Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner was out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive day Monday (knee). Hafner hit in the batting cage and ran on an anti-gravity treadmill Monday morning, and manager Manny Acta said he would have more details after Hafner's 3 p.m. doctor appointment.

• Catcher Lou Marson was also out of the lineup Monday after being hit in the mouth with a pitch Sunday against the White Sox. Marson received three stitches for the injury. "Probably one day will do him good," Acta said.

• Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who left Saturday's game against Chicago with a tight hamstring, is unlikely to return to the lineup on Tuesday, but Acta said, "He's pretty close."

• Catcher Carlos Santana, who is on the seven-day concussion list after taking a foul ball off the mask on Saturday, underwent some neurological tests Monday morning. Acta said the team was still waiting for the results of those tests.

Quote to note
"We're going to go out and play hard and hopefully pay homage to all the veterans."
--Indians outfielder Johnny Damon on playing on Memorial Day.