Outfielder Shelley Duncan, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, has cleared waivers. Cleveland has outrighted Duncan (.203 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs) to Triple-A Columbus.
Among Major League second basemen with a minimum of 100 games at the position, Jason Kipnis ranked second in steals (26), third in RBIs (65) and seventh in home runs (13) entering Friday's game.
Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is one of five American League players with at least 15 home runs and 15 stolen bases this season. The others are Texas' Ian Kinsler, Chicago's Alex Rios, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton.