Smoke signals

• Masterson's fastball velocity has been down early on this season. According to PITCHf/x data, the righty has averaged 91.2 mph with his four-seamer and 89.8 mph with his two-seamer, compared with 94 mph (four-seam) and 91.9 mph (two-seam) in April of 2013. On Monday, Masterson averaged 92.5 mph with his four-seamer and 89.9 mph with his two-seamer.

"It's not a concern for me," said Masterson, who maxed out at 95 mph with his four-seamer during Monday's outing. "I wasn't really checking it. I felt like it was coming out good at times and getting under bats at times. I don't know. The action looks good, so that makes it fun for me."

• Former Indians pitcher Charles Nagy, who lives in California, is on hand for Cleveland's current series in Anaheim. Nagy joined the Indians' front office over the offseason, helped out as an instructor during Spring Training and is currently doing some scouting in Southern California. He will head to Cleveland for the First-Year Player Draft in June.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Class A Advanced Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt the organization's Player of the Week for April 21-27. During that time period, Merritt (0.37 ERA on the year) allowed just one unearned run in a seven-inning complete game in the second game of a doubleheader Monday. He gave up four hits with four strikeouts and no walks.

• Swisher's fielding error in the eighth inning of Monday's loss marked 24th error of the season for the Indians, marking the most in the American League. Entering Tuesday, Cleveland had eight errors in its past eight games and 16 errors in its past 15 games.

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