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Postby FantasyFreak » Mon May 07, 2007 8:00 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2863225

DETROIT -- Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya is expected to be out for 12 weeks because of a ruptured tendon in his middle right finger.

Zumaya, who regularly throws fastballs at over 100 mph, hurt himself while warming up Saturday night at Kansas City. He was examined Monday in New York by Dr. Charles Melone, who was scheduled to perform surgery Thursday.

After he was injured, Zumaya said he felt a "shocking pain" because of the injury.

"I thought maybe my knuckle cracked," he said Saturday. "I went to a curveball and I couldn't even grip the ball. I threw another fastball and it popped again, and a sharp pain ran through my finger. I called down and said, 'I need a trainer quick.'"

Zumaya is a key member of a strong bullpen that helped Detroit win the AL pennant last season. He is 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA this season, striking out 17 in 17 1/3 innings.

Right-hander Aquilino Lopez was called up when Zumaya went on the disabled list. Righty Jose Mesa will likely pitch more with Zumaya out, and Fernando Rodney and Todd Jones will close out games.
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Postby crimson knuckles » Mon May 07, 2007 8:23 pm

Yeah, I dropped him....shitty news
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Postby frankadelic » Mon May 07, 2007 9:37 pm

ugh. I'll miss his strikeouts.
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Postby Kabbie4 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:12 am

Oh man! Atleast he didn't hurt himself playing Wii boxing or something!
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue May 08, 2007 4:15 am

i put him on the DL but i will have no problem dropping him if i need the spot. i guess my zumaya/broxton strategy didnt work out like i planned considering i have already dropped broxton and now zumaya is hurt. i guess this boosts todd jones's value just a smidge now. :-[
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Postby BklynsFinest » Tue May 08, 2007 7:07 am

Snakes Gould wrote:i put him on the DL but i will have no problem dropping him if i need the spot. i guess my zumaya/broxton strategy didnt work out like i planned considering i have already dropped broxton and now zumaya is hurt. i guess this boosts todd jones's value just a smidge now. :-[


Drop him him!! I had the same surgery and it took about 6-7 months before I could properly grip anything.
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Postby soxfan364 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:05 pm

Bummer... I put him on the DL for now but maybe I'll just drop him
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue May 08, 2007 1:39 pm

BklynsFinest wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i put him on the DL but i will have no problem dropping him if i need the spot. i guess my zumaya/broxton strategy didnt work out like i planned considering i have already dropped broxton and now zumaya is hurt. i guess this boosts todd jones's value just a smidge now. :-[


Drop him him!! I had the same surgery and it took about 6-7 months before I could properly grip anything.


i have a DL spot, why would i just drop him outright ? :-?
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Postby BklynsFinest » Tue May 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
BklynsFinest wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i put him on the DL but i will have no problem dropping him if i need the spot. i guess my zumaya/broxton strategy didnt work out like i planned considering i have already dropped broxton and now zumaya is hurt. i guess this boosts todd jones's value just a smidge now. :-[


Drop him him!! I had the same surgery and it took about 6-7 months before I could properly grip anything.


i have a DL spot, why would i just drop him outright ? :-?


You dont have to drop him if you dont want. I am just letting you know that he will NOT return this year. Flexor tendon injuries are devastating on the hand and I assure you he wont return this year. Post Op he will require at the very least 4-5 months of occupational therapy. I would drop him and perhaps pick up a player that may be on WW on the DL with potential to return...this guy is done this year.
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