The New York Yankees are on the verge of having their season end and their playoff hopes crushed with one more loss, or another Cleveland Indians win, but they will at least get another player back for their final five games.
On Wednesday, the Yankees will activate designated hitter Travis Hafner off the 60-day disabled list; a place he has been since July 27 when he was placed on it originally with a rotator cuff strain; as Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported.
"I'm told the Yankees plan to activate DH Travis Hafner from the DL on Wednesday," he tweeted.
Hafner was hitting .205 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 81 games for the Yankees and really started to struggle with the team after getting off to a hot start with the team in April where he was hitting .318 with six home runs and 18 RBI.
But ever since May 1, he was hitting .178 with six home runs and 19 RBI and was referred to as having a "lifeless bat and body language" during the summer months.
Hafner was originally signed to a one-year, $2 million deal to replace the departing Raul Ibanez, who the Yankees let walk away to the Seattle Mariners and hit 29 home runs and 65 RBI in 120 games for the Mariners this season (good job Brian Cashman.)
Before signing with the Yankees, the 35-year-old Hafner had spent the last 10 years with the Cleveland Indians and one with the Texas Rangers and was a solid slugger in his prime, but has ran into serious injuries over the last couple of seasons, which has really derailed his career.
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