Smoke signals

• Non-roster invitee Elliot Johnson has hit .375 (6-for-16) with one home run, two triples and five RBIs through six games with the Indians this spring. Francona said Johnson's offensive production will not be the determining factor when the time comes to decide whether to carry the versatile player on the Opening Day roster.

"It's really not [that important]," Francona said. "I don't know that if Elliot was 0-for-10, we would view him any different than if he's 3-for-10 or 4-for-10. And when you really think about it, what he's done in his career, what he's capable of doing and how he can benefit our team, is what really makes sense. Guys tend to catch your eye or other peoples' eyes when they get hits."

• Indians utility man Ryan Raburn bruised his left knee while crashing into the right-field wall at Cubs Park during Friday's 7-2 win over Chicago. Raburn was held out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday, but might be cleared to return to game action on Monday, according to Francona.

"We'll see," Francona said. "We kind of reserve the right to change that, but I think he'll play [Monday]."

• The Indians will have Major League Baseball's new instant-replay system available for Monday's 4:05 p.m. ET Cactus League game against the Angels at Goodyear Ballpark. It will be the first of five games this spring during which replay challenges will be available. Cleveland will also have replay on Friday (at White Sox), March 16 (at Cubs), March 17 (at Reds) and March 24 (at Reds).

• Heading into Sunday's game with the Brewers, the Indians led the Major Leagues this spring in ERA (2.77) and WHIP (1.05), as well as opponents' average (.207), on-base percentage (.264) and slugging percentage (.325). Cleveland also boasted a 3.46 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Tribe had 27 strikeouts and no walks in its past 19 innings (two games).

• Indians right-hander Danny Salazar is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut against the Angels on Monday. Following that two-inning appearance, the righty is slated to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday leading up to a three-inning outing in a Minor League game on Friday.

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.