Aviles figures to remain a bench option with Jose Ramirez getting most of the starts at shortstop following the trade of Asdrubal Caberera, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "One of the reasons we were able to make a trade like this is because of our belief that Mike Aviles and Jose Ramirez are ready to step in and contribute at shortstop," said GM Chris Antonetti. "We've seen it for quite a while from Aviles and over the last week or so from Ramirez."
Lindor will remain at Triple-A following the trade of Asdrubal Cabrera, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Right now, that's not something we're focused on. Francisco is getting his first exposure to Triple-A. That's a new challenge for him and anytime we've put a challenge in front of him he's demonstrated he'll make the most of it," general manager Chris Antonetti said.
Bourn (hamstring) took batting practice Tuesday but it's still uncertain when he'll be cleared for a rehab assignment, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "He's going to obviously add intensity as he continues to feel better. He will just continue to ramp up. And when he's ready to play, we'll send him out to play," manager Terry Francona said.