At least Asdrubal Cabrera was back in the Indians' lineup Tuesday night, if not at shortstop, his usual defensive position.
Manager Manny Acta's original lineup had Shelley Duncan at designated hitter, but after watching Cabrera work out, Acta changed the lineup and moved Cabrera to the DH spot.
Cabrera missed three games with a tight hamstring, but there was excessive uproar about his absence, because in a two-day span, the Tribe lost the middle of its lineup — Travis Hafner, Carlos Santana and Cabrera — to injury. And on Monday, Jack Hannahan went on the disabled list with a strained calf.
Consequently, Cabrera's return was cause for celebration in the manager's office.
"I watched him go through the whole workout," Acta said. "He was pain free and he ran the bases. Asdrubal was very adamant that he has no issues. My expectation is that he'll play shortstop tomorrow."
Cabrera back in game as DH
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