A’s pitcher Brett Anderson left Sunday’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks after just eight pitches. Here are the A’s with the injury report:
Report from the #Athletics clubhouse is that Brett Anderson left the game with a strained right trapezius
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) March 10, 2013
Wait a sec. Trapezius? Is this a joke? Did the A’s Twitter account get hacked? Anderson has a strained high-flying circus swing? The hell is a trapezius? These were are all thoughts that coursed through my mind after hearing the news.
A thousand points to you if you know what a trapezius is and where it is located (unless you’re in the medical field). But for the rest of you, it’s the triangular muscle that stretches from the neck to the upper back. This makes sense when you realize “trapezius” is referred to as “trap muscle” by normal people.
On a serious note, however, the injury may cause some concern for the A’s. Anderson is tapped to be the team’s opening day starter and has al