CLEVELAND: Carlos Santana (sore left thumb) caught a bullpen today and swung a bat in the indoor cgaes.
“”That’s a great sign,’’ manager Terry Francona said. “”I asked if he had a choice, when would he play? He said tomorrow. That’s not going to happen, but it means things are moving along for him.’’
Francona said earlier that if Santana can at least come off the bvench and catdch, one of the two dqthers who were dfalled up – Yan Gomes or Omir Santos would be optioned back to Triple-A.
Two catchers were were summoned from Columbus because backup catcher Lou Marson also is out with a strained neck after being involved in a collision at the plate.