We thought that Travis Hafner might be joining the Indians today for their series opener with the Angels. Hafner began his rehab stint with the Clippers on June 27th, but has only appeared in two games. He has gone 1 for 6 in those games with an RBI and 2 strikeouts.
With Lonnie Chisenhall’s injury, it was thought Hafner would be brought back quickly. That isn’t the case-
Travis Hafner will not be joining the #Indians today. Continuing rehab at AAA Columbus
— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) July 2, 2012
The Indians originally said Hafner would get 3-5 rehab games, but he sat out games Thursday and Friday. Did he have lingering issues after the first game?
Certainly we don’t want Hafner rushed back. Nobody wants him to go down again. That might be a nail in the coffin on the Indians’ season.