CLEVELAND -- After an All-Star break for the ages, the Cleveland Indians will return to Progressive Field on Thursday evening for a team workout.
The Tribe won't have to wait long to return to the spotlight either, as they'll open the second half of their season with a three-game homestand against the Minnesota Twins.
Laying claim to a 50-38 record, the Indians currently trail the Twins by 5.5 games in the American League Central Division. As recently as June 3, Cleveland trailed Minnesota by 11.5 games.
In addition to manager Terry Francona, All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber and pitcher Carlos Carrasco are expected to meet with reporters on Thursday. Carrasco, who is currently on the Injured List, hasn't pitched since May 30 and revealed last weekend that it was a leukemia diagnosis that ultimately led to his break from baseball activities.
Bieber is scheduled to speak at 5:55 p.m., while Carrasco will talk at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the interviews in the video player above. (MOBILE USERS: Click here)
The Indians' workout is scheduled for 7 p.m. with media interviews to follow.
Keep it locked on WKYC.com for all the latest from Progressive Field and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #3Indians.