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News: Clevinger will no longer start Thursday's game against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of reports.
Impact: With Wednesday's game being rained out, the Indians will opt to use Clevinger out of the bullpen while Carlos Carrasco and Ryan Merritt start both games of the doubleheader. This will allow the Indians to keep their scheduled rotation over the weekend against Kansas City. Clevinger will likely slot back into the rotation Monday against the Red Sox.
News: Merritt is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of reports.
Impact: The Twins and Indians are set to play a doubleheader Thursday after Wednesday's game was postponed by rain, so Merritt will serve as the 26th and make his second spot start of the season. He allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out two batters through four innings in his only other start for the Indians this season.
News: Carrasco's scheduled start for Wednesday against the Twins has been postponed by rain.
Impact: Carrasco was looking to build off an impressive last outing, when he struck out 10 hitters over eight scoreless innings against the Rays, but he'll get an extra day to rest instead. The Indians will simply slot him into the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, lining him up against Kyle Gibson.
News: Jackson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of reports.
Impact: Brandon Guyer will enter the starting nine in place of Jackson, who still looks to be the favored option in left field while the Indians await Michael Brantley's (ankle) return from the disabled list. Jackson has homered in both of his last two starts to boost his OPS to .949 over 59 at-bats since he was activated from the DL in late July following a bout with a quadriceps injury.
News: Jackson went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, his second in as many games, during Tuesday's win in Minnesota.
Impact: The veteran outfielder had three blast in his first 153 at-bats of 2017, but he now has two over his last eight at-bats. Jackson has reached base safely in 14 of his last 16 games, and now owns the AL's sixth-best OBP at .391.
News: Santana went 3-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs in Tuesday's win over the Twins. He also walked twice.
Impact: Following last season's career-high 34 home runs and 87 RBI, Santana hasn't delivered the results in 2017 that fantasy owners expected. Although he's on pace to match 2016's RBI total, the first baseman's .248/.353/.447 slash line through 113 games is down across the board compared to last year. The good news is that Santana has picked his game up since the All-Star break, raising his OPS to .800 for the first time since April 9.