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Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has a sore shoulder

Mar 12, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, whose $48 million contract with the Phillies was reworked into a $12 million contract because of concerns about the health of his arm, is now sidelined with shoulder problems.

Jim Salisbury of reports that Gonzalez complained of soreness during a throwing session Tuesday and the Cuban right-hander was scratched from today’s scheduled start, with further examination slated for Thursday. Meanwhile, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told Salisbury that Gonzalez is “day to day” and “we don’t think it’s anything alarming.”

Even before being shut down with these shoulder problems Gonzalez was having a lackluster camp, getting underwhelming reviews on his raw stuff and struggling in games.

Lots of injured pitchers in Phillies camp, although at least the latest news on Cole Hamels‘ shoulder problems is positive.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    None of this really matters. If this offense continues to flail away in spring training, the Phillies could have the 4 aces in their prime and they won’t win 80 games.

    • halladaysbiceps - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      I want to add something. My comment above wasn’t meant to be snarky. I really believe until proven otherwise that this offense is this bad. I really don’t get it. On paper, they should be much better. But the reality is on March 12th, they are not. I’m sick to my stomach watching player after player go up to hit and strikeout. Besides the age jokes, what is wrong with this lineup? I hope someone smarter than me can explain this. I have no answers.

  2. karlkolchak - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    This dude reminds me a little of Yunesky Maya, who the Nats blew $8 million on out of Cuba a few years ago and who almost immediately looked like AAA roster bait.

  3. toodrunktotastethischicken - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Is it out of line to question their medical staff and the “throwing program” ? I understand injuries happen all the time but this is the third young pitcher in as many weeks to have shoulder related injuries. And how they swore Halladay was healthy and we all know how that turned out.

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