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Padre Notes: Edmonds out with calf strain

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by wrbanwal, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Black won't put timetable on when outfielder might return


    One down. Gawd I hate the dumpster diving for washed up players. Sometimes I think they do it just to put people in the stands


    http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080306&content_id=2408957&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=sd



    PEORIA, Ariz. -- San Diego center fielder Jim Edmonds left Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies after straining his right calf during his first-inning at-bat.

    Edmonds stayed in the game -- a game eventually won by the Padres, 10-3 -- for one more inning before being replaced in center field by Callix Crabbe.

    The Padres won't know exactly how long the injury will sideline the 37-year-old until at least Friday or possibly longer, according to manager Bud Black.

    "We don't know how significant it is ... we'll wait a day or two," Black said, noting that Edmonds won't likely return to game action for at least two days.

    Edmonds, who has one hit in six at-bats this spring, had remarked several times during camp how strong his legs felt, the result of a rigorous offseason workout program that was administered by a Los Angeles-based trainer who is a SWAT team member by day.

    No hard feelings: It had been over five months since Jake Peavy last faced the Colorado Rockies, more than sufficient time for the Padres pitcher to stew over the events of that Wild Card playoff loss in extra innings that ended San Diego's season.

    But if you think that the National League Cy Young Award winner carried any chip on his shoulder on Thursday or that he might have been motivated by revenge, well, think again.

    "Zero emotion out there today," Peavy said, smiling.

    Instead, Peavy had all his focus turned on one thing: throwing strikes and doing so more consistently than he did in his first Cactus League outing five days earlier when he struggled to locate his fastball down and away.

    Peavy threw 50 pitches over three innings and allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts. Not only did he command his fastball, but Peavy mixed in his nasty slider, a few curveballs for fun and continued to work on his changeup.

    "I threw it a lot," Peavy said of the changeup. "It can be an out pitch. I got some swings and misses today. It just depends on how it feels. I can throw a few in the 'pen. If I don't have it, I'm not going to work on it [in a game]."



    On the mend: Relievers Justin Hampson and Kevin Cameron are itching to get back on the mound, though both are certainly being smart in not rushing their respective returns from minor injuries.

    Hampson (sore left shoulder) and Cameron (strained left hamstring) haven't pitched in a week during drills, though both will likely make their Cactus League debuts on Friday.

    For Cameron, who made the team last spring after being selected in the Rule 5 Draft, his hamstring feels much better than it did when he first injured it in a throwing drill. But he is cautious about rushing his return.

    "It feels fully healthy now; just a matter of making sure I can cover the bases and come in on bunt plays," Cameron said. "It's something where we want to make sure it's healthy, because you don't want to tweak it again and have it set back even further."

    Cameron said that while missing time -- and opportunities to throw -- is never good, this might be the only time where it's not working too badly against him.

    "I have lost some time, but if you're going to lose time, early on is the time to do it," he said.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

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    well aint that just lovely to start the year
     
  3. rexy2006

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  4. HollywoodLeo

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    That makes absolutely no sense.

    With all the fan outcry against doing that instead of making a "big splash"....why would they do that anyways if all they cared about was selling tickets?

    If they only cared about selling tickets they'd focus less on building a team and more on getting one or two big names to appease the fans.
     
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    Seems like the pads signed the right guy. CF just hasnt been able to stay healthy for us. Thanks for the great signing KT. Start the rookies. Take a chance. The team is not gunna do much anyway.
     
  6. EsDee_in_RI

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a trade for a good CF...like Coco Krisp. Or like tboltzcali said, take a risk on a younger guy. What a way to start the year off.
     
  7. wrbanwal

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    then why didn't we re-sign Cameron???

    We let him go so we went out and tried to sign someone on the cheap that had some name recognition

    imo

    but then again I wanted Sproles cut!!

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  8. EsDee_in_RI

    EsDee_in_RI Well-Known Member

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    Would you sign Bonds?

    I was thinking about that. I'm on the fence :icon_shrug:. I mean, all the guy does is hit homeruns in SD. Thats pretty big name recognition.
     
  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    NO WAY, I can't stand the bastard!!

    but, it would put butts in the stands!
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

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    They tried to resign Cameron.

