Right-hander Josh Tomlin will travel to Southern California on Tuesday to see Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion on his sore elbow. On the disabled list since Tuesday, Tomlin began the season in the Cleveland rotation, but he struggled and was moved to the bullpen in July. He is 5-8 with a 6.36 ERA in 21 games, including 16 starts. Carlos Santana was at first base for the Indians on Friday, giving his legs a night off from squatting behind the plate. Santana, 26, has started 71 games at catcher, 17 at first base and 14 at designated hitter. "He's our catcher right now," Acta said on Friday. "I'm not going to speculate about what he can become in the future. That's not even discussed. He's our catcher right now." A's: Dental procedure slows Reddick
Right fielder Josh Reddick, who leads the A's with 25 home runs, was out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game against Cleveland because of complications stemming from a tooth extraction on Monday. Reddick had another dental procedure on Friday, A's manager Bob Melvin said. "This is becoming quite the issue," Melvin said. "Really yesterday we had him in the lineup to start and put him into the DH role because it was bothering him. "Went back to the dentist today and had another procedure in there. Dry socket or whatever they're calling it. It's been a little bit of a problem, but hopefully we'll have him back in the lineup tomorrow." However, Reddick did pinch-hit in Friday's contest, collecting a single in the eighth inning. Outfielder Seth Smith took batting practice and ran the bases before Friday night's game as he continued his rehabilitation from a strained left hamstring. He is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday but won't be activated, Melvin said. Melvin said he wants to see how Smith fares taking batting practice and running for a few days. Worth noting
A's left-hander Brett Anderson, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, will throw a bullpen session at The Coliseum before Saturday's game. With a 6-4 loss in Friday's game against the A's, Cleveland is now 25-14 in series openers this season.