AL Central notes

Indians

Omar Vizquel was inducted into the Indians’ Hall of Fame. The 11-time Gold Glove shortstop, who thrilled fans with his dazzling play at SS for the Indians from 1994-2004, was a cornerstone of the teams that won five straight AL Central titles and appeared in the World Series twice. … SS Francisco Lindor was named to his third straight World Team at MLB’s Future’s game as part of the All-Star game. “We saw him in spring training,” manager Terry Francona told Cleveland.com. “He was an invited player to big league camp and there is a lot to like.”

Royals

LHP Bruce Chen (bulging disc) was activated from the 60-day DL, LHP Tim Collins was optioned to Triple-A Omaha and LHP Donnie Joseph was designated for assignment. The 37-year-old Chen is 1-2 with a 7.45 ERA. … Danny Duffy (4-7) allowed four hits and four walks but needed a season-high 105 pitches in a game last week, forcing manager Ned Yost to pull him to protect his surgically repaired shoulder. “Personally I’m proud of the way I got through six,” Duffy said. “You can always do better. You eliminate that first inning and that first at-bat of the game, we’re looking at a zero-zero tie. I tried to be strong through six. Command was erratic.”

Tigers

LHP Patrick McCoy, called up from Triple-A Toledo, made his major league debut and pitched a scoreless eighth. He replaced LHP Ian Krol, who had a sore shoulder, on the roster. … The Tigers are interested in trading for Padres closer Huston Street. According to the Detroit Free Press, Street could augment or replace Joe Nathan, depending on whether the club thinks Nathan has regained the form that has made him the active leader in saves.

Twins

Joe Mauer, who won three AL batting titles as a catcher and an league MVP award in 2009, is hitting .260 in his first season as a full-time first baseman. Only two of his 22 RBIs have come on the road. … Kyle Gibson (6-6) threw 50 pitches in his 25th career start, equaling his shortest outing in the big leagues. The 26-year-old RHP gave up seven runs, four hits and two walks, after coming in with a streak of 22 consecutive scoreless innings. Manager Ron Gardenhire: “He just kind of got overwhelmed. … He misfired and put men on base and couldn’t make a pitch after that. I don’t think he had command of too much. It looked like his ball was a little bit flatter tonight.”

White Sox

RHP Scott Carroll replaced Andre Rienzo, who has been relegated to the bullpen after losing five straight starts and yielding 17 runs in his last three outings. … The team snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday by beating the Orioles 4-2. “It’s nice to get a win,” manager Robin Ventura said. “Offensively, we had a good game, knocking in some runs. We had a chance there to blow it open, and didn’t do it.”

Compiled by Rick Crotts from wire reports.

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