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Postby jabe26 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:18 pm

is rinske closing or what??
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Postby Stand Pat » Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:21 pm

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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:44 pm

Indians' Wickman Has Sprained Elbow

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Cleveland Indians reliever Bob Wickman will miss the first half of the season because of a sprained right elbow.

The 35-year-old right-hander, who had been expected to be the team's closer, had reconstructive elbow surgery in December 2002 and missed last season.

He will rest the elbow four to weeks, then begin a throwing program lasting another six weeks, Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said Thursday.


Looks like Wickman is out for a while...I think they will move Riske up to closer and Jose Jimenez behind him.... :-)
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Postby jonnyblack » Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:51 pm

he's done for now, Riske is the man, and if he doesn't lose his head, he'll be the man all season.
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Postby kabd69667 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:56 pm

riske will have the position locked up if he pitches like he did during the second half of last season. Once they see what riske can do, the tribe will never look back.
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Postby jbomb » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:20 pm

wickman is history - its riske's job to lose - dont look for wickman to do much of anything this year
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