Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm at .167. Me > Mackowiak, Langerhans

Remember last night's post about what I would do if I were GM of the Nats? Actions 1 and 2 of 12 has been completed. Zimmerman is headed to the DL, with Kory Casto being called up with the corresponding move. You can refer back to yesterday on why this is a good idea.

Now we must turn our attention to something else: OH CRAP, THE FRANCHISE PLAYER IS HURT!

Per Nationals.com,
The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list on Monday because of a slightly torn labrum in his left shoulder and are expected to recall infielder/outfielder Kory Casto from Triple-A Columbus.

Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, Washington's orthopedist, advocated rest and anti-inflammatory medications for Zimmerman. However, the Nationals are consulting with Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., Reds orthopedist Dr. Timothy Kremchek and Dr. Robert Cofield of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to determine if surgery is necessary. The club sent Zimmerman's MRI via Federal Express to the doctors on Monday.
I'm no doctor, but I do know how to panic. A torn labrum is serious business, although it's in his non-throwing shoulder, and is only slightly torn (like Hillary Clinton is only slightly a woman). Hopefully Shaffer's "rest and anti-inflammatory" plan (OUR FRANCHISE PLAYER IS FLAMMABLE?!? OR INFLAMMABLE?!? EEK!) will heal him soon, because he is about the only reason to go to the ballpark on some nights.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, now, Hoagie, don't dump all over Hillary just cuz you're sore (get it? :) about Zimmerman!


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