stumpak wrote:I believe he is supposed to be out at least until july/august. Also, he perfers the bullpen so its likely the M's would leave him there for this year when he returns.
Wow, I didn't think he'd be out that long....I thought that he was originally hurt last April or May, but it must have been later than that. Thanks for the info.
he got hurt after the first week of the season and the mariners completely shut him down for a few months, and eventually the whole season.. when he wasn't getting better they finally decided he needed TJ surgery, this was around september i think. last i heard for a return was july/august too (at the earliest)..
i can't see him ever starting again for a few reasons
1. he wants to stay in relief
2. the mariners wont want to risk his arm when he returns
3. he might not have enough stamina to handle starting
4. they have enough young pitchers to cover the rotation, and its not worth the risk. maybe a couple of years from now, things might look different, but i dont really see that happening. i'm guessing they would at least have to see how he responds in relief for a couple of seasons first