CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the bereavement list following a family death.

The team said Cabrera returned to his native Venezuela after the death in his immediate family. He must be on the list for a minimum of three days.

The Indians recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus before opening a three-game series at Seattle.

Cabrera, 26, is batting .282 with two homers and three RBI. He hit 25 homers –the most by a Cleveland shortstop – and drove in 92 runs in 2011. He recently signed a three-year extension that will keep him with the Indians through 2014.

 

MARK ROGERS, the Orrs Island right-hander, saw his first start of the year with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds rained out.

Rogers, who sat out the opening two weeks of the season to finish a 50-game drug-related suspension, will pitch today against the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

 

REDS: Cincinnati placed infielder Miguel Cairo on the 15-day disabled list with an injured hamstring and called up infielder Todd Frazier from Triple-A Louisville.

Cairo hurt his left hamstring Saturday during a loss at Washington. He’s eligible to be reinstated April 30. Cairo appeared in four games, going 1 for 9 with an RBI.

 

TWINS: Pitcher Scott Baker had elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

Baker originally was to have an operation to repair the flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. The Twins said when New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated, he determined Baker’s ulnar collateral ligament needed to be replaced.

 

CARDINALS: David Freese, Lance Berkman and Carlos Beltran recovered from their injuries and returned to the lineup.

Berkman missed four games, Freese was out for two days and Beltran left Sunday’s game.

 

DIAMONDBACKS: Center fielder Chris Young left the game against Pittsburgh after crashing hard into the wall.

 

PIRATES: Starter Jeff Karstens left after one inning against Arizona due to shoulder inflammation.