BOSTON, MA - MAY 11: Jack Hannahan #9 of the Cleveland Indians argues with umpire Derryl Cousins out after he was called out at home plate in the second inning at Fenway Park May 11, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Hannahan was out on the play. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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11 months ago Update 0 comments
On Friday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians announced via the team's official twitter account that third baseman Jack Hannahan has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. In order to make room on the roster for Hannahan the club was forced to option left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus.
Jack Hannahan activated from 15-day Disabled List. LHP Scott Barnes optioned to AAA Columbus.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 15, 2012
Hannahan was originally placed on the disabled list with a strained calf prior to the Indians game against the Kansas City Royals on May 28. After undergoing some physical testing this past weekend he made a rehab appearance with Columbus on June 11 and finished out the rest of the week with the club.
He was hitting .276 with six doubles, three homeruns and 18 RBI prior to being placed on the disabled list and his return will be an added bonus to the Indians who currently sit 1.5 games back of the Chicago White Sox for first place in the American League's Central Division.
Cleveland will begin a three-game interleague set against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
The Cleveland Indians expect third basemen Jack Hannahan to return sooner rather than later. More than that, they're hoping their expectations are true given his effectiveness this season and their lacking play without him in the lineup. Hannahan was originally sidelined with a sore lower back and when he returned, he hit the disabled list with a strained left calf on May 28.
Hannahan underwent some physical testing on Sunday, with manager Manny Acta saying that he'd need to pass them well for him to earn some rehab starts. Well, according to T.J. Zuppe of ESPN 850 on Twitter, Hannahan is set to begin his rehab:
#Indians 3B Jack Hannahan will begin a rehab tonight at Triple-A Columbus. (No really, I Promise).— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) June 11, 2012
According to The Plain Dealer, Acta said that Hannahan would probably have to play four or five games with Columbus as his rehab. Hannahan was hitting .276 with six doubles, three homeruns and 18 runs batted in when he hit the disabled list, so his presence is definitely missed. The combination of Jose Lopez and Lonnie Chisenhall hasn't been very effective in his absence.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
As expected, Memorial Day starter Josh Tomlin was activated from the disabled list, while regular third baseman Jack Hannahan took his place on the inactive roster due to a left calf strain. In addition, the Indians designated reliever Jairo Asencio for assignment and called up infielder Lonnie Chisenhall to fill the roster spot.
roster moves: Tomlin activated from DL; Chisenhall recalled from Columbus; Hannahan DL (Left calf strain); Asencio designated for assignment— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 28, 2012
Losing a .274 hitter like Hannahan is not the most pleasant scenario for a first-place team, but the Indians have to be ecstatic about getting Tomlin back at full health. The 27-year-old righty won 12 games with a 4.25 ERA last year over 26 starts, and posted an impressive 1.08 WHIP along the way. With inconsistent performances from Cleveland starters becoming more of a trend, Tomlin's presence in the rotation could be a driving force to get this team back on track.