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• Francona noted that the plan remains unchanged for rehabbing players Nick Swisher (15-day disabled list due to left knee injury) and Zach McAllister (15-day DL with back soreness). Swisher is slated to play games with Double-A Akron on Tuesday and Wednesday. McAllister is scheduled to start for Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. Both players could rejoin the Indians during the upcoming weekend series in Boston.

• First-base prospect Jesus Aguilar, who was optioned back to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, launched a home run in his first at-bat back with the Clippers on Sunday. The 23-year-old Aguilar hit just .188 in eight games with Cleveland, but has hit .291 with eight homers, 22 RBIs and a .912 OPS through 43 games for Columbus this year.

• Cleveland reliever Vinnie Pestano has posted a 2.14 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 28 strikeouts against seven walks in 21 innings since being sent to Triple-A Columbus on April 9. Entering Monday, Pestano was riding a streak of 8 2/3 scoreless innings for the Clippers. The righty has yielded just one earned run in his last 14 1/3 innings.

• Outfield prospect Tyler Naquin -- selected in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft -- went 2-for-4 on Sunday to increase hit hitting streak with Double-A Akron to 10 games. Naquin has posted a .316/.373/.426 slash line with 14 stolen bases, 16 extra-base hits, 23 RBIs and 44 runs through 59 games this season.

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