Hafner might need surgery on right shoulder

Updated: October 7, 2008, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner may need right shoulder surgery after a disappointing end-of-the-season physical exam.

Hafner spent more than three months on the disabled list with a strained shoulder. During his exit physical, team doctors found the strength did not return to levels that the club had hoped following the extended rehab, general manager Mark Shapiro said Tuesday. Hafner and the team are now examining "alternatives" including offseason arthroscopic surgery.

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