Hafner placed on 15-day DL
Travis Hafner right shoulder is causing problems again, and the Indians' designated hitter was placed on the 15-day disabled list shortly before Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Manager Eric Wedge said Pronk is battling soreness and fatigue in the right shoulder.
"We don't think it's anything serious," Wedge said. "Hopefully it's just a two-week thing."
Hafner will visit Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon who surgically repaired the shoulder in October. Wedge said the shoulder has been bothering Hafner for three or four days. Pronk was out of the lineup Sunday and Monday.
For now, left-hander Rich Rundles has been called up to take Hafner's place, but just for the night. Wedge said the Indians will explore all options to fill that spot before Friday's game in Detroit. David Dellucci, on a rehab assignment at Columbus, is an option, as is Matt LaPorta. But Wedge made it clear that everybody will get consideration, with the Indians factoring in their upcoming opposing starters and the makeup of the roster.
More info will be up on the site by game time.
Here are tonight's lineups:
INDIANS (8-13): CF Grady Sizemore, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, C Victor Martinez, RF Shin-Soo Choo, 1B Ryan Garko, SS Jhonny Peralta, 3B Mark DeRosa, LF Ben Francisco, DH Kelly Shoppach. RHP Fausto Carmona (1-3, 7.36).
RED SOX (13-7): CF Jacoby Ellsbury, 2B Dustin Pedroia, DH David Ortiz, LF Jason Bay, 3B Mike Lowell, C Jason Varitek, 1B Jeff Bailey, RF Jon Van Every, SS Nick Green. LHP Jon Lester (1-2, 4.88).