    Sometimes two parties just can't come to an agreement. :icon_shrug:
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

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    Any rate, I love how Edmonds sprains his ankle in early spring training and everyone comes out the woodworks talking about how horrible of an acquisition he was all of a sudden.
     
  12. wrbanwal

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    :lol::lol::lol:


    Its what we do around here!!!


    :lol::lol::lol:


    NOW CUT SPROLES!!!!!
     
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    Edmonds to be evaluated Friday

    dang it!!!


    http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080307&content_id=2410408&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=sd



    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Center fielder Jim Edmonds will have an MRI exam on Friday to determine the extent of the strain that he suffered to his right calf muscle on Thursday.

    "I worry that it's worse than it appears, but you don't know," San Diego manager Bud Black said Friday morning.

    Edmonds was scheduled to have an MRI locally on Friday. The results could be known as early as Friday afternoon.

    "We don't know much as of right now," Black said. "As we move into today, and probably after the results are read, we'll know more. It will be definitive when doctors look at it, tests are taken and results are read."

    Edmonds suffered the injury in his at-bat in the first inning of the Padres' victory over the Rockies in Peoria, Ariz. Edmonds stayed in the game for one more inning before being replaced in center field by Callix Crabbe.

    Edmonds, who has one hit in six at-bats this spring, had remarked several times during camp how strong his legs felt, the result of a rigorous offseason workout program that was administered by a Los Angeles-based trainer who is a SWAT team member by day.

    With Edmonds out, the Padres will use several players in center field, including Scott Hairston, Crabbe, Jody Gerut and Jeff DaVanon.

    "Those are the guys with Major League experience, with the exception of Crabbe. We'll see if they can handle center field. We think they can. We'll work our way through this as long as Jimmy is out," Black said.
     
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    Edmonds to be sidelined 2-3 weeks

    dang it !!!

    http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080307&content_id=2410408&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=sd


    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jim Edmonds' availability for Opening Day is in jeopardy, as the right calf strain he suffered on Thursday looks more serious than the team originally thought.

    Edmonds had an MRI on his calf on Friday and the preliminary diagnosis is that he will miss at least two to three weeks, according to general manager Kevin Towers.

    "There's still a chance he could be ready for the start of the season," Towers said of the 37-year-old Edmonds, whom the Padres traded for in December.

    The Padres will open the regular season at PETCO Park on March 31 against the Astros.

    Edmonds will meet with a team specialist, Dr. Daniel Keefe, on Saturday to discuss the result of the MRI, but the team is moving forward under the assumption Edmonds won't be in uniform for quite a while.

    Towers indicated that Edmonds had suffered a similar injury to his right calf earlier in his career, though not to the extent of this particular injury. Edmonds, who wasn't available for comment Friday, told Towers the pain in the calf felt like "he thought the bat hit him."

    "I'm guarded on this one," San Diego manager Bud Black told reporters shortly after the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks, 6-3, in Peoria. "I'm hoping for the best."

    Edmonds suffered the injury in his at-bat in the first inning of the Padres' victory over the Rockies in Peoria when he bolted from the box after hitting a fly ball to center field. He remained in the game for one more inning before being replaced by Callix Crabbe.

    The injury to Edmonds -- who hasn't played more than 120 games in each of the last two seasons because of injuries -- means the Padres will look at a handful of players as they move forward in Cactus League play.


    The Padres will use several players in center field, including Scott Hairston, who started there on Friday and had two hits, including a home run. Crabbe and non-roster invitees Jody Gerut and Jeff DaVanon will also see time in center field.

    "Those are the guys with Major League experience, with the exception of Crabbe. We'll see if they can handle center field. We think they can. We'll work our way through this as long as Jimmy is out," Black said.

    Towers said that it's too soon to know if the team will pursue an outside option to address their center field needs and that "we're not close to any trades."

    "We're not going to rush into it. We'll wait a week to 10 days to see how Jimmy is doing. It will give us a chance to look at these other guys to see how they handle center field."
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

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    Reminicent of when we first got Cameron and had to wait a month to see what he had thanks to a concussion. :mad:
     

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