Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• 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.