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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Red Sox notes: Nathan Eovaldi considering surgery to treat loose body in elbow

It started as an unsettling off day Thursday, when Eovaldi suddenly realized he couldn’t straighten his arm. An MRI revealed loose bodies in his elbow, an issue he also had in March 2018, when he needed arthroscopic surgery to remove them and missed two months while still with the Tampa Bay Rays.

This time, though, he could return even quicker since he’s not simultaneously recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he felt like prolonged his recovery and encouraged the Rays to be more cautious with him.

“It’s very similar to what I had last year,” he said. “I finished my outing in New York (Wednesday), felt great, never had any symptoms. And then it was my off day, later that night, I tried to straighten my arm and couldn’t get it straight. It was sore in there. Told the trainers on Friday and everything, ligament-wise, UCL-wise, it’s all fine. I just have two loose bodies in there.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 21, 2019 at 09:39 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Darren Posted: April 21, 2019 at 09:43 AM (#5833913)
What a shocking and unforeseeable event!
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 21, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5833924)
I never understood why Sox fans seemed so excited about signing this guy. But hey, he had a really good relief appearance in the World Series!
   3. Darren Posted: April 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5833928)
I wonder what contract Sox fans would have wanted given to him before the postseason?

It's hard to remember but he was viewed as sort of up-and-down in the regular seasons.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: April 21, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5833930)
But hey, he had a really good relief appearance in the World Series!


He threw 54 innings of 132 ERA+ for them during the season. And 22 innings of 1.61 ERA in the postseason. The interest was more than his track record warranted, but he was damn good for the Sox last season.
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM (#5833935)
He threw 54 innings of 132 ERA+ for them during the season.


That ERA+ was greatly inflated by unearned runs. His RA/9 for the Sox was worse than it had been for the Jays in the first half of the year.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2019 at 12:51 PM (#5833939)
all unearned runs are not created equal, which for some reason seems to get ignored:

- a one-base error that should have been the third out, and then the pitcher allows 5 unearned runs

- 2nd and 3rd, 2 out, and a 2-base error allows both runners to score, followed by a strikeout

talk about combining apples and kumquats
   7. RJ in TO Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:06 PM (#5833954)
That ERA+ was greatly inflated by unearned runs. His RA/9 for the Sox was worse than it had been for the Jays in the first half of the year.

Rays, not Jays. I admit I didn't pay much attention to last season, but I'm sure I would have remembered him playing for Toronto.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:10 PM (#5833955)
That ERA+ was greatly inflated by unearned runs. His RA/9 for the Sox was worse than it had been for the Jays in the first half of the year.


And his FIP with Boston was better than his ERA, reinforcing my original comment he was damn good for the Sox last season.
   9. Sunday silence Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:13 PM (#5833956)

all unearned runs are not created equal, which for some reason seems to get ignored:


well you have to measure giving up hits and walks in some way, yes? You cant simply say that a performance that gives up 3 WHIPs in an inn. reflects the same ability as someone who retired the side without any...Right? you agree with that dont you?
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5833967)
Rays, not Jays. I admit I didn't pay much attention to last season, but I'm sure I would have remembered him playing for Toronto.


Not only are Rays and Jays one letter off from each other, but bbref's abbreviations for them, TBR and TOR, are one letter off. Something should be done about this.
   11. RJ in TO Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5833968)
Not only are Rays and Jays one letter off from each other, but bbref's abbreviations for them, TBR and TOR, are one letter off. Something should be done about this.


How about we relocate the Rays to Montreal? That sounds like a reasonable solution, which no one should have a problem with.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: April 21, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5833992)
#10 is not a crackpot.
   13. The Duke Posted: April 21, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5833993)
Two loose bodies — those kardashians are everywhere
   14. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: April 21, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5834000)
Eovaldi is a perfectly decent pitcher with an unpleasant track record of health. I don’t think the deal is especially bad particularly for a team like the Sox that can absorb the year off from a financial standpoint.
   15. Hank Gillette Posted: April 22, 2019 at 12:13 AM (#5834044)
Are “loose bodies” the new name for bone chips? What else could be floating around in there?
   16. Walt Davis Posted: April 22, 2019 at 02:44 AM (#5834056)
bits of ligament and tendon, nanobots, Bartolo Colon's stem cells, bees ... you just never know.
   17. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 09:24 AM (#5834065)
What else could be floating around in there?


According to the training simulator I worked on as a child, it's the "funny bone".
   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 22, 2019 at 09:25 AM (#5834066)
I never found bone chips particularly humorous, but I guess all humor is subjective on some level.
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM (#5834076)
I never found bone chips particularly humorous, but I guess all humor is subjective on some level.
Well, they might actually be humerus chips.

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