BALTIMORE: After going through an extensive workout Monday, Asdrubal Cabrera (strained right quad) appears to be on the verge of coming off the disabled list.
“I’d be shocked if he weren’t activated soon,” manager Francona said. “He came out early, and if he could get through that [workout], he’s ready. He’s running better than before he got hurt.”
Cabrera went on the disabled list June 4 and might be back on the roster before the Tribe leaves Baltimore.
PEREZ UPDATE — Chris Perez will test his shoulder at Mahoning Valley tonight. If there are no setbacks, it’s likely he will be activated.
“Hopefully, it’s his last one [rehab assignment],” Francona said. “But pitching in the ninth inning, he knows he has to be at his best.”
GOING UP — If Nick Swisher doesn’t shake his slump soon, should he drop down from the cleanup spot?
“I was thinking of moving him up, maybe to second,” Francona said. “I’ve talked to him about it. We’ll see.”
BAUER ON THE WAY — Nothing has been officially announced, but the plan is for Trevor Bauer to be called up from Triple-A Columbus to pitch one game of Friday’s makeup doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.
Bauer has made three starts for the Tribe this year, compiling a 1-2 record and 2.76 ERA.
NAMING RIGHTS — T.J. House isn’t a T.J. at all but Glenn Anthony House. So where did the T.J. come from?
“My father is Tiger Junior, so my aunt gave me the nickname T.J. to separate us,” House said.
FARM FACTS — Matt Carson had three hits and two RBI, as Columbus beat Lehigh Valley 8-7. … Joe Wendle hit his seventh home run of the season and singled, driving in two runs, and Francisco Lindor had three hits in Carolina’s 7-5 loss to Potomac in Class A. … Jake Sisco (4-5, 3.00 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, giving up six hits, as Lake County beat Bowling Green 4-3 in Class A. … Caleb Hamrick (1-1, 0.90 ERA) threw five shutout innings, allowing one hit and no walks, as Mahoning Valley defeated Auburn 3-1 in Class A.
— Sheldon Ocker