Smoke signals

• Francona didn't sound terribly concerned that the club's top power-hitting prospect, first baseman Jesus Aguilar, was 0-for-14 with seven strikeouts to begin his Cactus League campaign this year.

"Fourteen at-bats .... that's three, four days in a season," Francona said Monday morning. "It happens. We'd love to see him do well just because we enjoy it, but this by no means defines what he's going to be, and we know that. He probably doesn't quite understand that. I'm sure he's trying his [tail] off and trying too hard. But it'll be OK."

Aguilar flied out in his one at-bat in the Indians' 8-3 loss to the Angels on Monday, extending his streak to 0-for-15.

• Utility man Ryan Raburn will likely play designated hitter in the team's B game on Tuesday and be ready to play Cactus League games after that. Raburn was taken out of Friday's game against the Cubs after colliding with the right-field wall while tracking down a fly ball and suffered a left knee contusion and a cut lip.

"He's doing much better," Francona said.

• The Indians announced Monday that they signed the following players with zero to three years of big-league service time to one-year Major League contracts: RHP Cody Allen, LHP Scott Barnes, RHP Carlos Carrasco, C Gomes, IF Erik Gonzalez, RHP Preston Guilmet, LHP Nick Hagadone, 2B Jason Kipnis, OF Carlos Moncrief and RHP Bryan Price. The club also renewed the 2014 contract of RHP Zach McAllister. All players on the 40-man roster are currently under signed contractual agreement.

Doug Miller is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.