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Jeremy Affeldt is done for the season

Sep 18, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season due to renewed left groin discomfort.

Affeldt missed 50 games between July 21 and September 12 with a severe left groin strain and aggravated that injury in his first appearance back.

The 34-year-old posted a pedestrian 3.74 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 21/17 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings of relief this season for the Giants after inking a three-year, $18 million free agent contract in mid-November.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday evening that he had a talk with Affeldt about entering spring training next year in better physical shape: “I hope we learned from this – all of us,” Bochy said. “In the role we’re in, whether it’s pitcher or position player, it’s important to get better whether it’s on the conditioning side or the mental side. For Jeremy, it’s been a rough year for him. He just said he wants to come into spring training in the best shape he’s been in.”

  1. ptfu - Sep 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Is this the first 2014 Best Shape Of His Life post?

    • missthemexpos - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      We have retailers pushing out Christmas merchandise earlier every year so why not start the 2014 Best Shape posts earlier too. Gotta believe a Derek Jeter 2014 Best Shape post is mere days away.

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