"I still felt a little sore," Raburn said. "But I didn't feel like it was hindering my swing any, so that's good."
Through 70 games this year, Raburn is batting .272/.366/.574 with 15 home runs and 41 RBIs. The club was so pleased with his output that it signed him to a two-year extension with a club option for 2016 that was announced a month ago.
Indians manager Terry Francona agreed with Raburn on the player's return, partly because September allows teams' active rosters to expand to 40 players.
"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."
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