Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Indians general manager Chris Antonetti is scheduled to meet up with the team on Saturday night in California. Antonetti will finish the road trip with Cleveland and could use the time to go over possible September call-ups or roster moves with manager Terry Francona.

Asked if he felt Antonetti needed to make a deal prior to the Aug. 31 waiver Trade Deadline, Francona reiterated that he likes the team currently in place.

"I have no problem with our team where we are," Francona said. "We know what we need to do to win. We just have to go do it. I have no problem with that. It's actually kind of fun. We have to play the game correctly. We have to run the bases correctly. When we do, we win. When we don't, we lose. But, no, I'm OK with where we're at. I'm enjoying seeing where we can get with this team."

• Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who is on the disabled list with a sprained right middle finger, played catch up to 120 feet on Saturday with protective tape on his finger. Kluber will rest on Sunday before restarting a throwing program without tape on his throwing hand. There is still no established return date for the pitcher.

• Indians utility man Ryan Raburn has not been in the starting lineup for the Tribe since Tuesday due to calf soreness, according to Francona. The manager indicated that Raburn, who has hit .271 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs through 70 games this season, would likely return to the order for Sunday's game in Oakland.

• In Friday's 3-2 loss to the A's, the Indians piled up nine walks and eight hits. It marked the first time since April 11, 1969 (in a 2-1 loss to Boston) that Cleveland had at least that many walks and hits, but scored no more than two runs. The previous American League team to accomplish that dubious feat was Detroit on July 6, 2008.

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.