Smoke signals

• Outfielder Michael Bourn, still rehabbing the strained hamstring that he aggravated in early July, progressed to running the bases on Saturday, though he did so at neighboring Quicken Loans Arena due to poor weather conditions. The Indians remain unsure when the speedy veteran could begin a rehab assignment.

"They had it set up for the Gladiators [arena football team]," Francona said. "Because of the weather here, he couldn't do it [at Progressive Field]. He ran the bases real well, he's going to run the bases again Monday and we'll kind of go from there."

• Designated hitter Jason Giambi announced that he will change his jersey from No. 25 to a different number on Saturday night. The decision was meant to honor former Tribe slugger Jim Thome, who officially retired as an Indian earlier that evening after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the team.

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