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• Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been in an area hospital since experiencing dizzy spells during batting practice on Monday at Safeco Field. Earlier this week, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was sidelined due to illness while the Indians were in Minnesota. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said the job of a big league manager can certainly take a toll on one's health.

"I can't speak for Wedgie, because I don't know what's going on," Francona said on Tuesday. "But we're all probably lunatics for wanting to do this job. Sometimes it wears you down. That's just part of it. I know when the season's over, I collapse. And then, you regroup and do it again."

• Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who exited his start on Saturday due to tightness in his left hip and upper left hamstring, completed a bullpen session with no issues on Tuesday. Francona said Kluber is "good to go" for his scheduled start against the Rangers.

• Cleveland headed into Tuesday's meeting against the Mariners with a 12-3 record this season against clubs from the American League West. The Indians' .800 winning percentage against the AL West was the best mark in baseball.

• This day in Indians history: In 1960, Cleveland center fielder Jimmy Piersall was ejected from a game against the Red Sox after ignoring home-plate umpire Eddie Hurley's repeated warnings to stop running around the outfield with his arms raised while Ted Williams was at the plate.

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.