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Shocker: Kelvim Escobar has shoulder soreness

Feb 17, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

Kelvim Escobar headshot.jpgThe Mets tested fate by handing out a guaranteed $1.25 million contract to a pitcher who has only appeared in one major league game over the past two seasons because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. So we really shouldn’t be surprised to hear that Kelvim Escobar experienced shoulder soreness recently and will be limited as pitchers and catchers arrive to Port St. Lucie.

Escobar originally experienced the pain while preparing for spring training and was examined by team doctor David Altchek. He has been told by team trainer Chris Correnti to ease up on throwing and focus on strengthening the shoulder. Hopefully it’s just a minor setback, as soreness at this time of year isn’t out of the ordinary, but it’s going to be pretty tough to secure a gig as the team’s primary set-up man, if you he can’t, you know, actually throw a baseball.

  1. willmose - Feb 17, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    When the Mets get healthy they will have a heck of team.

  2. Dan - Feb 18, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    It was always upsetting for me to see Escobar’s injury problems. He can be just a fantastic pitcher when he is on. Going to the Mets was a bad omen, I suppose.

  3. GimmeSomeSteel - Feb 18, 2010 at 2:41 AM

    “When the Mets get healthy”–And when cows fly we’ll all need hardhats.
    Great team “when healthy”–no catcher worth noting, no 1B, a 2B they’ve been trying to trade for two years now, a CF making mega-millions who can’t get healthy (thanks in part to the medical and training staffs), a SS who missed over 75% of the season, one SP of note, a 3B who left his power in Florida last year, and an unsettled bullpen except for the closer.

  4. willmose - Feb 18, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Gee maybe you are right. Naw, there are too many Mets fans that know the only reason the team sucks is because of health issues. The Mets FO has nothing to do with their problems.

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