Monday, March 26, 2007

Kuo Business Resolved

We're a little late on this, but since we gave Hong-Chih-Kuo flak for allegedly not reporting arm soreness to the Dodgers' medical staff, it seems appropriate to share Tony Jackson's clarification:

Clearing up the Kuo matter

Grady Little looked into Kuo's claim that he actually did tell the medical staff he was hurting after the Boston game on March 16 and found that Kuo was telling the truth. He had told the medical staff. But he also then went out and threw a side session two days later, after which it was determined he was good to go for the Mets game on Wednesday. That's the game where Kuo walked four batters and threw four wild pitches, after which the soreness in the back of his shoulder got so bad that he is now prohibited from picking up a ball. At any rate, whatever he told the medical staff on March 16 must have been downplayed to the point that the medical staff didn't feel the need to tell Grady, because Grady knew nothing about it until after the game on Wednesday.

All is forgiven! Now hurry up and heal!