The Cleveland Indians have put three players on the 15-day disabled list and 2 players on the 60-day disabled list to start the 2011 season. Starting center fielder Grady Sizemore was placed on the 15-day D.L. as he continues to recover from microfracture surgery to his knee. The Indians hope to get Sizemore back near the end of April. Michael Brantley will replace Sizemore in CF until he’s ready to return and I think he will do a good job for the Tribe. Infielder Jason Donald was also put on the 15-day D.L. with a fractured left middle finger. He was in line to be the Tribe’s starting 3B before his injury. Jack Hannahan will be starting at 3B at least until Donald is ready to return to action. The Indians hope that Donald heals quickly because Hannahan just isn’t that good. Righty reliever Joe Smith was put on the 15-day D.L. with a strained abdominal muscle. The Indians hope that the side arming Smith returns soon because his style is so much different than the rest of the Tribe’s relievers. Rookie 3B Jared Goedert has been played on the 60-day D.L. due to a oblique injury. This is bad luck for Goedert who has been knocking on the door to the major leagues the last couple of years. Outfielder Trevor Crowe has also been placed on the 60-day D.L. with right rotator cuff soreness. This could be a big loss for the Indians as Crowe was a very valuable backup outfielder the past couple of years.