Hafner activated; Carmona to Arizona
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has activated DH TRAVIS HAFNER from the 15-day disabled list. To allow room on the 25-man roster the Indians have optioned RHP FAUSTO CARMONA to the Arizona Rookie League in Goodyear, Arizona.
Hafner has been on the disabled list since April 29 due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder (Oct. 14, 2008). So far this season with Cleveland he is hitting .270 (17-63) with 5 2B, 4HR & 8RBI in 17 games (10RS, .370OB%, .540SLG%, .910OPS) after opening the season on the big league roster. He began a 20-day rehab assignment in AAA Columbus on May 15 and hit .333 (13-39) w/4 2B, 1HR & 8 RBI in 12 games for the Clippers (.971OPS). He is in Chicago with the club and will be active for tonight’s game in US Cellular Field.
Carmona has gone 2-6 w/a 7.42 ERA in 12 starts (60.2IP, 69H, 50ER, 9HR, 41BB, 36K, .283AVG) with Cleveland so far in 2009. Over his last 3 starts his ERA is 19.64 (7.1IP, 16H, 16ER). He will report to Indians Player Development Complex in Goodyear, AZ in the coming days.