Indians activate RHP Tomlin in series of moves



CLEVELAND (AP) — Starter Josh Tomlin has been activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians, who made a series of roster moves before opening a three-game home series against the Kansas City Royals.

Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was recalled Monday from Triple-A Columbus and third baseman Jack Hannahan put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. Right-hander Jairo Asencio was designated for assignment to clear room for Tomlin, who had been sidelined since May 8 by right wrist tendinitis.

Chisenhall was in manager Manny Acta’s lineup as the designated hitter as Travis Hafner sat out a fifth straight game with a sore right knee. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera sat out with a tight left hamstring and catcher Carlos Santana is on the 7-day DL with a concussion.