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Hafner will test shoulder Friday with batting practice

Aug 12, 2010, 9:58 PM EDT

According to John Barone of MLB.com, Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday afternoon at Cleveland's Progressive Field. If it goes well, he could be cleared...

Some more injury news on this less-than-frantic Thursday evening.

According to John Barone of MLB.com, Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday afternoon at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.  If it goes well, he could be cleared immediately for a minor league rehab assignment.

“We’re going to have him take a lot of swings, just like normal BP,”
Indians manager Manny Acta told MLB.com. “We’ll see how he feels after that and
talk about the possibility of him going [on a Minor League
rehabilitation assignment] and getting a few at-bats before he joins
us.”

Hafner landed on the disabled list in late July with yet another case of shoulder soreness and was batting a disappointing .267/.368/.430 with nine home runs in 82 games before the injury.  He has not played more than 95 games since 2007, when the Tribe made it all the way to the ALCS and “Pronk” himself was considered a lethal slugger.  Hopefully he can make up for lost time with a strong September.  The 33-year-old is owed $13 million in each of the next two seasons.

  1. Knight-of-God - Aug 13, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    This is turning what was a great trade in the day to a complete disaster. I smell roids.

  2. BC - Aug 13, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Has there been any time in the last 5 years that this guy has been healthy?

  3. bigtrav425 - Aug 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    At this point it doesnt matter we still suck and so does Hafner..and were F****d the next 2 yrs with his contract

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