March 1, 2006

Pitchers Named For Thursday's Game

Pitchers for tomorrow night's opener against Minnesota: Jonathan Papelbon, Rudy Seanez, David Riske, Manny Delcarmen, Craig Hansen, Craig Breslow, Mike Bumatay, and Mike Holtz. ... Now, I gotta go order the MLB radio package.

A little bit more on Foulke's injections (which I hope are just fairly normal procedures to accelerate the healing and not a symptom of a continuing problem):

The injections are to lubricate the joint and help the healing process following the surgery the pitcher had on both knees in the offseason. ... The shots will be administered over a two-week period, though it's unclear when they began.
[T]here was some suggestion that such treatments are relatively unusual for athletes. Joint lubricants known as Hylan typically are used in older people with arthritis or osteoporosis, according to Web sites dedicated to the topic. According to the same sites, Hylan contains synovial fluid, which serves as a lubricant in joints like the knee.
Curt Schilling threw 33 pitches to Trent Durrington, Tyler Minges and Brandon Moss in an eight-minute workout yesterday. He'll start against Boston College on Friday afternoon.

With Gary Sheffield complaining about his contract at the Yankees camp, Newsday's Jon Heyman proposes trading Ramirez for Sheffield. Seriously.

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