Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Medical Update

From T-Jax:

Lefty Joe Beimel went to the hospital after last night's game with heart palpitations and remains there now. It isn't thought to be serious, and there is an outside chance he will be available to pitch tomorrow night. ... Meanwhile, Beimel and Wolf aren't the only ailing lefties. Hong-Chih Kuo, who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, never got there. He has been placed on the major-league disabled list (15-day) with irritation in his elbow that isn't thought to be related to his two Tommy John surgeries.

From Diamond-L:

Joe Beimel was admitted into a nearby hospital yesterday after experiencing heart palpitations. Beimel, who apparently has no history of heart trouble, might remain in the hospital for further testing to determine the cause.

Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow irritation after undergoing an MRI on Monday, and he won't be throwing for the next 7-10 days. Kuo had been optioned to Las Vegas last week, but never left Los Angeles after complaining of elbow trouble. The irritation was toward the back of the elbow instead of the ligament, so it is not believed to be related to his two previous Tommy John surgeries.