Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Lou Marson remained out of the lineup on Tuesday for the second straight game due to a facial laceration. Marson was hit in the left side of his mouth by a pitch in the fourth inning on Sunday against the White Sox. The catcher said he is still experiencing pain when putting on a mask, and the Indians did not want to risk having a foul tip re-open a wound that needed three stitches. Marson remains day to day.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Class A Carolina infielder Tony Wolter the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for the period of May 21-27. During that span, the 19-year-old Wolters (a third-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft) hit .429 (9-for-21) with two doubles, two walks, one RBI and a 1.002 OPS.

• Left-hander Rafael Perez, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left lat, is currently working through a long-toss program to build arm strength before moving back to mound work. Perez will be eligible to be activated on June 25.