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Jeff Karstens likely headed for DL with shoulder injury

Mar 25, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Jeff Karstens was scratched from yesterday’s scheduled start with a sore shoulder and Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that he’ll “likely will start the season on the disabled list.”

Karstens first complained of shoulder pain in mid-February and “felt like he couldn’t pitch” yesterday, according to general manager Neal Huntington.

He was slated to be the Pirates’ fourth starter after being non-tendered in November and re-signing in January for $2.5 million.

  1. modellforprez - Mar 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    he is ok for depth on the pirates but nobody else would go thru this with him. every season its something new with this guy and bad deal neal says ohhh you are just what im looking for a hasbeen nwb broke down bum there is a reason the yanks thru him in the deal wit ohlendorff and tabata

  2. sjhaack - Mar 25, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Thank you for the Jeff Karstens pitchface.

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