Smoke signals

• Bourn (on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury) continued to play catch and hit off a tee on Tuesday. Bourn will head out on a Minor League rehab assignment before being activated by the Indians, but there is still no defined timetable for that step in his comeback.

• Indians right-hander Brett Myers (on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation) said Tuesday that he is itching to resume throwing again. Myers will reach two weeks of rest on Friday. At that point, the starter will be re-evaluated and might be cleared to begin a gradual throwing program.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Double-A Akron first baseman Chun Chen the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for the period of April 22-29. During that time period, Chen hit .471 (8-for-17) with three doubles, six RBIs and eight extra-base hits in five games for the Aeros.

• Tuesday's meeting with the Phillies marked the first installment of Interleague Play for the Indians this season. Cleveland went 8-10 against National League opponents last year and is 137-146 (.484 winning percentage) all time in Interleague Play, dating back to 1997.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.