Sheets out 4-6 weeks with sprained finger

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ben Sheets' sprained middle finger is going to keep him out 4-6 weeks. Initially the Brewers thought Sheets might make his next start but an MRI revealed a slight tear to the tissue surrounding the tendon that controls the finger's movements. Sheets is known for these kind of freak injuries, rarely suffering from a pulled hamstring or sore shoulder, but a pulled groin from slipping on the mound, etc. The Brewers have called up Manny Parra for long relief and with slide Yovani Gallardo into the starting rotation. Both pitchers are highly regarded prospects and should see immediate success.


Anonymous 2:08 PM CDT  

This is terrible for the Brew Crew. They will need all their guns right now. They are a young team, and are vulnerable. The Cubbies are going to be coming strong, and without sheets the Brewers lead is in grave danger. This is a red alert for Brewers fans. Sad because they were really doing well this year.