Friday, April 10, 2009

And So It Begins: Kuroda to DL

Thanks for SoSG reader Natalie for the heads-up. From Tony Jackson:

Kuroda move mostly precautionary

Hiroki Kuroda felt discomfort in his left side while throwing his regular side session on Wednesday in San Diego. He went back to Los Angeles that night and saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache yesterday, at which point Kuroda underwent an MRI that showed nothing major. But when he tried to throw off a mound today, he again felt the same discomfort, so the decision was made -- over Kuroda's objections, according to Joe Torre -- to put him on the 15-day DL to eliminate the risk of him trying to push through it and making it worse (and more long-term). The move is backdated to Tuesday, so Kuroda will be eligible to return on April 22. [...] Eric Stults is being recalled from ABQ to hold down Kuroda's spot in the rotation.


NicJ said...

Well... Go ahead and mark that one as a loss. Hope the bullpen is ready to pitch some heavy innings that day.