Smoke signals

• There was a humorous new addition to Cleveland's clubhouse bulletin board on Sunday morning. Indians manager Terry Francona hung up a picture of himself wearing an oversized hat and smiling ear to ear with "I demand respect" written below.

"If GQ doesn't come calling now, it never well," Francona said.

The skipper took the snapshot on team photo day when he accidentally grabbed a fitted hat a few sizes too large.

"We try to take what we're doing serious, but not take ourselves serious," Francona said. "I think the picture is an example of that."

• Still recovering from an oblique injury, Indians reliever Joe Smith threw a bullpen session Saturday and came out of it feeling good.

The 28-year-old said the earliest he will make his Cactus League debut will be a week from Tuesday. Until then, Smith plans to throw off the mound three more times, either in the bullpen or live batting practice.

• For the first time since 2011, Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was back on the mound Sunday in a game against Major Leaguers. The 25-year-old is coming off a lengthy rehabilitation process from Tommy John surgery.

"He hasn't pitched in this environment in quite some time, but there are no limitations for him whatsoever," Francona said. "He just has to settle in and get his legs under him, then he'll start competing.

Carrasco is competing for one of the backend jobs in the Indians' starting rotation.