KANSAS CITY, MO.: Indians infielder Jason Donald hasn’t played since he was hit above the right wrist by a fastball from Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander more than a week ago, but he’s getting close.
“The medical staff thinks he can start taking batting practice in a couple of days,” Indians manager Many Acta said.
“What’s bothering him is throwing and taking BP. He’s coming back [before the end of he season].”
CABRERA RETURNS — Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been in and out of the lineup with a sore right wrist for almost four weeks. On Friday night, he was in.
“This wasn’t as severe as before,” Acta said.
But is there impending surgery once the season is over?
“Nothing in the offseason,”Acta said.
STOP, THIEF — Stolen bases usually aren’t that big of a deal for a pitching staff to contend with, but Tribe pitchers — particularly Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Masterson — have helped give away many unnecessary runs by not paying enough attention to opposing runners.
“That’s going to be a big point next spring training,” Acta said. “It’s very important.”
— Sheldon Ocker