Hafner's return just a question of time
Carmona experiences no pain in latest throwing session
CLEVELAND -- Indians head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff said he has "no doubt" in his mind that Travis Hafner will return to the lineup at some point this season.But Pronk isn't ready to start swinging a bat -- not yet, at least. Even though Hafner's shoulder strength has increased "anywhere from 5-15 percent," it still remains just 45-50 percent as strong as his left shoulder. His strength is re-evaluated every seven to 10 days, with the next evaluation coming Friday.
Andrew Gribble is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.