Hafner to get second opinion on sore right shoulder

Updated: June 19, 2008, 1:24 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner is getting a second opinion on his sore right shoulder. He traveled to Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday to be evaluated by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.

Travis Hafner

Hafner

Designated Hitter
Cleveland Indians

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2008 Season Stats
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
46 4 22 19 .326 .217
"He was examined by Dr. Andrews in Birmingham today, but I haven't spoken with Dr. Andrews yet," Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff said before the Cleveland played the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. "He's a pretty busy guy and he's not called me back yet. I'm hopeful I'll have that tomorrow."

Soloff says Hafner is not progressing as quickly as hoped from the injury that landed him on the disabled list May 30.

Hafner is hitting .217 with four home runs this season and has been bothered by the shoulder since spring training.

The 31-year-old Hafner is Cleveland's career leader at DH with 134 home runs and 464 RBIs.


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