Indians placed designated hitter Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right shoulder.
It's somewhat disconcerting that Hafner is reportedly headed for a visit with Dr. James Andrews, but manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com that, "We don't think it's anything serious" and added, "Hopefully it's just a two-week thing." The Indians have called up Rich Rundles to take Hafner's place, but are expected to add a hitter prior to Friday's game. Possible options to join the team include David Dellucci (currently rehabbing in Columbus) and Matt LaPorta, who's hitting a scalding .368 at Triple-A.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a call-up!!!
But you're probably right, Dellucci will most likely be the replacement. It's a shame.
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