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Swarzak out with rib injury
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:29 PM
"When he was up here for TwinsFest, he was messing around with a couple guys and cracked a couple ribs, so he'll be out a month," Ryan said. "He was wrestling around. It was some horseplay. He was out with a couple friends and the team and cracked a couple ribs fooling around. It wasn't a fight or anything. It was just bad judgment wrestling around."
bruised a rib or two last Spring, and it was a problem for a good 3-4 months. Hope he can recover quickly!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:03 PM
4:30-4:50 pm Brian Dozier
5:15-5:35 pm Justin Morneau
6:00-6:20 pm Josh Willingham
6:45-7:05 pm Anthony Swarzak
7:20-7:40 pm Casey Fien
7:50-8:10 pm Trevor Plouffe
8:20-8:50 pm Kent Hrbek
I know Bollinger stated that it was specifically teammates, but wouldn't it be something if it was actually Hrbek, the wrestling aficionado, who put the body slam on him?
More than likely, though, the candidates would be Dozier or Plouffe, who already have spent time in Gardy's VIP Kennels, a.k.a. the doghouse. Willingham and Morneau would seem unlikely to risk aggravating their own chronic injuries, and Fien just doesn't seem the type or the size.
Edited by ashburyjohn, 07 February 2013 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:22 PM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:28 PM
If they DL him quickly it opens up a spot on the 40-man and makes some of our current speculation a little less pointless. Is the DL even an option at this point in the offseason? But more than likely they will do their typical "let's give it some rest and make a decision later when we have a better idea about it."
First, only a 60-DL stint opens up a spot on the 40-man, the standard 15-day doesn't.
Second, I think you put a player on the 15-day DL towards the end of ST, but you can't use the 60-Day DL until spring training.
Third, when using the 60-Day DL you have to fill the open 40-man spot immediately.
Since Swarzak is a reliever, if he is working out by the beginning of March and throwing with out pain he will probably be good to go by the time the season starts. If it isn't until mid-March he will probably be DL'ed and sent to extended ST for rehab.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:44 PM
I guess it depends on how long it takes Swarzak to recover. If he's ready at or near opening day it won't matter.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:35 PM
Third, when using the 60-Day DL you have to fill the open 40-man spot immediately..
Usually it happens the other way around: you do not place anyone on the 60-day unless you fill that spot.
Cracked ribs can be really hard for a pitcher and those things take time (and stillness) to heal. Former Twin Dan Slowey lost all season last year with cracked ribs.
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