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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Angels - Dled Colon

Los Angeheim Angels - Placed P Bartolo Colon on the 15-day DL; recalled P Kevin Gregg

Not the news that Angel fans like to see.  Colon’s looked awful this season and I’d bet he’s been pitching through a sore shoulder for some time now.  The current plan appears to be to shunt Hector Carrasco to the rotation, as they were going to do before they signed Jeff Weaver, but I still don’t think that’s a very good idea.  Keep Carrasco as a solid reliever who can go a few innings and maybe give Jered Weaver, who’s certainly their best starter option not on the team, a taste of the big leagues.  There’s no firm diagnosis on Colon’s arm so far, but it could very well be a bad one.

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 20, 2006 at 03:01 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: April 20, 2006 at 04:00 PM (#1976627)
How does a guy pitch like a horse all of 2005 and enter 2006 mysteriously injured? He had all winter to figure out that he was injured if 2005 "caused" it.
   2. spycake Posted: April 20, 2006 at 09:30 PM (#1977548)
Be sure to capitalize that 'L' in "DLed". I though Colon had "died"!!!
   3. Urban Faber Posted: April 20, 2006 at 09:36 PM (#1977559)
He didn't finish 2005 healthy.
   4. bunyon Posted: April 20, 2006 at 10:02 PM (#1977628)
Ditto #2. Geez.

Of course, there is little worse than a dead Colon.
   5. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: April 20, 2006 at 10:10 PM (#1977644)
I recall that from the playoff series, Red, but as I said, he had all winter to figure out how bad it was.
   6. Dan Szymborski Posted: April 20, 2006 at 10:34 PM (#1977698)
He wasn't looking all that sharp to me in the WBC, either and it wouldn't be the first time (or hundredth time) that an athlete treated an injury in the dumbest possible way.
   7. _ Posted: April 20, 2006 at 10:37 PM (#1977705)
I've heard the Angels are a little upset with him for not being more forthcoming about it in ST. He kept telling them he was fine when they suspected he wasn't.
   8. Urban Faber Posted: April 20, 2006 at 10:58 PM (#1977733)
I'm surprised no one has blamed the WBC yet.
   9. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: April 20, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#1977825)
Colon’s looked awful this season

He has? He did have one horrific start, but in his other 12 innings he has a 3.00 ERA and 8 K's to 2 BB's (though 16 hits, for a too-high 1.50 WHIP). I missed his last start, but he apparently looked pretty good in it.

The MRI was encouraging in that it showed he just has some inflammation, and not a tear. If things turn out badly long-term, I'm sure Jered Weaver will be brought up to take his spot in the rotation; part of Carrasco's role is to be a spot starter, which he did today. I doubt Carrasco is viewed as a legit rotation alternative in the long-run, though I guess I could be too optimistic on that front.
   10. JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: April 21, 2006 at 05:08 AM (#1978749)
Ditto #2 and #4, WTF Dan. LOL.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: April 21, 2006 at 06:21 AM (#1978826)
It would only count as a transaction if the Angels killed Colon. :-)

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