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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neyer: Braves Lose Ben Sheets To Shoulder Injury

Friday night, Ben Sheets made his eighth start this season for the Atlanta Braves. He didn’t survive the fifth inning, and Saturday morning Sheets was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with shoulder inflammation. His roster spot was filled by veteran right-hander Miguel Batista, who was summoned from Class AAA and will pitch out of the bullpen. It’s not yet clear who will fill Sheets’ slot in the Braves’ rotation.

The District Attorney Posted: August 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 25, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4218126)
it was fun while it last bennie

don't stop until nobody returns your calls big fella. retirement is forever
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4218128)
retirement is forever


Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Garth Brooks beg to differ.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 25, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4218146)
It’s not yet clear who will fill Sheets’ slot in the Braves’ rotation.

Mark Prior is available.
   4. Brian White Posted: August 25, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4218150)
Well, that's to be expected. All in all, the Ben Sheets experience was what we thought it would be: he'd be effective up until his arm blew up. 48 innings of a 3.54 ERA was just great for what they were paying him.

Anyway, the Braves can absorb the loss since management finally pulled their heads out of their rear ends and stuck Kris Medlen in the rotation. It also helps that Mike Minor has managed to go two whole months without giving up three home runs in a game. They've had a six man rotation, and now they just go back down to five.
   5. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 25, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4218154)
"You don't retire at your convenience... you don't die when you're ready. There are no announcements. There are no invitations. You're just gone."
- Reggie Jackson
   6. Sweatpants Posted: August 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4218160)
It’s not yet clear who will fill Sheets’ slot in the Braves’ rotation.
They were using a six-man rotation (Hudson, Hanson, Minor, Sheets, Medlen, Maholm), so now they're probably just going back to five.

Sheets' curve, though not what it once was, was still a beauty.
   7. Bruce Markusen Posted: August 25, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4218181)
I say this with all seriousness. Sheets is probably near the end of the line as an active major leaguer, so why not just pitch through the inflammation (unless it's something worse than that)? He's got a chance to pitch for the Braves in the postseason, so why not pitch through the discomfort and make one last run at the postseason glory?

I would think if he is seriously hurt and needs another arm operation, then that would be it for his career. Would be curious to hear some reaction.
   8. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: August 25, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4218192)
He's been knocked around pretty good his last three starts. If the inflammation is the reason, and it's not going anywhere, there is little reason for the Braves to continue to put him out there.
   9. Jay Z Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4218215)
I say this with all seriousness. Sheets is probably near the end of the line as an active major leaguer, so why not just pitch through the inflammation (unless it's something worse than that)? He's got a chance to pitch for the Braves in the postseason, so why not pitch through the discomfort and make one last run at the postseason glory?

I would think if he is seriously hurt and needs another arm operation, then that would be it for his career. Would be curious to hear some reaction.


He did this late in the season for the Brewers in 2008, and had nothing. Maybe some pitchers could do that. I don't think he's one of those guys.
   10. flournoy Posted: August 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4218315)
Exactly. I'm willing to bet that if the decision were up to Sheets, he'd try to pitch through it. The Braves don't have any reason to let him do that. He was going to be the odd man out of the rotation anyway, so by disabling him, they give him some time to recover, and get to call up a reliever to replace him. He may still be of some use out of the bullpen later on this year.

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