Smoke signals

• Triple-A Columbus right-hander Carlos Carrasco was struck on his throwing arm by a line drive in the fifth inning of his start against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The Indians announced on Friday that Carrasco suffered a deep contusion (bruise) of the right elbow and forearm, and is currently considered day to day. Lefty T.J. House was promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A and joined Columbus' rotation on Friday.

"He's OK," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco. "He's fine. He's good. I just got the e-mail saying that he was OK. He had been seen by a doctor and he's fine. It's just a bruise, which is great [news]."

• Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who missed Wednesday's game against the White Sox due to a sore right quad, ran in the outfield at Kauffman Stadium during pregame on Friday and was cleared to rejoin the lineup. Catcher Carlos Santana -- fighting flu-like symptoms for the past few days -- was also feeling better and cleared to play for Cleveland.

• On Thursday, the Indians released Double-A Akron outfielder Delvi Cid and activated Double-A outfielder Bo Greenwell (left knee) from the disabled list. Cid, who had 200 stolen bases in 508 Minor League games in the Tribe's system, was hitting .143 through nine games this season. On March 16, Cid enjoyed a night in the spotlight by hitting a two-run triple to give Cleveland a walk-off Cactus League win over the Giants.

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