BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kip Wells has a blood clot close to his right arm, and his season is in jeopardy.
General manager Dave Littlefield described the clot as a "100 percent blockage" of an artery under the clavicle, the primary vessel that carries blood from the chest to the arms.
He will likely need surgery and will miss the year. Too bad Kip, was going to keep an eye out. Good luck.
I wonder what kind of impact this will have on the Pirates staff. Could be some young pitchers are thrown into the mix. Maybe Pat Maholm just became a bonifide sleeper.