Friday, June 15, 2012

Breaking: Drabek to 15-Day DL, Cecil Recalled

Cecil, the 6`1 lefty from Maryland will oppose
the struggling Phillies on Sunday.
After leaving Wednesday's game with a"Popping Sensation" in his elbow, Kyle Drabek has been placed on the 15 Day Disabled List with a sprained UCL(Ulnar Collateral Ligament). Drabek said after the game on Wednesday that if felt nothing like when he had to have Tommy John Surgery in 2007, but, it does, as the UCL is what gets repaired during Tommy John. We wish Kyle the best in his efforts to stay away from Dr. Andrews in Florida, and hope he gets back to pitching soon. Kyle has a 4.67 ERA and a 1.598 WHIP to go along with an ERA+ of 92 this season.

But the good news is that fan favorite Brett Cecil has been recalled from Vegas! Cecil has had a stellar month and a half, since getting injured in May, and deserves this call up more than anybody. His velocity is back in the low 90's from mid 80's in Spring Training, and it seems like he is ready for the Majors again. Cecil will get the start Sunday versus the Phillies. He had a 3.38 ERA in AA this season, and gave up four runs on Wednesday when he worked 6.2 innings. People who have seen him throw say that he looks very good, and they beleive he is ready for the challenge.


The team announced that Kyle will go to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday to confirm that he has a torn UCL. If it is in fact torn, he will need to have Tommy John Surgery. He has previously received Tommy John in 2007.

Update #2

Today, Monday June 18th, It has been announced that Kyle will indeed have his second Tommy John Surgery. He is scheduled to have it tomorrow, Tuesday June 19th.

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