Hannahan, Pronk both making progress

Hannahan, Pronk both making progress

CINCINNATI -- Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan and designated hitter Travis Hafner continue to make progress in their respective comebacks from injury.

Tribe manager Manny Acta indicated that Hannahan, who has been sidelined with a lower back and left calf issues since May 28, was scheduled to play third base for six innings with Class A Lake County on Tuesday. Hannahan went 0-for-4 as a designated hitter in a Minor League rehab game with Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

Acta said the current plan calls for Hannahan to take the day off on Wednesday before testing his back and legs with nine innings on Thursday with a Minor League affiliate. The reports from Monday's game came back clean.

"It was nothing out of the ordinary," Acta said.

As for Hafner, who underwent a right medial meniscectomy for his knee on May 31, Acta said the veteran DH has been taking part in some light hitting drills. The expected timetable for recovery was announced by the Indians as four to six weeks.

"Haf is doing well," Acta said. "He's already taking some swings off a tee. It's going well. That's all I can tell you right now."