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Mike Pelfrey adds elbow injury to groin and shoulder issues

May 30, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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Last month the Twins placed right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list with a groin injury, which provided a convenient excuse to remove him from the rotation after going 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in five starts.

While rehabbing in the minors Pelfrey was shut down with a shoulder injury and now, after being examined by doctors again, he’s been diagnosed with nerve irritation in his elbow.

Pelfrey was so awful in his five starts before going on the disabled list–including more walks (18) than strikeouts (10) in 24 innings–that it’s certainly not surprising to learn he has multiple arm problems. Minnesota made the odd decision to re-sign him to a two-year, $12 million deal this offseason despite Pelfrey being pretty terrible with a 5-13 record and 5.19 ERA last year, and now this is looking like a lost season for the 30-year-old.

  1. happytwinsfan - May 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    12 million dollars go poof. Whoospie doopsie.

    (googling Alex Meyer stats)

    • twinfan24 - May 30, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      I was wrong so far about the Nolasco signing (thought he would be at least ok, but hasn’t) and wrong about Hughes (didn’t expect him to pitch so well), but no one should be surprised that Pelfrey didn’t have it. I thought it was way too much money to spend on him. I can’t imagine anyone else was going to pay Pelfrey more than $3-4 million for one year.

  2. montrealknowledge - May 30, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I only know one way you can get those injuries all at once… And I feel like he is doing it incorrectly.

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