• Brantley, who had stitches removed from his forearm Thursday, has resumed workouts and will resume playing in games shortly. Francona said Brantley would be OK to play Saturday, but he did not want to make Brantley travel to Mesa for one at-bat. Cleveland has a home game Sunday, and it is expected that Brantley will be in the lineup.
• Closer Chris Perez said Sunday remained his target date to begin throwing. Perez is nursing an injured right shoulder and said he felt no pain in it.
• Trevor Bauer is scheduled to pitch in the Indians' Minor League game Saturday. Bauer has pitched seven innings this spring and allowed two earned runs with a 2.57 ERA.
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less