Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/4/12

Because of food poisoning, the Rockies will be a bit short on bullpen help to begin the season this week. Yes, food poisoning is typically a 24-hour or 48-hour ordeal, but it can leave some lasting effects. As a result of a strained oblique from power puking, Rockies left-handed reliever Josh Outman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the season.

“The food poisoning, there was a lot of vomiting and I really believe he strained his oblique,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said Tuesday according to FoxSports.com. “He’s been much better over the last couple of days but he hasn’t been able to throw. We haven’t been able to get him to the mound. So we’re just going to err on the side of caution.”

Most of the weird injuries that we feature on LBS pertaining to baseball players are the result of clumsiness. Two great examples would be David Robertson falling down his stairs while carrying some empty boxes or David Price suffering neck spasms after toweling off improperly. But Outman’s excuse is pretty legit. Food poisoning can be pretty brutal. Some people are just stronger pukers than others. Nature of the beast.

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