Knapp out for season, Hafner out on rehab
June 14, 2011
Right-handed pitcher Bryce Stowell has been activated from extended spring training and assigned to Low-A Lake County. It should be a brief stay as he should make his way up and settle at Double-A Akron or Triple-A Columbus quickly. Also, Lake County infielder Kyle Smith and Akron infielder Matt Lawson have both retired.
Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner will begin a Major League Rehab Assignment tonight with the Double-A Akron Aeros. He was placed on the disabled list May 20 with a right oblique strain and has not played since. He will be in the lineup tonight, and barring any setbacks will likely play all three games of the series which ends on Thursday before being activated on Friday when the Indians return to Progressive Field to play the Pirates.
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