• While the Indians decided to make Salazar their starter on Thursday, Francona admitted that prospect Trevor Bauer was considered as well. Bauer, 22, has made four starts for Cleveland this season, going 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA.
"I think at this point, this time, we thought it'd be in his best interest to kind of stay where he is pitching," Francona said. "He's trying to fight through the mechanical things and everything. His last outing with us was a pretty rocky one. So, you balance development, winning at the big league level, all those things, and decide to let him stay where he is."
• Injured catcher Lou Marson, who last appeared in a baseball game on June 7 in Triple-A Columbus, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Sunday, the same day Cleveland designated Carrasco. Marson is on the DL because of right shoulder inflammation.
"He's trying to ramp up on his throwing program. He's able to hit," Francona said. "He's running into some road blocks from time to time, so it hasn't gone as quickly as I think we've hoped, but that's where he's at now."
Marson's shoulder has limited his playing time with the Indians to three games in April. Cleveland acquired him in a Deadline deal with Philadelphia four years ago.
Quote to note
"I've been really impressed with his game clock, like the speed of the game. He sees everything on the field very well. And again, when you play against him, you knew he was a really good player. But then when you're with him every day, you see how the game's not very fast for him."
-- Francona, on shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.