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Indians and Astros pregame notes and lineups for Saturday's game

By Stephanie Storm Published: August 23, 2014

Here are tonight’s starting lineups and pre-game notes for the Indians and visiting Houston Astros Saturday night at Progressive Field.

LINEUPS:

Indians

CF Michael Bourn

SS Jose Ramirez

LF Michael Brantley

1B Carlos Santana

2B Jason Kipnis

DH Zach Walters

3B Lonnie Chisenhall

RF Chris Dickerson

C Roberto Perez

RHP Danny Salazar

Astros

LF Robbie Grossman

2B Jose Altuve

DH Chris Carter

CF Dexter Fowler

C Jason Castro

1B Jesus Guzman

SS Marwin Gonzalez

RF Jake Marisnick

3B Gregorio Petit

RHP Collin McHugh

NOTES:

* The Indians had to put catcher Yan Gomes on the seven-day disabled list Saturday afternoon with a concussion after all.

Friday, a day after Gomes took a foul ball off his facemask during a game in Minnesota when a ball deflected off a player, the Indians were hopeful they could avoid having Gomes sidelined for a full week.

But after more tests on Gomes revealed concussion-like symptoms, the Indians were forced to the make the move late Saturday afternoon. With the decision to play it safe with Gomes coming so late in the day, the club might have to play Saturday’s game with 24 players – one under the 25-man limit.  

But don’t expect the Indians to play a player light for too long, as a roster ought to be coming as soon as a minor leaguer can make his way to Cleveland.

“We’ll figure something out,” Tribe manager Terry Francona said, not quite knowing the details of the move that was likely being made at the same time by the club’s player development staff. “(Gomes) did some things today and just still feels some symptoms. This isn’t something you can rush through.”

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