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• Reynolds was in the starting lineup on Friday after experiencing some discomfort in his left elbow during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Phillies. Reynolds hurt his arm while swinging, but reported no lingering issues later in the game or during Thursday's off-day.

"He was fine," Francona said. "He hyperextended it a little bit, and he got a little numbness in his fingers, but once it went away he was fine. I think the day off was good for everybody, but he would've been fine anyway."

• Indians right-hander Brett Myers, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow issue, logged three innings (33 pitches) in his first Minor League rehab appearance on Friday with Double-A Akron. The righty allowed no runs on one hit with one walk. Francona indicated that Myers would make two or three rehab starts before potentially being cleared to rejoin Cleveland's rotation.

• The Indians had a well-deserved off-day on Thursday after grinding through a stretch of 14 games (10-4 record) in 13 days and 20 games (14-6) in 19 days. Beginning with Friday's tilt with the Mariners, the Tribe is slated to embark on a run of 20 games in a row with the next off-day falling on June 6.

• Heading into Friday's action, the Indians ranked fifth in the American League with a .278 average with runners in scoring position and second in the Majors with a .309 mark with RISP and two outs. Cleveland's 21 extra-base hits with RISP and two outs ranked first in the Majors.

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