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Hafner's Problem Elbow

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:03 pm
by strats36
It looks like they are going to use him sparingly for the rest of the season.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/sports/bas ... 495.htm?1c

That's two down for me.

First, Soriano and now Hafner can no longer be depended on :~(

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:10 pm
by great gretzky
can you give th gist? i really don;t feel like signing up to yet another thing?

how often will he play?

am I better off just using geoff jenkins and dmitri young instead going forward?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:19 pm
by strats36
Basically, he's going to be day to day. He will sit against all lefties, no big loss there. It's the day to day stuff that scares me. If he feels OK he'll play, if not, then he won't. I'll be screwed if I don't watch my roster like a hawk an hour before game time.

Sorry about that. This morning I could read it without registering. Here's the whole article:


Right elbow still bothering Hafner

He'll see limited action for remainder of season

By Sheldon Ocker

Beacon Journal staff writer

DETROIT - Travis Hafner's inflamed right elbow will limit his play over the final 10 games of the Indians' season.

Manager Eric Wedge rested him Wednesday night against the Tigers after removing him midway through Tuesday night's game.

``We'll play it day by day with Travis,'' said Wedge, who doesn't think Hafner is through for the season.

Hafner indicated that the pain comes and goes, though lately the elbow has become more problematic.

``I had a rough day yesterday,'' he said. ``It bothered me a lot. I had a difficult time swinging. It's been pretty sore for a while. It's kind of a consistent thing now.''

Earlier in the year, Hafner speculated that he would undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from the elbow. Nothing has changed his opinion.

``I had the elbow scoped in 1997,'' Hafner said. ``Doctors told me if I got four or five years out of it, that would be pretty good, and it's been seven.''

In other words, it's time for another operation.

``More than likely,'' Wedge said.

Hafner will know more in a day or two. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI scan today, following up an MRI taken earlier in the season.

In the meantime, Hafner will play when he feels he can swing a bat effectively.

``It's hard to get loose,'' he said.

``I have to get it loose before the game. But once the game starts, I don't usually feel it that much. Maybe I'll have to sit against left-handers; we'll see how it feels when a right-hander is pitching.''

Persistent elbow pain has not diminished Hafner's season.

``He's a tough guy,'' Wedge said. ``He's physically strong and doesn't make excuses.''

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:35 pm
by shortsavage
I benched Hafner for Carlos Pena in my league championship match. But, Travis has had a great season. I am excited about owning him in my keeper league. Hopefully he can get his OPS up against lefties and produce even more next season. I doubt he will have lingering elbow problems. Offseason sugery could boost his stock.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:31 am
by fishingmn
My opponent in the H2H championship still has Hafner in his starting lineup - hope he's not paying too close attention.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:15 pm
by ReginaldVelJohnson
Looks like Phil Nevin will be starting for me here on out...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:26 pm
by mcmahojl
Sucks that he is hurt now, but could not be more happy about his production this year. Picked him up on waivers in month 1 and he has been a steady part of my team since then. Definitely going to give him a look early in the draft next season...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:29 pm
by mcmahojl
Sucks that he is hurt now, but could not be more happy about his production this year. Picked him up on waivers in month 1 and he has been a steady part of my team since then. Definitely going to give him a look early in the draft next season...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:23 am
by strats36
Update:

Hafner is batting just .167 over the last 7 days. :-t

Looks like they should just rest him and get that elbow better for next season.

So long Hafner and thanks for the memories. I'll miss you.

-Drop

PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:46 pm
by Ender
I'm in the championship for our league and we had it set so you could only make 1 move per week to avoid just taking hot players etc. I now have Soriano, Hafner, Guillen out. Tonight Freel(Soriano's replacement) and Huff both left the games early. Gonna really suck losing because of injuries.