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It couldn't hurt: Nick Swisher to begin rehab assignment on Friday

Unlike the printing of millions of new schedules, this news won't waste thousands of trees!

Swisher enters
Swisher enters
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Indians News

• Carlos Carrasco returned last night to make his first start since getting hit in the jaw. He was pulled after 60 pitches because we really needed to see more of our stellar bullpen. No, that wasn't actually the reason. Take it away, Hoynes: "Terry Francona said he took Carlos Carrasco out after five innings vs. Chi because Carrasco was "tight' and having trouble staying loose."

• Nick Swisher will begin his AAA rehab assignment Friday after reporting to Columbus on Thursday.

• Tom Hamilton said on last night's broadcast that the White Sox hitters were still talking about Trevor Bauer on Tuesday, even though he pitched on Monday. Too bad the starting rotation is all we really have going for us so far.

• Carlos Rodon made his major league debut against the Tribe last night. He walked the first batter he faced, Brandon Moss on four pitches. His next two pitches were balls as well—to Ryan Raburn. But after a couple strikes, Raburn hit a 2-run single anyways. Rodon would go on to pitch 2.1 innings and was charged with 2 runs, good for a 7.71 ERA.

• For the 4th time since 1914, the Indians struck out 15 while not walking a batter yesterday.

MLB News

• Jonathan Lucroy, a very similar player to Yan Gomes, will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured toe. He and Gomes will return at about the same time if all goes as planned.

• Yasiel Puig played yesterday after missing about a week with a hamstring problem.

• Drew Smyly says he's ready to make his 2015 debut and may join the Rays rotation on Friday.

• The Tigers suffered a rare loss last night, this one to Nathan Eovaldi and the Yankees.

• Twins games are vastly quicker than they were last year. Whether that lasts is anybody's guess, but the new MLB commissioner is sure to enjoy this news.

• Jon Jay, everybody: