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Travis Hafner To The DL, Luis Valbuena Sent Down; Frank Herrmann, Ezequiel Carrera Called Up

The Indians have placed Travis Hafner on the disabled list with an abdominal problem which Hafner thinks could be an oblique strain, which would sideline him, probably, for a good month.

The Tribe has also recalled Frank Herrmann to take Justin Germano’s spot in the bullpen, and has sent Luis Valbuena right back to Columbus, two days after being recalled.

Ezequiel Carrera takes Valbuena’s spot on the roster.

Hafner was hitting .345 with five homers and 22 RBI. His bat, along with Grady Sizemore’s, will be sorely missed this weekend against the Cincinnati Reds.

Time to toughen up, Indians, and battle through this patch with two of your best on the sidelines.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.