And after that disgusting display by Marquette yesterday, I'm happy to be able to turn my focus solely towards discussion of the 2010 Brewers.
Spring Training is in full swing (no pun intended) and here is a quick recap of what we've learned about the teams durability so far.
Mat Gamel has a torn muscle in his throwing arm. This is reportedly the result of him half-assing it and failing to warm-up prior to a batting cage session. As Va Jay Jay noted, hopes were high that Gamel had grown up and become big league savvy. Unfortunately, the current injury reeks of history repeating itself.
Sort of Broken:
Angel Salome, who played part of Spring Training with a bum ankle, has been optioned to Nashville.
Alcides Escobar some serious issues with his teeth.
Veteran reliever, Cubs fans whipping boy, and highly touted off season acquisition, Latroy Hawkins is experiencing shoulder discomfort.
So Broken His Arm Might Fall Off:
Chris Capuno was shut down after experiencing some inflammation in his twice surgically repaired elbow. While the outlook remains favorable (see Hawkins story link) that he may not be broken, I'm not holding out much hope. I say they shoot that arm up with some cortisone and let him pitch until it falls off like G.I. Joe's legs.
Surprisingly Not Broken:
Tom Haudricort says Rickie Weeks is just fine.
Manny Parra continues to be a pitching enigma.