Smoke signals

• Cleveland's pitchers and catchers all underwent routine physicals on Monday. Each player also met with manager Terry Francona and general manager Chris Antonetti, along with members of the coaching staff, to discuss Spring Training, expectations and the coming season.

"It was just to make sure everybody understands, before they go on the field, expectations," Francona said. "It's just to make sure there's no abiguity moving forward. I think it's helpful. It's a long day for us, but I think it's really helpful."

• The Indians have not formally announced the signing of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who needs to pass a physical for his Minor League contract to become official. Francona had no comment on the matter. Matsuzaka could be added to the roster as early as Tuesday.

• Pitcher Nick Hagadone, who is vying for a spot in the bullpen, said that the situation involving his being placed on the Minor League disqualified list last season is ongoing. It is believed that service-time issues are being worked out between Hagadone's agent, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association.

• Similar to recent springs, the Indians plan on having Kenny Lofton, Carlos Baerga and Mike Hargrove in camp as guest instructors. Lofton will work with the outfielders, Baerga with the infielders and Hargrove with the first basemen.

• There was a considerable showing of position players in camp on Monday, two days before they are required to report. Among those on hand were Nick Swisher, Mike Aviles, Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall and Mark Reynolds.