FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2011
INDIANS ACTIVATE DH TRAVIS HAFNER
FROM THE 15-DAY DISABLED LIST
OF Travis Buck Optioned to AAA Columbus
CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the activation of DH TRAVIS HAFNER from the 15-day disabled list. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians optioned OF TRAVIS BUCK to AAA Columbus.
Hafner was placed on the 15-day DL on May 18 with a strained right oblique after feeling discomfort in his right rib cage area during batting practice prior to that night’s game in Chicago. At the time of his injury he was hitting .345 (39-113) with 8 doubles, 5HR and 22 RBI in 32 games (.409OB/.549SLG/ .958OPS) and ranked 3rd in the American League in batting average, 4th in on-base % and 5th in slugging % entering play of May 18. He appeared in 2 games on a rehab assignment at AA Akron on June 14 & 16 and was 3 for 6 w/a 2B, 2RS and 1 walk for the Aeros.
Buck has hit .226 (21-93) in two stints with Cleveland this year (5 2B, 2HR, 8RBI, 29 games).