Tribe places Hannahan on DL with calf injury

Tribe places Hannahan on DL with calf injury

CLEVELAND -- Jack Hannahan just can't seem to catch a break.

The Indians third baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday afternoon with a strained left calf, only two days after he returned from a nagging back injury. Hannahan missed 11 straight games before Saturday because of the back, and he said overcompensating for the injury caused him to hurt the calf.

"It wasn't one situation," Hannahan said. "I just woke up with some discomfort [in the calf] Friday, tried to loosen it up. After Saturday, it bruised up. It was pretty painful."

Indians manager Manny Acta said he was unaware of Hannahan's calf injury before putting him in the lineup Saturday.

"He was ready to play," Acta said. "We had no idea that he was hurt before the game. It's mind boggling that it's a different injury."

Hannahan said both the calf and back were feeling better early Monday. He's hitting .276 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 31 games this season.

"I guess the only positive of going on the DL," Hannahan said, "is I can get everything right and come back and finished where I left off."