Monday, March 26, 2007

Wood to start season on the DL

The title of this article is the equivalent of "The sky is blue". Let's face it we all knew this was coming. Despite #34's proclamations that he was ready to go. We all knew he wasn't. In today's Bright One there is confirmation:

It was unclear whether Wood aggravated the triceps strain that sidelined him for close to two weeks this month, but a team source confirmed that Wood was hurt again after he pitched one inning of relief Sunday and that he's scheduled to be examined by the team doctor this morning.

We'll probably know later today what is wrong with Wood. Speculation in the article points to one pitch Wood made to Angels super-prospect Howie Kendrick:

Wood, who threw a powerful nine-pitch inning in his previous appearance Friday, looked uncomfortable at times Sunday, especially after a fastball got away from him well high and outside while pitching to Howie Kendrick with one out and one on.

Catcher Michael Barrett went to the mound after that pitch. Barrett was not available to the media after the game.

Thankfully this team is no longer counting on this guy.

UPDATE 1:02 PM: According to the worldwide leader the issue for Wood is his right shoulder. There's a surprise (yawn).

Baseball blog aficionado Paul Sullivan has Wood being shutdown "until further notice".

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