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Forum staff reports, Published January 16 2014

Hafner to coach, but still hopes to continue playing career

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Free-agent designated hitter Travis Hafner has joined the coaching staff of the NCAA Division II Notre Dame College coaching staff. But he still hopes to continue his major league playing career.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Hafner, who is from Sykeston, N.D., will be a hitting instructor of sorts for the college located in Euclid, Ohio.

Hafner batted .202 with 12 homers last season for the New York Yankees. He has spent the bulk of his 12-year career in the majors with the Cleveland Indians.