Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, April 13, 2009

Glavine leaves start with discomfort in shoulder

Can The Zopfic Theory be correct?! Southerner bails.

Tom Glavine felt discomfort in his pitching shoulder Sunday while batting during a rehabilitation start for Class AA Mississippi and left after two innings. The veteran pitcher said he felt it while swinging, not throwing.

“It was all from swinging, felt great before,” Glavine said in a text message.

The Braves said the 43-year-old left-hander would be evaluated after returning to Atlanta.

“I don’t know how bad it is, or if it’s serious at all,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said.

Glavine said he didn’t have a gut feeling about the severity, either. At the least, the setback could prevent him from making his planned season debut Saturday at Pittsburgh.

Repoz Posted: April 13, 2009 at 11:41 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, minor leagues

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Latnam's first name is Bob Lemon's middle name Posted: April 13, 2009 at 12:31 PM (#3135867)
I, for one, welcome our new Tommy Hanson overlord.
   2. Colin Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:43 PM (#3135910)
But...what's the implication for Jeff Francoeur?
   3. Chipper Jonestown Massacre Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:44 PM (#3135915)
The Braves will probably go with either Jorge Campillo in a spot start, or bring up a pitcher already on the 40-man roster, like Reyes or Morton, rather than start Hanson's arbitation clock ticking...
   4. zonk Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:54 PM (#3135925)
Hanson couldn't even make it through 5 in his first triple A start... something about wasting a lot of pitches on strikeouts.
   5. Lassus Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:03 PM (#3135936)
Now, there's a shock.
   6. Swoboda is freedom Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:23 PM (#3135963)
The veteran pitcher said he felt it while swinging, not throwing.

A golf club or a baseball bat?
   7. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:39 PM (#3135978)
I'm devastated...oh, wait...make that 'disappointed.'
   8. flournoy Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:06 PM (#3136236)
Baseball Reference has Derek Lowe listed as 6'6", 170 lbs. Uhh... yeah, unlikely. Yahoo has his weight as 230, which is actually plausible.
   9. Honkie Kong Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:16 PM (#3136256)
I don't Tommy Hanson is going to be called up ( esp given plans for him to be the SP for the Gwinett opener on 17th).
Think Campillo deserves a shot after his yeoman work last year. Reyes and Morton ( 6ip, 12Ks! ) are in line too.
Just how bad is that Charlotte team?
   10. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:44 PM (#3136310)
Is it bad that I had a "Tom Glavine is still playing???" moment when I saw this headline?

Growing up, Tom Glavine was one of my favorite pitchers to watch. As a Mets fan, this was all very confusing until we signed him.
   11. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:47 PM (#3136322)
But...what's the implication for Jeff Francoeur?

More importantly, how does this affect Frank Tanana?
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:55 PM (#3136340)


Baseball Reference has Derek Lowe listed as 6'6", 170 lbs. Uhh... yeah, unlikely. Yahoo has his weight as 230, which is actually plausible.


curious, what weight should BB-reference use? I can understand Yahoo since it's more about reporting current stuff, but if for guys who are retired, like Aaron or Ruth what do you use?
   13. Kyle S at work Posted: April 13, 2009 at 07:02 PM (#3136356)
(IMHO) weight should be tied to a season. Unlike height, it is not a constant for ballplayers.
   14. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 07:12 PM (#3136379)
(IMHO) weight should be tied to a season. Unlike height, it is not a constant for ballplayers.


I agree with this, but teams are notorious for fudging player sizes. Is there any sort of reliable resource for them? I get the feeling BB-Ref is good if you want to know what a player was when he broke into MLB, and not much else.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogSpector: Negative run differential doesn't tell whole story for first-place Cardinals
(7 - 8:01pm, Sep 02)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogThe indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
(24 - 7:59pm, Sep 02)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogAdam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event
(20 - 7:57pm, Sep 02)
Last: zonk

NewsblogGleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are
(10 - 7:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-2-2014
(8 - 7:36pm, Sep 02)
Last: esseff

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-2-2014
(39 - 7:36pm, Sep 02)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogBrewers prospect plays every position, all in one game
(16 - 7:31pm, Sep 02)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogRobothal: Tension growing between Astros' manager, GM
(43 - 7:31pm, Sep 02)
Last: Zach

NewsblogNewsweek: Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?
(8 - 7:24pm, Sep 02)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(309 - 7:20pm, Sep 02)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogPhoto of the day: Bill Murray, indy league ticket-taker
(121 - 7:17pm, Sep 02)
Last: Esoteric

NewsblogExpanded Rosters Exacerbate Baseball’s Biggest Issue
(28 - 7:15pm, Sep 02)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(6 - 7:05pm, Sep 02)
Last: Robert in Manhattan Beach

NewsblogBPP: Why do people still think Jack Morris pitched to the score?
(33 - 6:59pm, Sep 02)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogTrevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction seems inevitable
(83 - 6:30pm, Sep 02)
Last: The District Attorney

Page rendered in 0.2328 seconds
52 querie(s) executed