Scott Kazmir was knocked around for four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.
Kevin Frandsen took Kazmir deep in the first inning, and Domonic Brown provided the knockout blow with a longball to lead off the sixth. The lefty hit a pair of batters and threw 96 pitches in the five-plus innings. The outing takes a little helium out of the Kazmir balloon, but he was still sitting comfortably around 93-94 mph and remains intriguing in fantasy leagues. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Mariners.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Mark Reynolds "will get the majority of the time at third" base following the demotion of Lonnie Chisenhall.
Reynolds is making his third straight start at the position Tuesday since Chisenhall's demotion. He offers below average defense at the hot corner, but with the way he's swinging the bat, the Indians don't really care. Having Reynolds at third should ultimately mostly help Ryan Raburn and Jason Giambi get more playing time. Mike Aviles will also see some starts at the hot corner
Brett Myers (elbow) threw around 45 pitches Tuesday in a bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park.
Myers could be cleared to make a rehab start this weekend if he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal discomfort. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a mild tear of the UCL in his elbow. The Indians could ask him to make multiple rehab starts.
Blake Wood (elbow) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Lake County.
Wood felt some soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow during his first appearance on Saturday, but it was only a minor scare. The 27-year-old right-hander is currently in recovery mode from Tommy John surgery and will likely need a handful of appearances before he's a legitimate consideration for the major league roster.
Indians' prospect Danny Salazar threw five scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut on Sunday.
The right-hander allowed only two hits and three walks while striking out five. Salazar, 23, was promoted after registering a 2.67 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 51/10 K/BB through his first seven starts at Double-A Akron.
Justin Masterson hurled a brilliant four-hit shutout as the Indians won the first half of Monday's traditional doubleheader against the Yankees by a score of 1-0.
Masterson issued three walks but countered that with nine strikeouts. The victory pushed him to 6-2 on the season, and he's sporting a strong 3.14 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 60/24 K/BB ratio in 63 innings. The right-hander is an obvious must-start next time out against Seattle.
Jason Kipnis hit his fifth home run as the Indians won the first half of Monday's doubleheader with the Yankees.
Kipnis has four home runs and 13 RBI in 12 games this month and could be emerging out of his early-season slump. He's a nice buy-low candidate in fantasy leagues.