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And the season’s first disabled list trip goes to … Mike Carp

Mar 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

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It took exactly one game for a player to suffer an injury that requires a disabled list stint, as Mariners left fielder Mike Carp hurt his right shoulder diving for a ball against the A’s in Japan and has been placed on the shelf.

Carp played the entire 11-inning game, but was later diagnosed with a sprain and didn’t play in Game 2 last night/this morning.

Carlos Peguero was called up from Triple-A to take his place and the injury is unfortunate because after years of solid production in the minors Carp finally seemed likely to establish himself as a useful big leaguer. And now the already punchless Mariners lineup is without one of its best bats.

  1. shawnuel - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Worse than that, Wedge has an unnatural love for Carlos Peguero, that precludes common sense about his hapless plate approach and well below par defense. But he does “play the game the right way”. ::sigh::

  2. CJ - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    actually, technically, the game was tonight. they live in the future over there

  3. natstowngreg - Mar 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Granted, it’s a bit of a hollow honor. Carp beat Larry Chipper, Drew Storen, and a number of others to the DL due to a fluke in the schedule. Still, one would think Mike Carp would get something for the honor of it.

    • wlschneider09 - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

      Yep, Nick Johnson is gonna fight this one.

      • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

        Grossly unfair to Nick. Norfolk doesn’t start their season until April 5th.

  4. dowhatifeellike - Mar 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Too many injuries! End the season!

  5. tropboi11 - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    My first fantasy player to hit DL, next is Storen and Carpenter

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