Smoke signals

Smoke signals
• Indians starter Roberto Hernandez, who has been out since Aug. 27 with a sprained right ankle, threw off the mound in an extended bullpen session on Tuesday. Manager Manny Acta said Hernandez would be re-evaluated in the coming days.

• Lefty Nick Hagadone, who has been out since July 6 with a left hand injury, has resumed throwing and will likely participate in winter ball, according to Acta. The Indians are hopeful that Hagadone will be ready in time for Spring Training.

• Indians infielder Jason Donald (right wrist contusion) played catch prior to Tuesday's game under the supervision of Acta. Donald is currently only available off the bench for pinch-running or emergency fielding duty.