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Hafner continues to make progress

Hafner continues to make progress

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Hafner continues to make progress
HOUSTON -- Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner, who was placed on the 15-day disabled on May 30, had his right knee scoped and is expected to miss another few weeks, but his progress continues.

"Pretty soon he's going to start running the bases," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "That's the main thing for us. He's probably going to have to go through the baserunning issues. That's the next step.

"If he's OK after those drills, he'll go out and play on a rehab. Hopefully it will be at some point during this road trip."

The injury has coincided with cleanup hitter Carlos Santana's struggles at the plate. Acta said he doesn't see the correlation.

"I don't think it affected Santana personally. As a team, I think [a healthy Hafner] would have given me a better option to take Santana out of the cleanup hole while he's struggling."

Hafner last played on May 23.

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