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#1 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

I just got a text saying that Zumaya just walked off the mound with the trainer. Uh oh.

#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

Keep us updated.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

Souhan tweeted "Never draw conclusions from BP but Zumaya is throwing quite hard. It seems."

Three minutes later, he tweeted "Zumaya ends session early. Walks off with trainer. Says he's ok but..."

#4 Parker Hageman

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

The beat writers on Twitter did not make it sound urgent so hopefully it was just a bit of recovery discomfort and not something more. But it is Zumaya soe...

#5 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

I hope so. I know the chances are slim to none that he'll be healthy all year, but he's one of those guys that I've always enjoyed watching play. It will be nice to finally see him in Twins jersey (hopefully), like Thome was, like Buehrle would have been, and like I dream Verlander someday will be.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

Zumaya hasn't thrown more than 38.1 innings in any season since 2006. No chance he contributes a single thing this year, but he was a low-risk signing. Human arms just aren't built to handle the torque associated with his delivery. Hopefully his Guitar Hero playing days are not done.

#7 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

No chance he contributes a single thing this year...


Geez, I don't know if I'd go that far. He did help break in Herrmann's catcher's mitt a little before walking off the field, right?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

Suggestion: Stop reading/listening to Souhan. Your mental health will be better for it.

#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Fran, I completely agree... I just thought the two tweets, just three minutes apart, were just so opposite. He looks great, he's throwing really hard... he walked off the mound with a trainer... hopefully it is just some normal discomfort.

#10 Andrew Bryz-Gornia

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

If this does end up being serious, we'll see if the Twins had a backup plan like Aaron Gleeman wanted. I'm leaning towards Twins Geek's answer, and that's a no.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

Got ESPN 1500 on and there is nothing there yet... Heyman tweeted that "Zumaya felt something". The Twins' beat writers say he's not talking to the media but they are waiting Ryan to announce something. Mackey said "it looks like elbow" . But hard to tell unless he gets it examined. Could be muscular as well... Who knows. Too early to start getting upset about it. Hope it is nothing
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:08 AM

Why would you just walk off the mound, if you are not injured?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hopefully it is nothing major. The Twins need something to go right for the bullpen to be successful this year. the front office for the Twins seemed excited about what he could bring to the organization. It seems like history is repeating itself and Zumaya's history is hard to ignore. Fingers crossed for no bad news

#14 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Zumaya won't be speaking to the media. Terry Ryan, however, will be providing an update (per Twitter).

#15 Parker Hageman

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

Well, at least if Zumaya is injured the Twins can still fall back on...um...oh, right...

#16 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

Eddie Guardado is already in camp. And from what I remember he's ready Everyday.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

I am hoping it is nothing serious. But if he is going to get injured, it would be better if it happened now.
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#18 markroehl

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

We shouldn't worry with all the bullpen help that the twins acquired in the offseason... :)

#19 Thrylos

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

Bollinger now calls it "apparent elbow injury" as well... (Mackey said so pretty much when happened.)
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#20 Evan Grabouski

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

MRI tomorrow, per Bollinger. Terry Ryan will talk with the media in about a half hour.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

I agree with TwinsGuy55422 -- better now than a couple of months from now. I still wish him well, though.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Seems natural for him (and Twins) to be a little over cautious. This is make it or break it for him this year.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

TR said the Zumaya's issue is on the "inside of the elbow". Best case scenario: Scar tissue; worse case: TJ Surgery. MRI tomorrow will tell...
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#24 John Bonnes

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

Well. This season seems familiar, so far. Ugh.

So on the first day that hitters report, Morneau basically says he may need to consider retiring, and on his first bullpen session, Joel Zumaya hurts his elbow. Maybe the Twins should have considered some Season Insurance.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

http://www.theonion....ng-pitch,27183/

#26 minn55441

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

I hope it turns out to be nothing. But honestly, with his track record it almost seems like it is just a matter of when rather than if.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

Darn! mikee, I think you beat me to this....

The Onion: Joel Zumaya Agrees To Throw One Last Amazing Pitch

"MINNEAPOLIS—Injury-plagued fireball reliever Joel Zumaya informed reporters Monday that his new $800,000 contract with the Twins obligates him to throw one last beautifully self-destructive pitch that will finally annihilate his arm forever...."

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

Maybe Zumaya needs to warm up slower. Give that healing elbow more time to get used to the work load. Makes me wonder how a little guy like Tim Lincecum throws mid-90's. Could a big guy like Zumaya get more power from his legs and body?

#29 VATwinsFan

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

So it sounds like the Twins will now be down to 32 pitchers in spring training.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

It was too funny to not get out there right away!!

Darn! mikee, I think you beat me to this....

The Onion: Joel Zumaya Agrees To Throw One Last Amazing Pitch

"MINNEAPOLIS—Injury-plagued fireball reliever Joel Zumaya informed reporters Monday that his new $800,000 contract with the Twins obligates him to throw one last beautifully self-destructive pitch that will finally annihilate his arm forever...."