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]