Burying the Lead: Rogers to the DL

I subscribe to the Tigers official game notes (and you can too for free on the Tigers’ Web site). It’s usually a lot of boilerplate info, particularly in Spring Training, but there’s usually a worthwhile nugget or two.

Like, oh, item #3 (!) on the list today — after today’s starting pitchers and a recap of yesterday’s game:

ROGERS PLACED ON 15-DAY DL: The Tigers today announced the club has placed lefthanded pitcher Kenny Rogers on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25 with a tired arm. Additionally, the Tigers announced today that lefthanded pitcher Bobby Seay has returned to major league camp after being assigned to minor league camp on Monday.

Bill links to another source.

Funny, the folks over at MLB.com — or at least the gang responsible for Tigers.com — haven’t gotten the news yet. Here’s the main story welcoming me on the Tigers Web site:

The Tigers welcome the Houston Astros today for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest at Joker Marchant Stadium. Listen to all the action live on Gameday Audio when veteran southpaw Kenny Rogers makes his final Grapefruit League appearance.

Have a great day.

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4 thoughts on “Burying the Lead: Rogers to the DL

  1. Word we got here in Detroit is that Chad Durbin will take the Gambler’s spot in the rotation.
    Arm fatigue not a great thing for a 40+ pitcher to have going in to the season. Let’s hope that it truly is only one start that Kenny misses. The first part of the schedule (30 or so games without checking) are heavy with teams that finished above .500 last year. Hate to see the Kitty’s having to try to get out of a hole. In this division, that could take all season.


  2. Keep him shutdown for as long as necessary. Kenny won’t earn his money this season until September and October anyway. There’s no sense in putting him in jeopardy early.

    The reason you’ve stockpiled arms is to pitch them, no? May as well see what Durbin has early. If he doesn’t seem ready to cut it, then move on to Ledezma or Miner.


  3. The only thing wrong with taking the Roger Clemens aproach is the fact that the division is so gosh damn tough. We’re entering the season with Maroth still being a question mark. Adding another in the form of Kenny’s fatigued arm is NOT something I wanted to be dealing with. Oh well, there’s always next year. (Note the heavy sarcasm)

    By the way, no truth to the rumor that Kenny’s fatigued arm is a result of his countless hours playing Pac Man.


  4. At least you said he was playing Pac Man. When you began with “countless hours of playing…” I wasn’t sure where you were going with that.


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