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• Catcher Carlos Santana (back, side) returned to the lineup Monday after missing all four games at Baltimore. Santana started at catcher and batted fifth against the Angels.

"The back is good," Santana said. "I expect to play every day. I expected to play [Sunday], but [manager Manny Acta] wanted to be sure that everything is perfect."

• Thomas Neal, an outfielder at Double-A Akron, was named the Eastern League Player of the Week on Monday. Neal was 14-for-28 (.500) with six doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs last week.

• Duncan and Aaron Cunningham contributed home runs in the Indians' 6-2 win at Baltimore on Sunday, the first time all season the Indians have hit multiple right-handed homers in the same game. The last time Cleveland had multiple long balls by right-handed hitters was Sept. 19, 2011, when switch-hitters Santana and Cabrera homered from the right side against Seattle.

• The Indians signed 16-year-old Venezuelan catcher Yoiber Marquina and Dominican catcher Francisco Mejiaon Monday, according to Baseball America's Ben Badler. Nikkan Sports in Japan reported that the Tribe also signed Naoki Hashimoto. No position was immediately available on him.

Monday was the first day teams could sign international free agents, with each team getting a $2.9 million allotment.