Saturday, July 22, 2006

NIH: Catching up

This is NIH coming at you from its new homebase in beautiful south Arlington, and filling in all the news that I missed reporting on while in the process of moving.

First off the bat, John Patterson's surgery is being termed "successfuly." They relieved some pressure that the Median Nerve was under, sewed him back up, and he should be right as rain...however unlikely this season. He'll be in a split for a good 6-8 weeks, and then go through recovery after that. By the time he works his way through rehab assignements, the season will likely be over. So, probably the last we've seen of the Big Nasty this time around.

Jose Guillen's chances of being traded got even worse when the Nationals had to just flat out put him on the DL, retro doesn't matter, because he'll still be on the DL when the trading deadline comes and goes. Now, there's no reason he can't be traded while on the DL, but the kinds of teams that are looking to pick up players are also looking for them to be able to make an actual impact, and not just languish away with an injury.

Damian Jackson and his esophageal woes landed him on the DL as well. However, whether this move reflected his inability to play for awhile, or whether it was just done to bring up a pitcher to fill out the injury plagued rotation is anyone's guess.


At 10:22 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Apparently that total waste of 2005 roster space Tony Blanco also had surgery on Friday - torn labrum in his right shoulder.


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