Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse (elbow) is missing his start on Saturday, May 25, because of irritation in his right elbow. He began experiencing discomfort in the joint “two or three starts ago,” according to manager Ron Roenicke. Lohse is tentatively scheduled to return to the rotation for one of the team’s games against the Minnesota Twins next week.
Roenicke indicated that the club’s choice to skip Lohse is precautionary, because he didn’t go through spring training. The manager said he hopes it’s not a big deal, because Lohse didn’t seem too concerned.
Any time an elbow issue pops up for a pitcher, of course it’ll cause worry.
Fantasy Tip: This sounds as if it will turn out to be nothing major, but fantasy owners won’t get a better idea until there’s an update following whatever side work Lohse does or treatment he has. Missing spring training alone isn’t a reason to skip a start, so it calls into question Milwaukee’s decision-making just a little. Mike Fiers, who’s scheduled to take Lohse’s turn on Saturday, may stick around longer if the problem is more serious than hoped.
2013-05-22 10:17:42 | Source: MLB.com – Adam McCalvy
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