has been filling in for injured third baseman Jack Hannahan (back), had hit safely in eight of his last nine games, entering Wednesday. Lopez posted a .345 average (10-for-29) with six RBIs during that stretch, which dated back to his promotion from Triple-A Columbus.