The New York Yankees will place Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury on Sunday, according to YES Network's Jack Curry. The move corresponds with the activation of shortstop Derek Jeter from the DL.
Hafner becomes the 18th Yankee to land on the DL this season, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN. Hafner has appeared in 81 games for the Yankees as their designated hitter, posting a .205/.300/.384 line with 12 home runs in 293 plate appearances.
The Yankees' offense has struggled to the tune of a collective 85 OPS+, due at least in part to Hafner being on pace for the worst season of his career among any in which he has stepped to the plate more than 250 times. The man affectionately known as Pronk is currently mired in an 8-for-56 slump during July.
Despite having one of the worst offenses in baseball, the Yankees remain just three and a half games out of a playoff spot in the American League.