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Cliff Pennington sits out game with infected sweat gland

Apr 13, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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Cliff Pennington missed yesterday’s game against the White Sox “with an infected sweat gland under his left arm,” according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Slusser notes that the infected sweat gland “makes swinging difficult” for Pennington, which explains why he unsuccessfully attempted to bunt for a hit in the 10th inning after coming off the bench in Sunday’s game.

Andy LaRoche played in Pennington’s place last night, drawing his third start of the season at shortstop despite never playing a single inning there in the majors or minors prior to this season.

UPDATE: Pennington is back in the lineup today after having the infected sweat gland drained. Lovely.

  1. BC - Apr 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Ow.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    man, do they have to report EVERYTHING these days? Couldn’t this just be wrapped up in a nice little “flu-like symptoms” package?

    • cur68 - Apr 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM

      Jeez, I’m with you. Next time the infected gland flares up lets just call it an oblique, eh? No one would be surprised.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Apr 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    It’s got to be better than an inflamed sphincter

  4. sknut - Apr 13, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Next time I want to call sick into work I am going to say my sweat gland is swollen.

    • cur68 - Apr 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

      Boobs are essentially just sweat glands. Keep that in mind when you say one is ‘swollen’.

      • sknut - Apr 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

        Well I do have man boobs so I will take that under consideration.

  5. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Apr 13, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    An infected sebaceous gland/cyst can be quite large and need to be taken care of.

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