The Indians today announced DH/1B TRAVIS HAFNER will miss the remainder of the 2006 season due to a hairline fracture in the 4th metacarpal of his right hand. The hairline fracture was detected from a follow-up X-ray last night in Chicago.
Hafner has missed the last seven games after being hit by a pitch from LHP CJ Wilson on Friday, Sept. 1 the 8th inning at Texas.
Hafner is hitting .308 (140-for-454) with 31 2B, 1 3B, 42HR & 117 RBI in 129 games. His 42 home runs are tied for the eighth highest total in club history with Hal Trosky ('36) & Rocky Colavito ('59). Hafner also set single-season club records for HR & RBI as a DH with 39 HR & 110 RBIs, breaking Andre THORNTON's 1982 records. Hafner is currently second in the AL in HR (42) and extra base hits (74), 3rd in RBI (117) and 1st in slugging percentage (.659) and on-base percentage (.439). He is just the 2nd Indian EVER with 40 HR, 100 walks, 100 runs and 100 RBIs in the same season (Jim Thome ('97, '01-02).