Friday, June 12, 2009

Padres Injury Woes Mount

Friday June 12, 2009

The San Diego Padres injury woes are continuing to grow. Today a 7th pitcher made a trip to the DL

This time it is team ace Jake Peavy who has succumbed to an ankle injury he sustained more than three weeks ago. Peavy will miss at least a month and possibly more.

Peavy injured the ankle running the bases in a game on May 20th against the Cubs and had pushed his way through the pain in his last two starts with treatment and heavily taping the ankle.

Yesterday an MRI revealed that the tibialis tendon behind his right ankle was torn. Peavy will likely be in a cast for 4 weeks and then will require a minor league rehab assignment. Don't expect to see him in a Padres uniform before the All Star break and possibly until the beginning of August.

The good news is that if Peavy is out until August 1st, he probably won't be traded in 2009.

The bad news is that Peavy will miss a minimum of 6 starts and possibly 8 or more starts. Peavy has been the Padres best pitcher this season and will be sorely missed.

Peavy will be replaced in the rotation by Josh Geer on Saturday.

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