Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Before Carlos Santana even stepped to the plate on Monday at Target Field, he added a hit to his season total. An appeal by the Indians to Major League Baseball led to the overturning of a fielding error handed out to White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in the fifth inning of a game at Progressive Field on July 30. That extra hit bumped Santana's average to .266.

Josh Tomlin's latest rehab outing yielded more positive results, as the veteran recovering from Tommy John surgery tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit while striking out three for Class A Lake County. According to Francona, Tomlin will continue his rehab working on regular rest.

Kerry Walls is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.