Cueto DL retroactive to 6/29. Procedural move.
To be fair, lightning has struck twice with Broxton this year.
The first time he went on the DL, Dusty said the training staff specifically told him Broxton's injury could not get worse if he pitched in that extra-inning game. He pitched and it did get worse and he missed 2 months.
This time, Broxton was cleared after being unavailable for 2 straight days for what Dusty said was "the same thing as last time." He makes one appearance and is now out for who knows how long.
Brox, Marshall, Madson, Masset.
Really shows the perils of being a relief pitcher. Also shows that innings pitched is not the only test of wear and tear.
These relievers who pitch day after day sometimes don't hold up well in the health department as they get more and more years under their belts.
I hate hearing this news. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if the surgical procedure that Broxton is about to undergo also involves reconstructive Tommy John Surgery. Partial tears of the ulnar collateral ligament are often found with flexor mass injuries, since the flexor pronator mass helps to stabilize the elbow joint.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Norm Chortleton (08-22-2013)
So much for my dream of Broxton having a lights out last two months and then being able to deal him this offseason. This also makes it more likely Chapman stays in the bullpen.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Broxton had more red flags than a May Day parade in Moscow. 300 pounds, a recent history of arm woes, brutal mechanics and a K/IP ratio that had reduced by 33% since his arm issues. I loved him as a July trade acquisition for two C-Level prospects, but to long term sign him was a risky move that backfired.
Edd Roush (08-23-2013)
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