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Postby MendozaLineup » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:51 pm

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-ang ... 2069.story

another injury for a top SP and we haven't started the season yet....great.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby ivanhack » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:21 pm

Looks like he's off to the DL. Any indication as to how long he'll be out? Will he be ready to go once he is eligible?

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John Lackey received a cortisone shot in his ailing right elbow Saturday and will be shut down for the next few days.

As for his return to action? "If we get the elbow (pain) down, it could be a couple of weeks," Dr. Lewis Yocum said Saturday. There's no indication yet that he'll need surgery, but it's pretty clear that he'll start the season on the disabled list.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby Geek » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:49 pm

ivanhack wrote:Looks like he's off to the DL. Any indication as to how long he'll be out? Will he be ready to go once he is eligible?

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John Lackey received a cortisone shot in his ailing right elbow Saturday and will be shut down for the next few days.

As for his return to action? "If we get the elbow (pain) down, it could be a couple of weeks," Dr. Lewis Yocum said Saturday. There's no indication yet that he'll need surgery, but it's pretty clear that he'll start the season on the disabled list.

He should have signed that big contract extension. Good luck getting anything more than a 1-2 year deal now, Big John.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby Fish Tacos » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:49 pm

any idea when he will make it on to the yahoo DL listing?
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby Homoudont » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:57 am

He won't be on the DL for Fantasy purposes till the Angels put him on the DL. Since this injury may be just a issue of inflammation and rest may be the best recipe, there is a chance the Angels wait to the last minute and not put him on the DL till April 9th/10th when they need a 5th starter. Pretty much just push back his start till the 5th starter position and if he's not ready just retroactive his DL stint to the first game of the year.

So the answer is anywhere from NOW (unlikely) to April 10th (unlikely). My guess would be they need to re-examine and monitor him to see how he progresses. If there is a need for surgery then they would DL him at the start of the season.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby Homoudont » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:30 am

Mar 29 Lackey has been diagnosed with an elbow strain and will be out "for a couple of weeks," the LA Times reports.

Recommendation: There is no structural damage in Lackey's elbow, but he's been feeling discomfort since last Sunday. The Angels have yet to set a specific date for his return; but Lackey will definitely open the season on the disabled list so fantasy owners should plan accordingly.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby ivanhack » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:17 pm

According to ESPN.COM Lackey is expected to be out until the End of April or Early May:

The Angels are "encouraged" by the latest MRI results on John Lackey's right elbow and expect their ace to be on the mound for them by the end of April or early May, general manager Tony Reagins said Monday.

Reagins told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney that Lackey's injury isn't as significant as the injury he had last year that also caused him to miss the start of the season. He pitched his first game May 14 of last season and ended up throwing 163 1/3 innings.

"We're encouraged by this," Reagins said. The GM said the team is working to get the inflammation out of Lackey's elbow now.

Lackey received a cortisone shot in his right elbow last week in an attempt to relieve the pain in his ailing arm.

Lackey is one of three Los Angeles starters who will not be ready to open the season with the team. Right-hander Ervin Santana (elbow) and Kelvim Escobar (shoulder) also are sidelined.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:21 pm

I have the same question as Fish Tacos, any idea when the Angels officially put him on the DL? I could really use the roster spot.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:23 pm

most likely when the camp breaks, at the end of this week.
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Re: Lackey has Elbow Problems

Postby Sho Nuff » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:09 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I have the same question as Fish Tacos, any idea when the Angels officially put him on the DL? I could really use the roster spot.


Same here...Hoffman to the DL helped clear one...now with Lackey out and Price in the minors, I need another roster spot to make a pickup.
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