Found September 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Ryan Raburn
TEAMS: Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians are expected to welcome back utility player Ryan Raburn, who's been battling several leg injuries, prior to tonight's game. With rosters having expanded at the start of this month, manager Terry Francona told reporters -- including Jordan Bastian of MLB.com -- that there's really no reason the team shouldn't activate Raburn from the disabled list. "There's not really a reason not to bring him off the disabled list," Francona said. "Whether he gets in a game or not, we have extra bodies. If he can hit, we can pinch-run. I would anticipate that, yeah, [Tuesday would] probably be the case." Raburn was able to hit during Corey Kluber's simulated game yesterday, telling reporters after the session that he continues to experience some soreness in his legs. He'd been dealing with injuries to his right calf and left Achilles for much of the month of August, prompting the Indians to place him on the DL. "I still felt a little sore," Raburn said. "But I didn't feel like it was hindering my swing any, so that's good." Still, Raburn said that the discomfort wasn't hampering his swing, and the Indians are expected to activate him today. Since it's much less difficult for the Tribe to create a spot on its roster for Raburn this time of year, the team is willing to bring him back even if he's not ready to play right away. The Indians could elect to ease Raburn back into regular activity, though they are in a fight for the final Wild-Card spot in the American League. They'll have to ride that fine line of being cautious and aggressive so as not to push Raburn too hard and cause a setback. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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