Manager Manny Acta said the team would likely activate Matt LaPorta from the 15-day disabled list after Tuesday's contest against the Yankees. The first baseman has been sidelined since June 17, when he suffered a mild high ankle sprain while he was cornered during a rundown.
On Tuesday, LaPorta went through a second straight day of workouts that included batting practice, fielding grounders and running the bases.
Outfielder Travis Buck, out since Friday with a mild left hamstring strain, also could return on Wednesday.
"He went through a workout [Tuesday]," Acta said. "He looks pretty close. He's probably going to be available [Wednesday]."
Right-hander Fausto Carmona left his start on Saturday after two innings upon straining his right quadriceps while running -- or stumbling, or bellyflopping -- to first base. The Indians placed Carmona on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Carmona's replacement, who will pitch Thursday, was expected to be named after Tuesday's game. Carmona will benefit from the All-Star break next week, and he will be eligible to return from the DL on July 18. Acta said Carmona -- 4-10 with a 5.78 ERA -- will miss only one start.