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Travis Hafner Injury: Indians Slugger Activated, Will Face Twins

Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will play for the team on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins, as the team announced. He'll be starting at DH and batting sixth for the Indians.

Hafner, 35, has been on the disabled list since Aug. 6 with lower back inflammation. In between DL stints this season, he has hit .239/.355/.453 with 11 homers in 242 plate appearances. This is the fifth straight season that Hafner has lost time due to an injury.

With the activation, the Indians' active roster now sits at 35 players entering Wednesday's game.

Cleveland's lineup:

1. Shin-Soo Choo (RF)
2. Jason Kipnis (2B)
3. Asdrubal Cabrera (SS)
4. Carlos Santana (C)
5. Michael Brantley (CF)
6. Travis Hafner (DH)
7. Russ Canzler (1B)
9. Vinny Rottino (LF)

Minnesota's lineup:

1. Denard Span (CF)
2. Jamey Carroll (2B)
3. Joe Mauer (DH)
4. Josh Willingham (LF)
5. Justin Morneau (1B)
6. Chris Parmelee (RF)
7. Trevor Plouffe (3B)
8. Chris Herrmann (C)
9. Pedro Florimon (SS)

Take a look at Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

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