Originally written April 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Jeremy Affeldt has proven himself as one of the more valuable relievers in the game.  At least for the San Francisco Giants.  Affeldt was re-signed to a three-year, $21 million contract this offseason, so the Giants clearly feel he is valuable.  Unfortunately, they will be without him for approximately three weeks. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Affeldt was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.  He has been diagnosed with an oblique strain likely suffered in his last appearance.  Baggarly says Affeldt began complaining of soreness during Monday's off day.  The team has recalled Jean Machi to fill the roster spot. Affedlt is known for his strange injuries, but this one is pretty tame when compared to his usual freakish setbacks.  Last year during the post season, he fell down the dugout steps while trying to avoid a foul ball that was rocketing toward the dugout.  He has also cut himself while trying to separate two frozen hamburger patties. The loss of Affeldt will be a difficult one for the Giants in theory, but the team has great pitching all around.  Affeldt has struggled so far this season, so the team should be able to find someone to get the job done better than Affeldt has in his six appearances this season.  However, Affeldt's history suggests he will get things back on track, and that's the pitcher the Giants don't want to be without. In his career, Affeldt has a 4.02 ERA.  However, he has posted sub-3.00 ERAs in both 2011 and 2012.  The Giants are confident he can do that again this year.  They will just have to wait to see him do it until he recovers from the oblique strain. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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