Adam Moore Suffers Wrist Fracture

marc w · March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am · Filed Under Mariners 

In what’s beginning to seem like an annual tradition, Adam Moore sustained a serious injury that will keep him out of action for weeks or months. Greg Johns reports that Moore broke the wrist while blocking a pitch in the dirt in the Cactus League game against Cincinnati.
Dave Cameron’s already made the requisite Chris Snelling analogy, but it’s not a good sign that his last two serious injuries have occurred in non-contact defensive plays – he’s not been hurt by a runner trying to score like Buster Posey, and it wasn’t a Verlander fastball that broke a bone. I feel bad for Moore who’d started the spring playing extremely well, and he’ll be able to play this season, but these injuries make his future as a catcher even more uncertain.


13 Responses to “Adam Moore Suffers Wrist Fracture”

  1. SonOfZavaras on March 8th, 2012 10:00 am

    I feel bad for Moore who’d started the spring playing extremely well, and he’ll be able to play this season, but these injuries make his future as a catcher even more uncertain.

    “Me, too” and “have to agree”.

    Keep at it, “Ross”.

  2. maqman on March 8th, 2012 10:37 am

    The poor guy must feel snake bit, he just can’t catch a break, or he’s caught too many breaks. He’s been looking good in spring training this year and last. If he can ever get to play more he might just make it.

  3. TomC on March 8th, 2012 10:42 am

    Geoff Baker points out that Moore and Saunders are the last of the Bavasi position player “prospects” and that none of them have worked out (fingers crossed for Saunders).

    I hate to attribute trends to bad luck but I am otherwise searching for an explanation for the sorry outcomes for so many of the players we used to pin our hopes on.

    Were they just badly chosen? Did we fail to develop them properly? Are we cursed by the gods?

  4. Mariners35 on March 8th, 2012 10:54 am

    Is there any hope for him if, when he’s healthy again, he converts to 1b or something? If his offensive upside has him as an average 1b, perhaps he can get a fresh start somewhere without much 1b depth. (I don’t know as a place without 1b depth exists, though.)

  5. Johnny Slick on March 8th, 2012 11:12 am

    If Justin Smoak can’t find his stroke, this is a place which could use a league-average 1B at least as a stopgap. That being said, whatever his prospects were a couple years ago, he has completely failed to hit in the major leagues. Going by the track record and not my own fandom I have to think, unfortunately, that “replacement level catcher” is closer to his true level of ability.

  6. bookbook on March 8th, 2012 11:27 am

    Health is a skill. It’s seems possible to me that his body simply isn’t hardy enough to keep him going at the very top levels of professional baseball.

    Maybe he should try doing toe stretches with A-Rod for a spell?

  7. Westside guy on March 8th, 2012 11:32 am

    This poor guy can’t catch a break!

    Ooh… I just realized what a bad turn of phrase that is, given the situation. Adam, get healthy – we’re still rooting for you.

  8. marc w on March 8th, 2012 11:32 am

    M35 – Sure, I suppose there’s hope if he converts to 1B, but that puts so much more pressure on his bat. As a C, he didn’t need to be some slugging offensive force, he just needed to hit a little bit (which hadn’t happened yet, obviously). Just don’t think he can hit enough to be a 1B (Clement didn’t either).

  9. Mariners35 on March 8th, 2012 11:54 am

    Where would a 1b Adam Moore be on the minor league 1b depth chart? I’d like to think it’s just staying healthy that is the challenge and that the rest is coming together, if a bit later than average.

  10. miscreant on March 8th, 2012 12:53 pm

    I think Moore did not drink enough milk growing up. My cousin was like that he hated milk growing up. Now in his late 20s he’s always hurting himself. Like he totally broke his ankle in 3 places when he barely slipped on the lawn. Anyways that my theory. So the morale is Drink your Milk dammit or you end up fragile like Moore!

  11. MrZDevotee on March 8th, 2012 3:00 pm

    Wow,seriously Adam? Poor guy.

  12. wabbles on March 8th, 2012 7:45 pm

    His middle name is Ross, if we want to go that route. Yeah, what a snake-bit career so far. He can’t hit like a first baseman (or hasn’t so far), so his best chance appears to be staying healthy although it probably will be elsewhere.

  13. Bozo on March 9th, 2012 9:49 am

    Baker’s now reporting that the injury wasn’t as serious as it first appeared to be (wrist not fractured) and that Moore may be able to play in ST games after the team returns from Japan.

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