Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

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Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained oblique muscle, Indians outfielder David Murphy is back from the disabled list in less than a month.

Murphy played two minor-league rehab games at Triple-A, including one in front of our very own Craig Calcaterra in Columbus (equally exciting for both parties, no doubt).

Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract. He’ll resume platooning against mostly right-handers.