Smoke signals

Smoke signals

• Shortstop Francisco Lindor, the Indians' No. 1 prospect, according to, went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs for Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. The 20-year-old Lindor has hit .333 (6-for-18) with one stolen base, three walks, four extra-base hits and five runs in five games since being promoted to Columbus from Double-A Akron.

Francona said there have been no discussions internally yet about the possibility of bringing Lindor to the Major Leagues later this season.

"We haven't even talked about it," Francona said. "He's on a pretty fast track right now. ... I think the organization views Lindor as a mature enough kid that he'll probably handle whatever. So, I think [being in Triple-A] is good for him. He's a pretty young kid, but he's a very mature kid."

• Center fielder Michael Bourn, who is on 15-day disabled list with left hamstring injury, rode on a stationary bike on Sunday morning. During Cleveland's upcoming homestand, Bourn is slated to increase the intensity of his running drills. Francona said there is still no established timetable for when Bourn will begin a Minor League rehab assignment.

• Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall remained out of the starting lineup on Sunday for a second straight game due to illness. Francona said Chisenhall was suffering from "intestinal turmoil" and hopes the off-day on Monday would help him recover in time for the upcoming homestand.

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