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Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called up

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 20, 2011 2:39 pm

Travis Hafner (ribs) has acknowledged he could be dealing with a strained oblique.
"It's a possible oblique (strain)," he said on Thursday. "We're not sure yet. We'll get it checked out when we get back to Cleveland." That would be today, so a better picture of just how long the Indians' hot-hitting designated hitter will be sidelined should be available by this evening. Don't bet against a trip to the disabled list.

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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Confirmed

Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Just like that, the surprising Indians now find two of their most important players on the disabled list. Although Hafner has not been hitting for prodigious power this season, he's been surprisingly productive, hitting a sizzling .345 to go along with five home runs and 22 RBI. How the Indians fare with both Hafner and Grady Sizemore sidelined will likely come to define their 2011 season.


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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Indians recalled OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Columbus.
Acquired as part of the Russell Branyan deal a season ago, Carrera will be taking Travis Hafner's place on the Indians' 25-man roster after he landed on the disabled list with a strained right oblique on Friday. Carrera was hitting a solid .317 to go along with a .401 on-base percentage through his first 166 plate appearances for Columbus, and could be worth a look in deeper AL-only leagues, as he figures to receive a decent number of at-bats with the Tribe being absolutely decimated by injury at the moment.


Indians recalled RHP Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus.
Herrmann was sent down just nine days ago. In 4 1/3 innings of work earlier this season, he was unproductive, allowing seven baserunners and five runs (four earned). He did manage to tally seven strikeouts, however, and could fare a little better the second time around after being serviceable in 2010
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL

Unread postby c11058 » Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm

Frustrating news....bad shoulder the last two-three years, bad foot and now an oblique injury in 2011. He doesn't even play every day! :gah:

He sure is fragile for a big guy. Good thing he chose baseball for a career. If he were an NFL player, he'd have been cut long ago.

Considering his history, it'll take him at least a month to regain his stroke, if he can stay healthy for a month.
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby Lokais » Fri May 20, 2011 4:48 pm

Acta said 3-4 weeks.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Santana and Choo are starting to come around. LaPorta's got some confidence. Someone's just going to have to step up.

I wonder if we'll see LaPorta at DH against RHP. Get Buck in there in LF, Santana at 1B, Marson C.
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 20, 2011 5:24 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Santana and Choo are starting to come around. LaPorta's got some confidence. Someone's just going to have to step up.

I wonder if we'll see LaPorta at DH against RHP. Get Buck in there in LF, Santana at 1B, Marson C.


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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby RedDawg53 » Fri May 20, 2011 6:42 pm

This thought ran through my head.. After Hafner hit that walk-off HR, did he get punched by everyone on the team as he crossed home plate? Maybe he took one on the ribs.
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri May 20, 2011 7:56 pm

Lokais wrote:Acta said 3-4 weeks.


For a pulled muscle? If that fat fuck would do some core work, he wouldn't have these problems.
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby bookelly » Sat May 21, 2011 12:48 am

This put his target return date somewhere into mid June, just before we go on the road for nine games against the NL and don't need a DH. :thud: :gah:
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat May 21, 2011 1:43 am

Erie Warrior wrote:
Lokais wrote:Acta said 3-4 weeks.


For a pulled muscle? If that fat fuck would do some core work, he wouldn't have these problems.


Yeah, I'm sure fat fucks Evan Longoria, Alex Rodriguez, and Curtis Granderson all suffered oblique injuries from a lack of "core work".

23 MLB players as of May 4 missed time with oblique injuries. No idea what it is now, but that's a lot.
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Re: Hafner likely hitting the DL. Herrman and Carrera called

Unread postby dmiles » Sat May 21, 2011 1:55 am

skatingtripods wrote:
Yeah, I'm sure fat fucks Evan Longoria, Alex Rodriguez, and Curtis Granderson all suffered oblique injuries from a lack of "core work".

23 MLB players as of May 4 missed time with oblique injuries. No idea what it is now, but that's a lot.


Simple too much core work is screwing them up. :hide:

Pick bar up off ground with very heavy weight, drop bar, repeat 2-4 times for a set or two. (need bumper weights or do it on grass). Now your core work is complete leaving you time to work on your skills. Hell do a couple of planks and jump up on a platform a few times, get the hell out of the gym and hit the batting cage.

Seriously I envision someone going overboard with 30 different must-have dynamic flexibility routines the guys have to do each day before they start their workout. I understand getting the blood flowing, and body temp up but something has to be screwed up a little in prepping these guys if there are this many injuries of that strain. Unless we just get more news this days, it seems ridiculously high this season.
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