Friday, August 27, 2010

The Best Laid Plans

From Joseph White of the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP)—Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing the pitcher’s promising rookie season to an abrupt end.

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Friday an MRI exam on the right elbow revealed a “significant tear.” Strasburg will travel to the West Coast for a second opinion, but Rizzo anticipates the 22-year-old right-hander will need the ligament replacement operation that requires 12 to 18 months of rehabilitation.

Sometimes you can't count on your chickens even after they hatch.

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