Hafner Out for Season

by Ryan Dodson on September 9, 2006 @ 16:00:00 PDT


Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner (hand) will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right hand. He missed the last week of action with what was thought to be a bruise, but tests revealed a fracture.

Hafner had another monster season in his blossoming career in 2006. The 29-year-old hit .308 with 42 homers, 117 RBI and 100 runs scored. Hafner is nearly impossible to replace from a fantasy standpoint, but due to fact that he's a designated hitter, he was likely filling a utility spot on your roster. So you can replace Hafner with a legitimate backup from any position and may be able to replace some of the production.

Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan Shealy has had a strong second half of the season with a .297 with four homers, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored. He is a decent option to pick up. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is hitting .320 with three homers, eight RBI and five runs scored over the last week. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino has tore it up the last month as well. He has hit .345 with two homers, 16 RBI and 21 runs in 116 at-bats.

Go ahead and drop Hafner in all non-keeper leagues and hope to replace some of his production with players on hot streaks.

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