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Hannahan returns to lineup; Pestano likely to return to bullpen

By Sheldon Published: June 6, 2011

CLEVELAND: After missing three games with a tight hamstring, Jack Hannahan will return to third base tonight against the Twins.

In addition, manager Manny Acta was expecting Vinnie Pestano to be back in the bullpen after missing two games because of back spasms.

""I anticipate that Pestano will be ready to pitch tonight,'' Acta said this afternoon. ""He feels much better. He'll throw some pitches in BP and then the trainer will check him out. By then, we'll know for sure.''

For the first time this season, Grady Sizemore will bat third in the lineup, but Acta minimized the importance of the move.

""He only hits third in the first inning,'' Acta said. ""He's been swinging the bat better since the Toronto series. Right now, we're just trying to get something going and take some pressure of (Shin-Soo) Choo, so he can relax.''

Choo has customarily bededn the Tried's No. 3 batter.

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