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Matt Guerrier facing 6-8 month recovery for elbow injury

Aug 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Matt Guerrier is seeking a second opinion after being diagnosed with a torn flexor muscle in his right forearm, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.

Guerrier briefly pitched well for the Cubs after coming over from the Dodgers in the Carlos Marmol contract dump, but was shut down with elbow problems and placed on the 60-day disabled list last week.

That rules him out for the season, but if Guerrier indeed has a torn flexor muscle he’d be looking at a 6-8 month recovery timetable that would make it awfully difficult for the 35-year-old to secure a guaranteed contract for 2014. In fact, Guerrier even brought up the possibility of staying in Chicago on a minor-league deal when he talked to Levine about the injury.

  1. sid1032 - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Wishing Matt well, he was a great reliever for the Twins and was pitching great for the Cubs after being misused by the Dodgers.

  2. pop562 - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Misused by the Dodgers? Check out the Dodgers bull pen and tell me which players are being misused? The Dodgers like to give their players chances and League, Belasario and Marmol has plenty of chances to show if they can help the bull pen win. So far, Belasario is getting back to form. As for League and Marmol, they put them in situations where they don’t have too much pressure. So stop with the bs accusation of the Dodgers misusing anyone.

  3. hjb4971 - Aug 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Another of the lousy trades by the Boston bafoons in the Cubs front office. They traded for damaged goods. This club needs players now, and they keep trading away their only good players for “prospects” that may never become effective.

    The gave away their only power hitter, Soriano, just as he was getting into his normal summer hot-streak, and not only got next to nothing in return – but they have to PAY his SALARY,

    The Yankees made the deal of the year….all Soriano has done is re-invigorate their team with a string of multi-homer games where he has driven in the winning runs day after day. In the meantime the Cubs have gone 4-20 and continue to be shut-out since they lost their only power hitter, and are 14 games below 500 in their own ball park.

    The words inexcusable, shameful, and just plain stupid, characterize the Cubs front office! Their version of “Billy-Ball” is not working and they have weakened their team. I refuse to pay to attend another game, and other Cub fans should do the same!

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