Acta and Antonetti are still working through discussions about who will be called up when the roster expands to 40 players on Sept. 1. Acta said Cleveland will probably promote a couple of hitters and a couple of pitchers, possibly including one starter.
Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will shift to first-base coaching duties on Friday and Saturday. First-base coach Tom Wiedenbauer will be away from the club due to a death in his family. Tim Tolman will join the team temporarily as the bench coach.
Antonetti remains optimistic that designated hitter Travis Hafner (back) will play again for the Tribe this season. Hafner has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 6.