Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Pronk Is Back

The Yankees decided to activate Travis Hafner from the 60-day disabled list with just five games left in the season. Hafner could probably walk on water and still not get the Yankees into the playoffs. I think the move is probably just a nice thing to do for the oft-injured Hafner, who won't find it easy to get a new gig over the winter.

The Yankees placed CC Sabathia on the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Pronk. I could have picked up Astros closer Josh Fields in my keeper league if they had only done that over the weekend.

Hafner appeared in 81 games before he was placed on the disabled list on July 27 with a strained right rotator cuff. He also missed time in May due to the shoulder and also sat out some games with a sore foot.

Hafner returns with a .684 OPS with 12 HR and 37 RBI. The majority of his numbers came in the first month of the season when he hit .318/.438/.667 with 6 HR and 17 RBI in 22 games. Hafner wouldn't have an OPS above .600 for the remainder of the season.

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