The Indians are considering placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Kipnis is not playing Sunday after being limited to designated hitter duty of late because of soreness in his right shoulder. The results of an MRI he had Sunday haven't been revealed, but it's evidently bad enough that the club thinks the second baseman could need at least a couple weeks off. Manager Terry Francona said he would talk things over with the medical staff and general manager Chris Antonetti before a decision is made.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next 10 days.
Blanks has been on the shelf since mid-June with a nagging right Achilles injury. He's a poor bet to remain healthy even if he's activated soon.
Joe Panik is not in Sunday's lineup due to nagging back stiffness.
Panik played the last two days after missing two games with a stiff back, but now he's on the bench again. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the infielder should be available off the bench, but he doesn't expect to start him for a few days. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Sunday.
Brad Hand will start on Tuesday versus the Mets.
Hand has worked mostly in long relief this season, but he'll get a chance to start following the trade of Dan Haren. The left-hander holds a 5.12 ERA over 45 2/3 innings this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Matt Joyce (concussion) has been symptom-free for a couple days.
Joyce should be ready to return soon, but with the addition of David Murphy, Shane Victorino and David DeJesus, there's really no longer a role for him. He's a candidate to be designated for assignment. Joyce is batting just .178/.274/.298 on the season.