Travis Hafner has a sore shoulder. To get an MRI

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Travis Hafner has been a key part of the Yankees early season surprise. But he’s also Travis Hafner:

 

You hope it’s not serious, but he may as well have legally added the words “injury prone” to his first name a few years ago.

On the season he’s hitting .260/.383/.510 with six homers. In the DH slot for tonight’s tilt against the Mariners will be Vernon Wells, with Curtis Granderson back in the outfield.

Indians sign Marc Rzepczynski

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The Cleveland Indians announced this afternoon that they have signed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Rzepczynski was released by the Mariners earlier this month after 18 games in which he allowed nine runs in seven and two-thirds innings. A lot of that damage came at the hands of right-handed hitters, which he probably shouldn’t be facing, so maybe Terry Francona will get some better luck by deploying him a bit more judiciously.

He’s still being paid by the Mariners for the final few months of the two-year, $11 million deal he signed before the 2017 season, so it’s worth it for the Indians to try and see if they can get anything out of him.