Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Indians reliever Brett Myers threw a scoreless inning for Double-A Akron on Thursday as he continues to recover from the right elbow inflammation that landed him on the disabled list retroactive to April 21. He'll take two days off before his next outing, but he will likely throw two innings in that appearance.

• Cleveland starter Zach McAllister is close to throwing a bullpen session. He's currently playing catch from 120 feet with tape on, then moving in and taking off the protective covering on his right middle finger.

Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.