Smoke signals

• The next time right-hander Vinnie Pestano takes the mound, it will be in a Cactus League game. The reliever is scheduled to make his spring debut on Monday after working through a successful live batting-practice session Friday.

"It was more like a dress rehearsal for games," Pestano said. "It felt good. It felt very familiar. For somebody who hasn't been in touch with how they've felt in the past year, being able to feel comfortable on the mound again, it feels like everything is coming together at the right time. It's encouraging."

• Swisher is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Sunday, when the Tribe hosts the Mariners at 3:05 p.m. ET at Goodyear Ballpark. Swisher took the first handful of games off because he felt he pushed thing too hard out of the gates last year.

"We talked about it," Francona said. "He said, 'I think this could help me,' and I said, 'OK.' It's not like he's not working. He's out there every day, and he's in here early. He just thought it would help him."

• Right-hander Shaun Marcum, who is returning from July surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome, is limited to throwing bullpen sessions. Francona indicated that it could be another week before the starter advances to live batting practice.

"There doesn't need to be a hard target," Francona said. "That's not fair to him. But he's doing pretty well."

• Subject to change in the wake of Saturday's rainout against the White Sox, the pitchers currently slated to pitch in Tuesday's "B" game against the Angels include Cody Allen, David Aardsma, Colt Hynes, Scott Barnes, Mike Zagurski, J.C. Ramirez, Austin Adams, Travis Banwart and Bryan Price. The 12 p.m. ET game will take place at Cleveland's complex and is open to the public.

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.