Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Arizona League Indians shortstop Dorssys Paulino the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for Aug. 13-19. Over that span, the 17-year-old Paulino hit .560 (14-for-25) with three homers, three doubles, one triple and nine RBIs. He was also promoted to short-season Class A Mahoning Valley on Tuesday.

• Indians left-hander Rafael Perez (on the 60-day disabled list with a left lat injury) suffered a sprained right ankle in his most recent Minor League rehab appearance. Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff remains optimistic that Perez, who has been sidelined since late April, will pitch again for the Indians this season.

"I would certainly hope so," Soloff said on Tuesday. "Our plan is that he will."

• Soloff said right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who has spent this season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow, will likely begin pitching in Arizona League games this week. Carrasco is expected to be ready to be thrown into the Tribe's rotation mix next spring.