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Joel Zumaya will throw for teams in two weeks, unlikely to re-sign with Tigers

Dec 2, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

Joel Zumaya injury

Joel Zumaya hasn’t appeared in a big-league game since his elbow exploded mid-pitch on June 28, 2010, but Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the oft-injured right-hander “is scheduled to throw a mound session for interested teams” two weeks from now in Houston.

Plenty of promising young pitchers have had their careers derailed by arm injuries, but what makes Zumaya unique is that he’s come back from every surgery throwing 100 miles per hour. So far, at least.

Beck speculates that the Tigers might be interested in re-signing him to a minor-league contract, but Zumaya indicated that a fresh start elsewhere would probably be his first choice. Zumaya says the Red Sox have already expressed interest and his workout is expected to draw at least 10 teams.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    I’d like to see the Cubs give him a shot. We could use a few more arms, especially if Marshall or Marmol are dealt.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

      Apparently the thumbs-down folk here seem to think signing Zumaya for a million bucks or so would be the end of the Cubs.

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Dec 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    I was counting on Joel to take my son’s SATs for him.

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