Jun 27 Isrinhausen was not available to pitch Friday night after feeling a pop in his knee while stretching Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Recommendation: The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Isringhausen could be moved to the disabled list as early as Saturday. "There’s clearly some reason for concern at this point," general manager John Mozeliak said. "It’s frustrating, that’s for sure. It was nice to see the success he was starting to have, and I’m very hopeful that this isn’t a serious injury." This is a tough break for Isringhausen, who had looked good in limited action since coming off the DL, but great news for Ryan Franklin owners.
Also from Yahoo:
Jun 27 Matthew Leach, of MLB.com, reports St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Isringhausen (knee) is dealing with a right knee problem and could be headed to the disabled list this weekend. He felt something pop in his knee Thursday, June 26, and said it is a strained ligament, a strained capsule and a strained tendon. Isringhausen underwent an MRI Friday, June 27, but the team will wait for team physician, Dr. George Paletta, to review the results before they decide on a roster move.
And from Rotoworld:
Jun. 27 - 6:52 pm et
Jason Isringhausen had an MRI on his knee on Friday and could land on the disabled list.
Now we know why he was visited by the trainer during his 2 1/3-inning appearance on Thursday. Isringhausen said he was told he has a strained ligament, a strained tendon and a strain of the knee capsule. That's likely to shut him down through the All-Star break.
Looks like LaRussa's plan to get Izzy back on the DL by having him pitch multiple inning a game a couple times since coming off the DL worked perfectly. I guess Dusty Baker isn't the only one to overuse his pitchers.