Buried at the bottom of Hoynes' coverage of the Pavano signing is this little nugget:
"Hafner update: DH Travis Hafner recently had his right shoulder re-examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. On Oct. 14, Andrews performed surgery on Hafner's shoulder joint.
Andrews cleared Hafner to initiate "pre-hitting' activities this week at Progressive Field. He's expected to start hitting in mid-January.
Hafner was held to 57 games last year because of his shoulder."
Thanks for all the great details, Hoynsie!