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Carlos Santana (concussion) is running the bases Tuesday under the watchful eye of the Indians training staff. He could be back as soon as Friday.
While running the bases is usually a tasty sign for those dealing with leg issues, it can play the same way here with Santana as well. The training staff will stick close by, but if all goes well, he should be ready for the weekend.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender