Indians send Jason Donald to Columbus
Donald was in line to be the club's starting third baseman before he broke his left hand in spring training when he got hit by a pitch on March 4. In his absence, Jack Hannahan has staked a claim to the everyday job at third, playing solid defense and hitting better than expected.
Cleveland has won 10 straight games at home and leads the AL Central by 4½ games.
The Indians also got back infielder Josh Rodriguez from Pittsburgh. The club lost him when he was selected by the Pirates in December's Rule 5 draft.
The 26-year-old was 1-for-12 to start the season with Pittsburgh. Rodriguez has also been optioned to Columbus.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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