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MLB Injury News:
The Seattle Mariners received disappointing news over the weekend. They will be without their right-handed reliever Josh Kinney for several weeks. The five-year veteran was diagnosed with an issue in his rib cage and will have to miss time says Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Reliever Josh Kinney has stress reaction in left side and will be out several weeks, according to Mariners.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) March 10, 2013
A stress reaction can lead to a fracture. This is why teams are so cautious with how they handle such an issue. For Kinney, it appears the stress reaction is from his left rib cage. It's not immediately clear what led to the problem, but Seattle isn't taking any chances.
Kinney is entering his second year with the Seattle Mariners. He has been moved around a bit in his young career already. Kinney has played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox already. And he is still just in his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Last season, Kinney appeared in 35 games and posted a 3.94 ERA. In his career, Kinney has a 4.73 ERA. He has shown himself to be a solid reliever at times, but he has never found the consistency that would allow him to stick somewhere long-term.
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