Indians activate 3B Jack Hannahan

The Cleveland Indians have activated third baseman Jack Hannahan

from the 15-day disabled list for the start of their interleague

series with Pittsburgh.

Hannahan, who had been out since May 28 with a strained left

calf, is in the starting lineup for Friday’s series opener against

the Pirates. Hannahan also missed time earlier this season with a

lower back issue. This was his first career trip to the DL.

To make room for Hannahan, the Indians optioned left-hander

Scott Barnes to Triple-A Columbus. He pitched in four games with

Cleveland.

Indians manager Manny Acta said Hannahan will not play every day

as he slowly works his way back. Lonnie Chisenhall will also get

playing time at third.

Hannahan is batting .276 with three homers and 18 RBIs in 31

games.