Hafner to DL
CLEVELAND, OH–The Cleveland Indians today placed DH TRAVIS HAFNER on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness. To assume Hafner’s spot on the Major League roster, the Indians have recalled LHP RICH RUNDLES from AAA Columbus.
Hafner has appeared in 17 games for the Indians so far this season and is hitting .270 (17-63) with 10 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 8RBI. He currently owns an on-base % of .370 with an on-base+slugging % (OPS) of .910. Today marks the 4th DL stint of his Major League career.
Rundles has gone 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA in 7 appearances out of the bullpen at Columbus (6.0IP, 3H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 7K) after being optioned out of spring training on March 15. He has not allowed a run in his last 4 appearances (3.0IP, 1H, BB, 4K) with the Clippers and has limited AAA hitters to a .136 (3-22) average against so far this year. He wears #56 and will be in uniform tonight as the Indians take on the Red Sox at 7:05PM ET in Progressive Field.
The Indians now have 5 players on the Major League disabled list (Westbrook, Dellucci, Carroll, S. Lewis, Hafner).