Monday, July 16, 2007

Brewers' Ben Sheets on DL--again

What a shocker. Today the Brewers announced pitching ace Ben Sheets was placed on the 15-day DL list. Earlier this season the fragile Sheets had a groin strain and a blister on his middle finger. Here's a look back at his past injuries:

2006: A strained muscle behind right shoulder puts him on the DL before the season even begins. After four starts, he suffered tendinitis and missed more playing time. For the season, he had a career-low 17 starts.
2005: Placed on DL April 29 for Vestibular neuritis. Tore his right latissimus dorsi muscle in late August; initially placed on 15-day DL but was eventually moved to 60-day DL.
2004: Somehow makes it through the entire season but has surgery to repair a lumbar disk herniation in October.
2003: In August and September, suffers from upper respiratory infection.
2001: Placed on DL in August with tendinitis in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder.

Sheets is just someone who can't be depended on to stay healthy.

UPDATE, 7-18-07:
The Brewers announced that Sheets will miss four to six weeks after an ultrasound revealed a partial tear of the tissue surrounding the tendon in his right middle finger.

Can't wait to see what he hurts next!

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