Madritsch out for the year… maybe
I get asked how Madritsch is doing a lot. I don’t know any more than you might from reading the papers, and lately that’s been kind of grim.
Corey Brock in the TNT says Madritsch is a week into a four week stretch where he’s not throwing, which would be a little off his timeline, they’re going to look at him again and–
Once that happens, Pedegana will examine Madritsch again and make a recommendation. Chances are he could miss half the season.
In the same paper, though, Larry LaRue writes this
The Mariners are loathe to say it, but they believe Bobby Madritsch will miss the rest of the season with his shoulder injury Ã¢â‚¬â€œ meaning Madritsch, Travis Blackley and Bucky Jacobsen are unlikely to wear Seattle uniforms this year.
(Side note: as much as I’m really trying not to pull examples of local sportswriters being wrong, LaRue also writes
Whatever it was that happened in the right-field corner of Fenway Park last week between a fan and outfielder Gary Sheffield, know this Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have happened 10 years ago.
That, of course, was long before fans and players became adversaries. Before fans jumped first-base coaches, before players went into the stands to retrieve stolen caps or Ã¢â‚¬â€œ like last September Ã¢â‚¬â€œ threw chairs at fans for taunting them in a bullpen.
Players and fans have often and long been adversaries. To pretend otherwise is to willfully ignore a long history of such confrontations. I was disappointed to read this.)
The Seattle Times earlier this week had two relevent quotes:
Dr. Larry Pedegana, the Mariners’ medical director, advised a total shutdown of any activity after the saline solution for an enhanced MRI leaked through the tear, indicating a serious situation.
He knows he will miss at least half this season, if not more.
So instead of “three weeks” the consensus on the street seems to be at least half the season, and it’s likely it’ll be the whole year. That would really suck.