Now, there’s worse news:
Travis Hafner will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his right knee to repair damaged meniscus. Expected recovery is 4 to 6 weeks
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 30, 2012
The Indians do have other options at designated hitter; one of them is Johnny Damon, who will, in fact, DH for the Tribe in their afternoon game Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. Damon, who was the Rays’ regular DH most of 2011, might be Cleveland’s best hope for keeping some offensive production out of that spot, although he has hit poorly — just .152/.239/.228 in 79 at-bats — since joining the Indians on May 2.
So it goes. Seems as if there have been many more injuries than usual this year, doesn’t it?