Smoke signals

• Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera made a throwing error in the second inning Thursday night, giving him a league-high 12 miscues. Cabrera, who made only nine errors all of last season, is on pace to surpass the career-worst 19 errors he had in 2012 with the Tribe. Francona was asked Friday if he was worried about Cabrera's defense.

"When you say 'worried', no," Francona said. "I wish he didn't have 12. I think he's made some errors where, you can see, he's mad at himself. I think the less errors we make, the better team we're going to be. I think that's stating the obvious."

• Swisher went 0-for-4 on Thursday in his first game off the 15-day disabled list, following a bout with a left knee injury. For Friday's game against the Red Sox, Swisher was given a scheduled day off by Francona, who noted that the first baseman would return to the lineup Saturday.

• Cleveland outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who is on the 60-day disabled list after injuring his right knee in Toronto on May 14, is continuing his rehab at the Indians' complex in Goodyear, Ariz. Francona noted Friday that Morgan has initiated light throwing and has been doing running drills in a pool to help build his leg strength.

• Outfield prospect Tyler Naquin (selected by the Tribe in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft) extended his hitting streak with Double-A Akron to 15 games on Thursday. Naquin has hit safely in 23 of his past 24 games and has hit .453 (29-for-64) during the 15-game streak.

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