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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:03 pm

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Armando Benitez is hurting again. The closer received a cortisone injection in his left knee on Tuesday that will keep him out for at least a few days. The Oakland Tribune reports that Benitez experienced swelling after aggravating the knee on Sunday against he Padres. In that game, Benitez threw 36 pitches and allowed six runs before being relieved after retiring just one batter. Trainer Stan Conte said the new injury, diagnosed as an inflamed bursa sac, has nothing to do with the surgically-repaired hamstring that kept Benitez out for most of last season.

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Benitez looked good late last year after returning from the hamstring injury, but it is reassuring that the latest malady has nothing to do with that problem. Still, any knee injury is disconcerting, especially considering Armando weighs in at a robust 260 pounds. The Giants are concerned about Benitez compensating for the knee injury, so they'll shut him down for a few days and hope the cortisone shot allows him to pitch pain-free. Tim Worrell and Tyler Walker both have closing experience should this injury continue to nag Benitez.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:09 pm

Sucks, its probably a closer by committe situation now.
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:15 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Sucks, its probably a closer by committe situation now.



You pitchers are starting to drop like flys... :-o

If if isn't closer by committee who will get the nod at closer for the gaints?
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Postby RAmst23 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:17 pm

Benitez isn't on the DL yet, and still could be solid this year. Though it is time to start worrying.

Worrell is probably first in line for saves.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:48 pm

I'd love to see them give the ball to Valdez. I think he would be dominating.
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Postby Thursday » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:53 pm

Nice thread, i almost drafted this dude. Unfortunately, wrong forum. Hammy will be here soon.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:54 pm

I was thinking they'd go Tyler Walker which is also who we have on the closer watch here in Leftovers as second in line...does anyone have any news articles indicating a preference one way or the other?
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:58 pm

Well, the Prior and Sheets news didn't get eaten.
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:03 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Well, the Prior and Sheets news didn't get eaten.



Actually the Prior one did (after some time)
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:05 pm

was gonna target him as my #2 closer late.....

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