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• Indians lefty reliever Rafael Perez (on 60-day disabled list due to left lat injury) logged one shutout inning in his second Minor League rehab outing with Double-A Akron on Monday. Indians manager Manny Acta said Tuesday that Perez would likely be moved up to Triple-A Columbus soon.

• Acta said starter Zach McAllister was feeling fine one day after taking a line drive off his right forearm in the fourth inning of Monday's 3-2 win over the Rays. McAllister was wearing a pad and protective sleeve on Tuesday, but Acta said the pitcher was expected to be fine for his next bullpen session and subsequent start.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Low Class A Lake County outfielder Jordan Smith the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for the period of July 9-14. During that span, Smith hit .571 (8-for-14) with one home run, eight RBIs and a 1.349 OPS. Smith was previously named the Tribe's Minor League Player of the Week for May 28-June 3.

• In Monday's win over Tampa Bay, Cleveland went 0-for-3 with the bases loaded, dropping the team's season average to .198 (16-for-81) with the bags full this year. That average ranks 12th in the American League, ahead of Oakland (.196) and New York (.191). The Indians rank last in the AL with a .118 (4-for-34) mark with the bases loaded and two outs.