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Travis Hafner has a sore shoulder. To get an MRI

May 14, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

Travis Hafner has been a key part of the Yankees early season surprise. But he’s also Travis Hafner:

 

You hope it’s not serious, but he may as well have legally added the words “injury prone” to his first name a few years ago.

On the season he’s hitting .260/.383/.510 with six homers. In the DH slot for tonight’s tilt against the Mariners will be Vernon Wells, with Curtis Granderson back in the outfield.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    I have to wonder if the Yankees will have a revolving door this season. As soon as someone gets healthy, will someone else get hurt?

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      and you have to really wonder who will have the worse record between the jays and the astros? Its gonna be close!

  2. uyf1950 - May 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Well with the Yankees facing 3 right handers in this series with the Mariners Hafner probably wouldn’t have been used very much anyway. And the rest will do him good if it’s nothing serious. Besides if nothing else the Yankees have proved to be a pretty resilient group this year.

    • Kevin S. - May 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      Wouldn’t Hafner have been used quite often against three RHP? He probably would have gotten a day off since Girardi will likely rotate Granderson and Wells through the DH slot when they aren’t in the outfield, but it’s not like Hafner wasn’t going to play this series.

      • uyf1950 - May 14, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        My mistake, you’re right. This way though if Joe wants he can DH Granderson one of the days and play Gardner in CF, Wells in LF and Ichiro in RF. I don’t think short term Hafner being out will make a difference, as long as it’s nothing serious. Hafner looks to have been struggling a bit this month so maybe the time off will help him.

    • albertmn - May 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      I would think the ultimate yankee fan would at least know what side of the plate the players hit from.

  3. randygnyc - May 14, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Just in time for grandy. Great timing haf. Hope you’ll be better in a few days. CashmAn wasn’t concerned in an interview I heard 30 minutes ago

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    So much for that big problem of 4 OFs for 3 spots. I suppose they could DL hafner when they bring up Adams tomorrow to allow everyone on the pitching staff to live another day.

  5. barkleyblows - May 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    That’s the Hafner we know! This guy is useless since he stopped taking roids.

  6. therealtrenches - May 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    He’s an ex juicer.

  7. turdfurgerson68 - May 14, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Hmm…Yankees will probably bring a bum like Willy Mo Pena in to take his place while on the DL.

    Pena will promptly become the second coming of Poujos…soley due to being in pinstripes.

    #$%&* Yankees!

    • albertmn - May 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      Congrats! You hit the daily double. Your comment makes little sense AND you can’t spell.

      • turdfurgerson68 - May 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        Comment makes perfect sense Chief…any bum can put on da pinstripes and instantly become good (like hafner, overbay).

        My apologies if your elementary level education hinders your ablity to understand the obvious. Next time i’ll try and write in a 1st grade for you.

        Spelling?

    • jwbiii - May 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Wily Mo Pena is certainly available. The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are paying him about $3M this year and they just sent him to their minor league team because he’s hitting 211/303/263.

      http://yakyubaka.com/2013/05/09/592013-nippon-ham-softbank-rakuten-lotte/

  8. mazblast - May 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Pronk is hurt. What a surprise.

    In other breaking news, water is wet, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and politicians lie.

  9. chief0727 - May 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Too bad for the Yankee fans. Unfortunately this is Pronk’s M.O. He always starts April on a tear—followed by a cooling off in May—and unfortunately that’s followed by injuries. Hopefully he’ll get better because he really is a good guy. If not the Yanks can sign Sizemore to DH…might as well get the complete frustration of Indian fans the past couple years

  10. theskinsman - May 15, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Not really any cause for concern. The replacement Yanks have played better than some of the guys they replaced so far. Whoever they buy or call up will have a career year, it seems.Yanks will no doubt run away with the East.

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