Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kelvim Escobar unlikely to anchor your rotation

From the L.A. Times:

Escobar ceased throwing after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder Sunday. "I'm concerned, I don't know what's going to happen, I don't even know if I'll be able to pitch again," Escobar said. "I'm still young. I'll be 32 in two weeks, but retirement is getting into my head, because it's hard to rehab. I want to be out there playing, and I've done everything I can do to be healthy." According to the Los Angeles Times, Escobar plans to see if two weeks off improve his shoulder before likely seeing a specialist to determine whether surgery is necessary.

What can I say at this point? Teams lie about injuries, players don't want to admit how injured they are, and you should never believe the "he'll return in X weeks" nonsense unless you're a doctor and saw the MRI results yourself.

Since just about everyone's already drafted, I'll tell you this: if you took a mid round flier on Escobar, it was a wasted pick. Go grab a Scott Baker type.

1 comment:

Pogue009 said...

Speaking of injuries what do you want to bet that Kaz Matsui doesn't "sit out" untill april 15th? My money would be on him laying gently on his stomach.