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Should Injury Sends Travis Hafner To DL

Indians DH Travis Hafner has a long, long history of shoulder problems. You can add this to the list:

Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a sore right shoulder.

Hafner hasn't played since July 28th on account of the soreness, which is just the latest issue he's had with a shoulder that's already sent him to the disabled list on multiple occasions during his career. Through July 28th, he'd been hitting .267/.368/.430, with nine home runs. It's been a long fall for Hafner since his 1.097 OPS 2006, and given all the problems he's had just swinging a bat, it seems unlikely that he'll ever be able to get back to being anything close to what he once was.

Check out Let's Go Tribe for more. The Indians are expected to divide the DH slot among a few players in Hafner's absence.