Smoke signals

• Indians general manager Chris Antonetti recently noted that center fielder Michael Bourn played through a "torn and ruptured" left hamstring during the American League Wild Card Game against the Rays. At Tribe Fest on Sunday, Bourn said he feels great following October surgery and is eager to get to Spring Training.

"I wanted to get right down to the bottom of it," Bourn said of having the surgery early in the offseason. "They got it done quick and I started my rehab. I feel pretty good right now. We'll see how everything goes in Spring Training. I expect everything to go OK and be ready to go into the season. I'm running. I haven't been at 100-percent full speed, but I'm running pretty good. I'm just trying to take it slow."

• Callaway said that reports on reliever Vinnie Pestano, who dealt with a right elbow injury last season and lost his role as the setup man, have been good this winter. Pestano will enter Spring Training with a chance to win back a spot in Cleveland's bullpen.

"He's working hard," Callaway said. "His body is in really good shape right now and we're looking forward to getting him back to where he was. I think some of that [World Baseball Classic] injury kind of really trained his arm to do something different than what he's done in the past."

• Callaway explained this weekend that Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has raised his lead arm in his delivery in an effort to create more deception. Carrasco will come into camp with a chance to win a spot in the Indians' rotation, but could be a fallback option for the bullpen.

"He's done some really good work," Callaway said. "He's eager for the season to start, because he knows he can pitch better than how he's pitched in the past, with the few adjustments we've made this offseason. He's been doing a lot of drills to really get his body in the position we want him in, and he looks really natural."

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