Friday, April 11, 2008

Horne DLed With Bicep Tear

Alan Horne injury update from SWB Blog:
The MRI showed a slight tear of his right biceps and he's going back to Tampa to rehab the injury. Horne said he wasn't sure how long he would be out, but the damage isn't to a ligament, which seems like good news.

For now, the team has put Horne on the seven-day disabled list and activated Scott Strickland from the Staten Island roster -- or the Gulf Coast roster, whichever one he was on -- but they will likely have to make another move before Horne's scheduled start on Tuesday. Could be Dan McCutchen. Could be Chase Wright. I can't imagine it being anyone but those two.

Personally, I am rooting for Cutch, who is an actual prospect. Chase is more filler than a prospective major leaguer.

UPDATE: Tyler Kepner spoke with farm system director Mark Newman who downgraded the diagnosis to a muscle strain in place of the initial partial tear report:
“It’s not a rotator cuff, not a labrum, not a medial collateral ligament – it’s none of the stuff that concerns you as a long-term issue,” said Mark Newman, the senior vice president for player personnel. “It’s a pulled muscle – not connective tissue, not the stuff that causes problems.”

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