• On a wall outside of the Indians' clubhouse, the team posted a series of five photos that illustrates the progression of 42-year-old Jason Giambi's head-first plunge into first base on Tuesday. In the middle photo, which displays Giambi on his stomach, with his arms extending toward the bag, Giambi wrote: "To the boys, play like you live! Hard!!" Giambi also autographed the picture.
• Brett Myers, on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, began a throwing program on Friday. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander threw 30-35 pitches from up to 60 feet.
• Center fielder Michael Bourn took batting practice on Friday as he continues his recovery from an injury to his right index finger. Bourn suffered the injury on a head-first slide into first base on April 14. Francona estimated that the 30-year-old would begin a short rehab assignment in the coming days.
• Radio play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton will be away from the team for this weekend's series to be with family in Sun Prairie, Wis., following the death of his father, Frank, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.
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