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Tommy Hunter questionable for Opening Day

Mar 19, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

Tommy Hunter was scratched from yesterday’s scheduled start after straining his left oblique during pregame warmups:

I was feeling strong in the bullpen. Throwing great. I was spotting a perfect game, a no-hitter in the bullpen. Then I went, “Oh poop,” and said all kinds of choice words.

Right, like “oh poop.”
Hunter and his filthy mouth had been the favorites for the Rangers’ fourth-starter gig, but now he’s expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks and oblique strains often linger beyond the initial recovery timetables.
Assistant general manager Thad Levine gave Hunter merely “an outside chance” of being ready for his first scheduled turn in the rotation on April 9 against the Mariners, likely leaving either C.J. Wilson or Matt Harrison to fill in. Wilson is trying a move to the rotation after five years in the bullpen and Harrison is coming back from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

  1. Cru11 - Mar 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    I havent seen Tommy this spring but I was curious on his weight. On the team site he’s listed at a whopping 280 lbs. I remember a piece back around November on his tough 5 day a week cardio/conditioning regime which he said was to come back in the spring more lean so he could log more innings.

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