Smoke signals

• About three and a half hours before Saturday night's game, the Indians officially made the roster move they've discussed the past few days. Scott Kazmir was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2, and Trevor Bauer was recalled from Triple-A Columbus in time for his Indians debut.

• Rays manager Joe Maddon said Saturday he enjoys some of Bauer's unique behavior, like the hopping heave Bauer makes before warming up each inning and the pole-to-pole long toss, as well as his pitching profile. Maddon, of course, is no stranger to ideas that fall well outside the traditional baseball box.

"When it comes to eccentricities, I'm kind of a fan. So I'll probably like him without even seeing him," Maddon said. "Stuff-wise, it reads really well for him. There's a lot of things that he's capable of doing as a pitcher."

• The Tribe's 4-0 loss to the Rays on Friday marked the third time over the past 21 years that they've been shut out within the season's first four games. The other two came on Opening Day in 2005 and '10, both against the White Sox.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.