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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:00 pm

cwrtlm wrote:Is it Rich Hill time???? I know he is still struggling some at Iowa, but the time is now. What about going out and getting Rich Harden?

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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby cwrtlm » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:46 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
cwrtlm wrote:Is it Rich Hill time???? I know he is still struggling some at Iowa, but the time is now. What about going out and getting Rich Harden?

Replacing a DL'd pitcher with Rich Harden? HA! ;-7


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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby Slow Pitch » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:02 pm

The longer we go w/ out an update has to be looking worse & worse for Z. :-o
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby gatorgreenwell » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:05 pm

Zambrano had an arthrogram.

FYI-

An arthrogram is used to find the cause of ongoing,
unexplained joint pain, swelling, or abnormal movement of
your joint. It may be done alone or before other tests, such as MRI, CT, or arthroscopy.

An arthrogram is used to:

-Find problems in your joint capsule, ligaments,
cartilage (including tears, degeneration, or disease), and
the bones in the joint.

-In your shoulder, it may be used to help find rotator
cuff tears and the cause of a frozen shoulder.

Apparently the results of an arthrogram are able to be known almost immediately. This would lead one to think that if the cubs don't announce that Zambrano is a-ok, then something is amiss.
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby TitusIII » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:11 pm

I'm sure its been posted, but Buster Olney reported the MRI showed a sprain, and he will miss at least 2 starts. Get that offer for CC ready, Jim!
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby gatorgreenwell » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:34 pm

Steve Stone said Rich Harden's name keeps coming up with regard to a potential cubs pickup.
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby Slow Pitch » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:52 pm

TitusIII wrote:I'm sure its been posted, but Buster Olney reported the MRI showed a sprain, and he will miss at least 2 starts. Get that offer for CC ready, Jim!


This is the first I heard of that. Just a sprain? That would seem to be good news. Doesnt sound to definitive though. If all he misses is his next 2 starts I will do cartwheels.
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby DisabledListInformer » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:31 pm

If you look on ChicagoSports.com, they say it was a "mild shoulder strain" which could be just about anything. My money would be a rotator cuff strain (which is a low-grade tear). This is probably going to be a situation similar to Daisuke's shoulder strain.

The fact that they used an MRA instead of an MRI (MRA being a lot more accurate), means they were either looking for something very specific within the joint, or they simply didn't want to chance being wrong with the MRI on their ace, and being killed any further by the media for injury-related issues to their pitching staff!
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby freeling_prideful » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:25 am

How would you guys evaluate the chances of him being DL'ed vs. just skipped over for a start?

I personally want him DL'ed for fantasy purposes (strange, right?) b/c next week I have a big matchup w/ 2nd place and I wouldn't mind being able to pick up an extra useable pitcher instead of having Zambrano take up space on my bench.
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Re: Zambrano potential shoulder injury

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:32 am

No damage found to Carlos Zambrano's shoulder

No serious damage to his shoulder, but DL stint likely

By Paul Sullivan | Tribune reporter
June 21, 2008

The mini-crisis involving Carlos Zambrano and his $91 million shoulder apparently has turned out to be a minor scare for the Cubs.

An MRI arthrogram of Zambrano's right shoulder found no damage to the labrum or rotator cuff, and only a minor muscle strain, the Cubs announced after Friday's 4-3 victory over the White Sox.

That was encouraging news to general manager Jim Hendry, who would have had to go in the market for a big-name pitcher if Zambrano were to be lost for any significant period of time.

"The MRI was good news," Hendry said. "The two worrisome parts of the shoulder are the labrum and the rotator cuff, and they're in very, very good shape for a man who has pitched as many innings in the big leagues as he has the last six, seven years."

Hendry reiterated that Zambrano's shoulder issue is not related to the neck spasms he suffered last month. But Zambrano is likely to go on the disabled list and probably will miss two starts as the Cubs take a cautious approach with him.

Outfielder Eric Patterson will be called up from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday to help alleviate a shaky outfield situation with Reed Johnson (back) and Jim Edmonds (foot) nursing injuries.

With an off-day Monday, the Cubs can go with a four-man rotation until next Saturday against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Sean Marshall probably will be called up from Iowa next week to start that game.

Hendry has not been calling general managers around the league to see who's available, although everyone in baseball suspects Cleveland is getting ready to put C.C. Sabathia on the trading block. He said he hasn't done anything differently since Zambrano got hurt Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.

"We're going to try to get better at the appropriate time if we can during the year," Hendry said. "And whether we can add a player or a pitcher down the road, that's a long way from anybody having the answer to that. Even if you want to do something in the trade market, that doesn't mean you're going to end up with a cooperative situation or something that makes sense."
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