Found June 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
In what was a clearly emotional moment, Toronto Blue Jays starter Ramon Ortiz may have seen his career come to an end last night.  The 40-year old pitcher was injured while throwing a pitch to Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres.  Ortiz understood the severity of the injury and its likely implication immediately and broke down in tears before leaving the game. Tom Malloney of the Globe and Journal says the injury is suspected to be a torn ligament in the pitching elbow.  Ortiz is being sent to Florida for an MRI to confirm the extent and severity of the injury.  However, if it is in fact a torn ligament, Ortiz's career is likely over. Surgery and recovery at this stage in his life would be difficult.  He would miss the remainder of this season and a large chunk of next season.  Ortiz would then have to prove to a team that he can come back post-surgery at 41 and still pitch effectively.  That's not a probable scenario. Blogging for Susie Ortiz has had some good years in his career.  In 2001 and 2002 with the Angels, Ortiz combined to be slightly above-average compared with the rest of the league.  He posted a 4.36 ERA in 2001 and a 3.77 ERA in 2002.  Ortiz won a World Series with the Angels in 2002.  Overall, Ortiz has a career record of 87-86 with a 4.93 ERA. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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