According to the PD, Hafner took batting practice for the first time since he's been on the DL. He hit a ball to Pronkville (the second deck in right field) and declared "I'm ready." The article says that if all goes well, Hafner will start his rehab assignment some time next week with a goal of reaching Cleveland in September. He also talks about dealing with the death of his father, saying that it's the toughest thing he's had to go through. Wedge said it's important for Hafner, and the team's other injured players, to prove to themselves that they can play at the big-league level before the season ends.