During Sunday’s game with the Tigers, Hafner twice fouled pitches off his right foot and continued to experience discomfort while on the base paths.
“My foot got a little sore and swollen,” Hafner said. “Just running to second base there [in the sixth], it just kind of gave out on me.”
This weekend marked the second time Hafner’s dealt with right foot issues this year, as the DH missed time in April after straining a tendon. Hafner was also out for a month between May and June due to an abdominal strain.
Cleveland has yet to announce a time frame for Hafner’s return, as they are hoping to learn more today regarding the extent of the injury.
On the year, Hafner has hit at a clip of .281/.364/.448 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI’s in 82 games.
After last night’s loss to the Mariners, the Tribe have dropped 4 straight to move into a tie for second in the AL Central with the White Sox, 5.5 games behind the division leading Tigers.
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