Found February 15, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Sherill is missing some time the first few days of Seattle Mariners spring training.

Quote: “Bone spurs and floating bodies. I saw an X-ray of my elbow one time and it looked like someone had used meat tenderizer in there,” There’s nothing wrong that would prevent me from pitching."

“I’ll be back doing what everyone else is doing in the next day or two,” he said. Sherrill said with a laugh.... (hmmm) This is scary isn't it?

Let's hope he's really OK. The M's are going to rely on his arm for at least 40+ appearances in 2012.

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