Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Matsuzaka Placed On DL...Killebrew's Passing

One day after we learned that Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey would be sidelined for two weeks, another of the starting five is going down. Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the DL with elbow discomfort. Here's the release from the Boston Globe...

Dice-K to DL; Aceves in Red Sox rotation. May 17, 2011 07:33 PM
By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff

Daisuke Matsuzaka will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained elbow tomorrow according to Terry Fracona. Righthander Michael Bowden was recalled from AAA Pawtucket
The new rotation:

Wednesday vs. Detroit: Clay Buchholz
Thursday vs. Detroit: Josh Beckett
Friday vs. Chicago: Jon Lester
Saturday vs. Chicago: Alfredo Aceves
Sunday vs. Chicago: Tim Wakefield

Sox manager Terry Francona had this to say...

“We’re going to sit and talk to him a little bit to try and figure out more what’s going on because it didn’t look completely right."

Both Aceves and Wakes have to carry their load until Lackey (and Daisuke?) get back. As you know, the Sox were rained out last night but the weather should (key word) be good enough to play ball tonight.

On a sad note, the great Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew lost his battle with cancer last night. He passed peacefully at his home. I was lucky enough to see him play at Fenway Part a handful of times and he could hit one over everything with a flick of his wrist, much like Frank Howard. His former teammate Kent Hrbek had this to say today about the amazingly talented man...

"It’s a sad day. We lost an icon. We lost Paul Bunyan."

I'll miss him. Rest in peace, Harmen. Ya did good. Please click on this post's title for a wonderful article all about "the big guy." Have a great Wednesday and as always, BE WELL.

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