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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Grant Balfour out 4-6 weeks

Manager Bob Melvin announced this morning that closer Grant Balfour has a meniscus tear in his right knee that will be repaired via arthroscopic surgery this afternoon. This is not a torn ligament, it’s much more minor, and arthroscopic surgery means a short recovery time; the A’s estimate he will be back pitching in 4-6 weeks. That means he very well could be ready for Opening Day.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: February 14, 2013 at 01:22 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: February 14, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4369945)
See, it doesn't really feel like February until the first Oakland Athletical goes down with an injury.
   2. Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined Posted: February 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM (#4370292)
Grant Balfour should be a hockey player.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: February 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM (#4370294)
They are replacing him with Deny Strikthree
   4. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4370349)
The hilarious thing is, Athletics Nation literally tweeted "No ACL tears. Yet. #progress" on 2/13.

What I don't get about this is, it was a lingering injury from the end of last season that he evidently tweaked immediately upon beginning camp.
   5. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: February 15, 2013 at 03:51 PM (#4370387)
I would think Ryan Cook will close at the start of the year if Balfour doesn't make it back by opening day.
   6. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: February 15, 2013 at 04:30 PM (#4370408)
Party line is Cook and Doolittle are the options. I'd guess Cook as well.

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