Smoke signals

• Left fielder Chris Dickerson was removed from Thursday night's series finale with the Mariners due to left knee discomfort. Dickerson came up limping in the second inning after misplaying what wound up being a Kendrys Morales double off the left-field wall. He briefly met with trainers before finishing out the frame, but was later replaced by Aviles in the top of the third. Dickerson is considered day-to-day.

"He has some inflammation in his knee," Francona said. "We went out to check on him, and when he came in, I think he was fourth or fifth up that inning and trying to get loose. He was having a tough time getting to extension so we went ahead and put Aviles in."

• With Walters stationed in the Minors for the time being, right-handed reliever Austin Adams was recalled from Columbus on Thursday to fill Cabrera's vacated roster spot. This will mark Adams' second stint with the Indians this season after allowing four runs across two appearances with the club earlier this month.

"I think it was good for him," Francona said. "I think he's a smart enough kid, kept his eyes open, asked good questions. And we've all seen the arm. With the development of his changeup, as that continues to progress, this kid's got a chance to be pretty exciting."

Corey Kluber wasn't the only pitcher to turn heads on Wednesday. Columbus right-hander Tyler Cloyd pitched a no-hitter against the Louisville Bats that same night, striking out six and hitting a lone batter in the ninth inning to spoil an otherwise perfect outing. Cloyd has posted a 2.44 ERA over his last seven starts, all of which have lasted at least six innings.

"If you take his last two months," Antonetti said, "he's actually thrown the ball really well. Last night, pretty close to a perfect game. He's made steady progress, and I think he's an option for us if we have a need."

• Outfielder Michael Bourn, who has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a strained left hamstring, took part in some light running on the field on Thursday. He will progress to running the bases as he begins to feel more comfortable on the leg and is expected to eventually go on a rehab assignment, though when that would take place remains uncertain.

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