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Report: Hafner to begin rehab assignment

Travis Hafner will begin a rehab assignment tonight in Columbus. No timetable has been given for his return, but it is safe to say 3-5 games would be about right.

Hafner was placed on the DL May 30th, and underwent a right medial meniscectomy (knee) on the 31st.

It was generally assumed that Hafner would be back right after the All-Star break, but if he has no set-backs on his rehab assignment, it would appear Hafner will be back for a week before the break.

Hafner is hitting .242 with an .819 OPS, 6 home runs and 24 RBI in 39 games this season.

[Related: Left-handed starter problems continue]

  • Natedawg86

    Hmm…That mean Chiz and Hannahan will stay up?

  • cmm13

    Depending on who has the more options but I wouldn’t count out someone from the pen being sent down…looking at you Hagadone.

  • Natedawg86

    Yeah..Rogers has really impressed me so far. He has done well holding, but historically does not keep things together the longer he goes.

  • Garry_Owen

    Hopefully he’s rehabbing for his new post-trade team.

  • cmm13

    Not to go off the rails here but has there been any word on a Sizemore rehab citing?
    I’m curious as to how much longer until we here the “well he gave it a go, but his body just couldn’t take the playing time so we have officially parted ways” speech from Antzy.