Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 3/23/13
The injuries continue to mount for the Padres with news that 3B Chase Headley will miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season with a broken thumb. That’s on top of word that pitching prospect Casey Kelly would be undergoing Tommy John surgery consequently ending his 2013 season before it even started. Usually I think injuries are a function of bad luck but after so many in the last couple of years I’m starting to question whether it’s that simple or if the Padres are at least partially to blame. Adding Kelly to a list that already includes Rymer Liriano, Joe Wieland and Cory Luebke has me wondering how any team can have so many season-ending Tommy John surgeries in less than a year. Luebke signed a rich extension last year and was expected to front the Friars rotation for the next several years but instead he is still rehabbing from surgery. He’s expected back sometime this summer but there’s little chance he will be able to pitch as effectively right away so soon after...
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