CLEVELAND: Manager Manny Acta threw batting practice to Grady Sizemore today, and the oft-injured center fielder apparently looked like he knew what he was doing.
“”For a guy who hasn’t been out there, it was good for his first time,’’ Acta said. “”But it’s just a start. We’re not going to rush anything with him. I anticipate that he’ll (eventually) go on a rehab assignment and get plenty of at-bats before he comes up here.’’
Sizemore underwent surgery in March to correct a herniated disc and was placed on the 60-day disabled list April 4. He can be activated June 3, but it's unlikely he'll return to the lineup that soon.
“”I doubt it,’’ Acta said. “”That only 16 days away; I don’t think he’s going to meet that date.’’
Jack Hannahan has missed three games with a sore back, but the Indians still have no firm idea when he will return to the lineup.
Hannahan’s injury still has not been specifically identified.
“”He took an MRI, and we are waiting for the results,’’ Acta said. “”He’s feeling better. When the MRI comes back, we’ll have a better idea.’’
Josh Tomlin already has been put on the disabled list with inflammation in his right wrist, but his injury has not been labeled.
“”He’s seeing a doctor in a day or so,’’ Acta said.