Indians activate Travis Hafner

Updated: September 19, 2012, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Travis Hafner is back as the Cleveland Indians' designated hitter.

Cleveland activated Hafner from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, and manager Manny Acta put him in the No. 6 slot in the starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

Hafner had been sidelined since Aug. 6 with lower black inflammation, the latest in a series of ailments that have plagued the 35-year-old the past five years.

Hafner has been on the disabled list nine times in his big league career. ...

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