Smoke signals

• After turning a historic offensive night against the Rangers last Monday and stretching his hitting streak to nine games, corner infielder Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-10 in three games against the Red Sox. Manager Terry Francona, however, did not notice anything in particular about the way Boston's pitchers attacked his hottest hitter.

"I just think there were pitches they threw that he didn't hit that he's hit before," he said. "... Except for Ted Williams and possibly George Brett, most guys don't go through the year and hit .400. That's just the way the game is."

• Danny Salazar made his first start with Triple-A Columbus since landing on the seven-day Minor League disabled list with a triceps injury. The right-hander went five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits while fanning four. He threw 69 pitches.

"He pitched last night and did well," Francona said Monday. " ... All reports were very, very positive."

• The Indians announced that they have signed five more 2014 Draft picks on Monday. Left-hander Justus Sheffield (first round), right-hander Jordan Dunatov (12th round), righty Argenis Angulo (19th round), outfielder Bobby Ison (21st round) and outfielder David Armendariz (23rd round) have all agreed to terms on contracts with the organization. The club has now inked 19 players in the Draft class.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.