- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2011

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have activated reliever Joe Smith from the 15-day disabled list.

Smith has been sidelined with an abdominal strain suffered during spring training. The club announced the move Friday before opening a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.

On Thursday, the Indians optioned reliever Frank Herrmann to Triple-A Columbus to make room for the side-arming Smith, who had a 3.60 ERA in five appearances during the exhibition season.

Smith went 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in 53 games last season for the Indians. This is the 27-year-old’s third season with Cleveland after coming over in a 2008 trade from the New York Mets.

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