• Aguilar is likely not long for the Major League roster, given Jason Giambi's pending return (likely on Tuesday) from the disabled list. In his limited look, Aguilar has shown flashes of plate discipline that would play well at this level, even while searching for his first hit.
"With guys like Aggy, with big strong, long levers, it's a little hard for them, not quite playing every day and not [being] in your comfort zone," Francona said. "To get a read on what kind of player Aggy is going to be [off this stint] would be impossible. I would hope while he's here, he whacks a couple homers. But regardless of how he does, it won't be an indication of what kind of player he can be."
• Francona said he initially planned to give Asdrubal Cabrera the day off last Sunday at Tampa Bay, but Cabrera was simply too hot at the plate to sit. He finally got him a needed breather on Sunday.
"Our guys are pretty good about being honest about where they feel physically, which helps me a ton," Francona said.
• Sunday's series finale with the A's was the Indians' 19th day game in 43 games this season. That was the second-most day games in the American League. The Tribe went 7-11 in the first 18 day games, after posting a 34-20 record in day games in 2013.
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