Friday, March 6, 2009

Injury News- Good and Bad News

Catcher's Mike Rivera and Angel Salome will be out for a few days. Rivera suffered a right hamstring strain during base-running drills and Salome is out with a back strain and is day-to-day. Rivera will be out for a few days, possibly a week.

Bad News: Tony Gwynn Jr. has been injured for most of Spring Training with an injured shoulder. He received a cortisone shot in the shoulder and assistant manager Gord Ash said that he will likely see time in a few days. But, the bad news is that off-season acquisitions, Trot Nixon and Chris Duffy are playing well and will more than likely make the team. Brad Nelson is playing really well and I could see him making the team this year. Gwynn Jr. is out of options and will have to be traded or put on waivers if he doesn't make the team. He is a tremendous player but has had some injury problems. If I were the Brewers I would put him on the team and move Nixon or Duffy down to Nashville. I really like him and I know in a year or two he is a likely starter that would be a dangerous leadoff man.

The Good News: Looks like Eric Gagne won't be dressing up as a Brewer this season. He may have surgery on his shoulder or get a corisone shot and go through rehab. Either way, it is unlikely for Gagne to make the team!! Thank the dear Lord. Watching him pitch is painful and I don't think he went more than one or two innings last season without at least giving up a hit, and most of the time some runs.

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