Chavez has a Torn ACL
Geoff Baker with the story. Not only is the anterior cruciate ligament torn, but it’s possible that there’s further damage to the other ligaments and a bone fracture. Great.
Baker also notes that Zduriencik has made the call that Saunders not be called up. They want to see him play more in Tacoma, and given the shoulder surgery at the end of last year and the slow start to June, along with the usual arbitration clock concerns, that’s a reasonable decision. Left field will be manned by Wlad, with guest appearances by Cedeno and Griffey.
In the meantime, Josh Wilson, who was picked up off waivers from the Padres earlier in the week, will take the spot on the roster until Lopez comes off the bereavement list, and then they’ll have to decide which of their infielders is heading out.
Update from Baker: MCL torn too, meniscus damaged, deep bone bruise, probably out to start 2010. For a player whose game is speed-reliant, it’s difficult to fully characterize how much this sucks.