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Travis Hafner has now reached base in 10 straight plate appearances. He's hitting .353/.450/.882 thus far in 2006.

But all that pales in comparison with the honor of getting his own candy bar:

A few hours before Friday's home opener, Travis Hafner walked around the Indians locker room passing out the new Pronk candy bars.

"I was pumped," said Hafner, nicknamed Pronk. "I felt like a proud papa."

The new candy bar is called, appropriately, Pronk. I haven't been able to find the new confection on Malley's website, but the way Hafner is hitting, it'll rival the "The MDP" as most popular athlete tie-in in Cleveland history.  

From the Bizarre Injury Files:

The Indians' second baseman suffered a mild strain of his right calf while trotting off the field between the top and bottom of the seventh inning of the 11-6 win against the Twins.

The good news is that Belliard should play on Sunday.

Jody Gerut knows the CBA inside and out, and he's putting that knowledge to good use:

Gerut, who had surgery on his right knee after the 2004 season, has told the Pirates he is "having problems" with his right knee again. Gerut didn't play last season after Aug. 10 last season because of irritation of the patella tendon in his right knee.

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It would seem then his motivation in this matter could be major-league service time. An injured player cannot be sent to the minors. If Gerut had been placed on the Pirates' disabled list instead of sent to the minors, he would be gaining big-league service time.