Smoke signals

• Santana jammed a shoulder while making a diving grab at first base during Monday's loss to the Yankees, according to Francona. Santana was in Tuesday's lineup as the designated hitter, but Francona said Santana was fine, noting that the defensive change was more about getting Nick Swisher back in the field.

"He's OK," Francona said of Santana. "I just don't want Swish to go forever without playing [in the field]. I don't think that's healthy for him. Carlos has played the heck out of first."

• Right-hander Carlos Carrasco turned in three shutout innings for the Indians on Monday, giving him a 1.67 ERA through 18 relief appearances this season. Over the 2013-14 seasons, Carrasco has gone 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 46 relief innings, compared to 0-7 with an 8.18 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 55 innings as a starter.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Double-A Akron outfielder Anthony Gallas the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for June 30-July 6. During that time period, the 26-year-old Gallas hit .483 (14-for-29) with two home runs, four doubles, one triple, five RBIs and a 1.379 OPS for the RubberDucks.

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