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• Indians center fielder Michael Bourn, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury, continued his gradual progression through baseball activities on Sunday. Bourn has been playing light catch and Cleveland manager Terry Francona said the outfielder was scheduled to possibly hit off a tee on Sunday. Bourn is eligible to be activated on Tuesday, but will likely need more time.

"I don't think he's quite as comfortable as he'd like to be," Francona said. "Knowing him, he wanted to like pick it up and go. So I kind of grabbed him [on Saturday] and said, 'The artificial timetable of when you come off the DL, that's all it is. We'll just get you back when you're ready.' He's trying his [butt] off. It's not like we have to push him."

• Due to the doubleheader on Sunday, the Indians will need to promote a starter from the Minor Leagues for Wednesday's game against the Phillies. Triple-A Columbus right-hander Trevor Bauer seems like a realistic possibility, but Francona was not about to tip his hand.

"I don't mind you asking, but that's just not a healthy way to [operate]," Francona said. "We're just not ready [announce the move]. Any time it entails roster moves and stuff, I just think it's a more respectful way to just handle it when you're supposed to handle it."

• Heading into Sunday's action, the Indians' bullpen ranked third in the American League with a 2.74 ERA, trailing only the Orioles (2.34 ERA) and Twins (2.52 ERA). Cleveland's starting rotation, on the other hand, was ranked last in the American League with a 5.47 ERA as a group.

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