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Carlos Zambrano out for a month with strained shoulder

Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies Carlos Ruiz AP

Carlos Zambrano exited his last Triple-A start with a shoulder injury and the Phillies announced that he’ll be sidelined for a month after an MRI exam revealed a lat strain.

Zambrano’s minor-league contract with the Phillies had a July 1 opt-out date, but that’s out the window now and if Zambrano has to slowly build back his arm strength following the month off he might not be an option for the Phillies until September, if at all.

Zambrano had a 2.04 ERA in seven starts in the minors, but his 30/17 K/BB ratio in 35 innings was far less impressive and he was mostly working in the high-80s with his fastball.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Why do bad things always happen to the good guys?

    • drone501 - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM


  2. bacardipr05 - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Probably a late Sept call up when pitchers need time off.

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