Beanpot Posted May 30, 2009 Report Share Posted May 30, 2009 Unless this has changed recently, I'm pretty sure that MLB allows position players 20 days for a minor league rehab assignment (30 days for pitchers), while the player continues to accrue major league service time and the team doesn't have to use an option (if applicable). Those 20 days are running out for Pronk and Wedge is getting antsy: Cleveland Indians blog: Travis Hafner feels more pain and fatigue in right shoulder Posted by phoynes May 30, 2009 18:11PM CLEVELAND -- The Indians said in the middle of last week that Travis Hafner, whose rehab from a sore right shoulder was delayed when one of his "rib heads' popped loose and had to be put back in place, would play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Class AAA Columbus and be activated Monday. You didn't for a minute think it would be that easy, did you? From the club that brought you Ernie Comacho hanging the bone chips that were removed from his right elbow in a plastic cup from the top of his locker just to prove to his detractors that he was really hurt, we bring you the Tales of Travis and his endless rehab. Manager Eric Wedge told reporters before Saturday's game that Hafner's right shoulder was sore and fatigued after he went 1-for-3 with two walks for Columbus on Friday. Wedge speculated that Hafner would not play Saturday night, but would try to play Sunday or Monday. Wedge said Hafner's 20-day rehab expires after Wednesday. Hafner underwent surgery on his right shoulder in October after playing only 57 games last year. He made it through spring training and the first month of the season before he felt pain in the shoulder and was placed on the disabled list April 29. "If he doesn't play tonight, we're going to have to put another short term plan together," said Wedge. "I'll tell you, if he doesn't play tonight, we're going to want him to play tomorrow. We still have a few more days." When asked if he was frustrated over the situation, Wedge said, "Yeah, that's a good word." http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2...log_travis.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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