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Friday, June 08, 2007

Bubba's ETA: the end of July

Jim Kelch, the Bats radio announcer, usually interviews someone connected to the Bats during the pre-game show. Today it was Bats trainer Chris Lapole. He talked about all the Bats players on the DL. I snagged the short clip where he discusses Bubba; you can listen to it here (Windows Media).

Lapole said Bubba is doing very well down in Florida. He's DHing in the extended spring training games, and doing long-tossing. He said they found a problem with Bubba's throwing mechanics. That's why he couldn't quite get game-ready. He's working on fixing that. They expect him back with the Bats at the end of July.

The end of July...yikes. That means he'll miss more than half the season. I don't think he's ever missed this much time.

On the bright side, he just might be ready when the Bats make their northeast swing in July. Louisville is at Scranton July 24 to 27; I'm sure Yankee fans would be happy to see Bubba again.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:11 PM


kinda funny that it's only now that they find he's got a 'glitch' in teh way he throws. how long has he been playing baseball?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 09, 2007 12:59 PM  
I don't know for sure, but I would guess that his throwing mechanics are off-kilter because of his injury. He probably changed the way he threw, trying to find a way to throw without pain. It's pretty common. Phil Hughes probably sprained his ankle because his gait had changed due to the bad hamstring.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, June 09, 2007 1:38 PM  
Bubba > Basak > ... > ... > A-Rod
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 10, 2007 11:41 AM  

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