Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner had surgery on his injured right knee Thursday and will miss four to six weeks, reports ESPN‘s Buster Olney in a tweet.
Indians announce Travis Hafner underwent a right medial meniscectomy today on his right knee at the Cleveland Clinic, out 4-to-6 weeks.—
Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 31, 2012
Hafner went on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with inflammation in the knee. He’s hitting a career-worst .242 in 39 games.
The 34-year-old Hafner is in the last season of a six-year, $66-million deal. The Indians have seven players on the disabled list.
Left-handed reliever Scott Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to take Hafner’s roster spot.