Skip to content

UPDATE: Nathan headed for MRI on elbow

Mar 7, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

Joe Nathan headshot.jpgUPDATE: Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Nathan is headed back to the Twin Cities to have an MRI on the elbow.

SATURDAY, 3:12pm: Luckily the Twins are saying it was only for “precautionary reasons,” but closer Joe Nathan was removed from Saturday’s game against the Red Sox due to some elbow tightness.

He faced three batters and threw 20 pitches in the third inning before being greeted by pitching coach Rick Anderson and assistant trainer Dave Preumer. As you’ll recall, Nathan underwent surgery in October to remove two bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow. Here’s what he told Kelly Thesier of MLB.com:

“[There was] some tightness, achiness. We didn’t want to push through
anything,” Nathan said of his elbow. “I think it’s more being careful
than anything right now. [We are] taking things slow because we still
have a lot of time.”

Nathan said he will be reevaluated on Sunday, but did not want to “come to any assumptions” whether he’d be fine or not. It’s finger-crossing time in Minnesota. You wouldn’t know it by all the attention Mariano Rivera gets, but Nathan has a 1.87 ERA and 0.93 WHIP since joining the Twins in 2004.
 

  1. joy - Mar 6, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    50%off ca,ed hardy t-shirt$15 jeans,coach handbag$33,air max90,dunk,polo t-shirt$13,
    lacoste t-shirt $13 air jordan for
    sale,$35,nfl nba jersy for sale
    http://www.tnta.US/
    free shipping
    accept paypal credit card
    lower price fast shippment with higher quality
    BEST QUALITY GUARANTEE!!
    SAFTY & HONESTY GUARANTEE!!
    FAST & PROMPT DELIVERY GUARANTEE!!
    Packing: All the products are packed with original boxes and tags also retro cards/ code
    numder
    Features: AAA QUALITY, COMPETITIVE PRICE AND SERVICE
    1) The goods are shipping by air express, such as EMS,the shipping time is in 5-7 business days
    2) They are in stock now;
    3) Various styles and color for clients’ choice
    4) The Products are fit for most people, because of our wholesale price
    ugg45$ puma gucci$35,nike jordans six ring,yeezy$%5!!
    new era caps$13 gucci handbags jeans,t-shirts sunglass,caps
    true religion jeans$35,ca,ed hardy jeans$35,nfl jerseys$20
    LV,CHANAL,HANDBAGS$35
    NIKE SHOX AIR MAX TL3 OZ NZ ONLY $35
    UGG TIMBLAND LACOSTE SHOES ED HARDY SHOES$35
    DIESEL T-SHIRT,GSTAR T-SHIRT,CA T-SHIRT,50% OFF FOR SALE $15

  2. Eli - Mar 6, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Nathan is a spectacular pitcher, and every baseball fan knows that; but Rivera has given up 11 ER and only 2 HR in 133 1/3 innings in the playoffs. Nathan has given up 7 ER and 2 HR in 8 innings. Yes it’s a small sample size, but it’s not like they were all in one series or anything.

  3. wrong em - Mar 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Is there any point in linking to a tweet?

  4. Eli - Mar 7, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Yes there is. You link to a tweet to give the original source of information credit for his work.

  5. ugg boots - Mar 8, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    Wow, thanks for the insightful post.Nike Air Jordan 10 I look forward to reading more from you.

  6. Tacfit Commando - Mar 8, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Thanks, that was helpful for people like me who are about to take the plunge into getting fit and healthy!

  7. mbt shoes clearance - Mar 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Hi,Folks. I come here form aol,I think this article is wonderful ,.thank u for sharing.

  8. ErrorFix - Mar 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Well I arrived here on another post but ended up staying for 20 minutes reading your stuff! Enjoyed it :-D

  9. JEANETTEMunoz - Mar 31, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    The loans seem to be very useful for guys, which would like to organize their own career. By the way, it’s easy to get a short term loan.

  10. wholesale hats - Apr 27, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    blocked-toe christian wholesale hats

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

The Jon Lester-Yoenis Cespedes trade is a win-win
Top 10 MLB Player Searches