Todd Zolecki looks at the Phillies pitchers (Romero, Lidge and Blanton) on the disabled list. Each pitcher looks to be returning no sooner than the first of May. The Phillies are looking to add some help from the waiver wire.
Fire Jim Bowden points out that the Nationals start the season with half of the team out of position due to players on the DL.
Met fans didn’t forget about last year and greeted the teams training staff on opening day.
Two of the newest players with injury news are Sammy Gervacio of the Astros (link) and Felix Pie of the Orioles (link). After a big push over the weekend to get everyone on the DL, the rate has slowed down. On average it is two people going on the DL each day. Here is a list of the average number of trips to the DL from 2002 to 2008:
Programming note: I am looking to doing a series on different injury types and treatments. Let me know if there are any topics you would like to see covered.
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