Thursday, March 19, 2009

Padres lose another pitcher to injury

Speaking of ill-timed injuries, sidewinder Mark Worrell has been shut down by the San Diego Padres for soreness in his pitching elbow.

Padres' manager Bud Black: "He came out of the game Tuesday with soreness. We're going to let it quiet down. We might possibly do some further tests."

Worrell returned to San Diego to be examined by team doctors, after which Black said, "it doesn't look great."

Worrell was a guy that the Padres really liked as a late inning specialist and he had a good shot at being that guy, but after the pain intensified after being pulled from the game on Tuesday, the Padres had to know that they weren't going to get good news back. Where the team goes now is anyone's guess. They could look internally, or the more likely scenario is GM Kevin Towers looking outside the team to find a late inning reliever. We'll just have to see who Towers comes up with.

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