Indians bench Hafner, who is batting .210 and in 7-for-51 slump

Updated: April 30, 2008, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner, in a 7-for-51 slump, was out of the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game against Seattle.

Manager Eric Wedge was noncommittal about how long Hafner would be on the bench or if he would remain in the No. 3 spot in the batting order when he does return to the lineup.

"We're taking everything day by day," Wedge said. "We're going to give him a break and we'll move forward."

Hafner is hitless in his last 12 at-bats ...

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