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MLB Injury News:
To add to the woes of the defending
World Series Champion San Francisco Giants' 2013 campaign, veteran lefty reliever
Jeremy Affeldt has been sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a
nagging oblique injury. Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that Manager Bruce
Bochy stated in an interview that lack of conditioning could be at the root of
role we’re in, whether it’s pitcher or position player, it’s important to get
better whether it’s on the conditioning side or the mental side," said Bochy. "For Jeremy,
it’s been a rough year for him. He just said he wants to come into spring
training in the best shape he’s been in.”
Affeldt had previously missed 50 games
between July 21st and September 12th with a left groin injury that was re-aggravated
in his first appearance back from the injury. The reliever, who has had stints
in his career with the Royals, Rockies, Indians as well as the Giants, had a
mediocre 2013 season posting a 3.74 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings of
The defending champion Giants are out of
playoff contention this season currently sitting 17 games back of the
division leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Their disappointing season can be summed
up by a lack of both timely offense and pitching, and Affeldt missing in the relief
effort for a bulk of the season did not help their cause.
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