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Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque has had surgery on his pitching elbow and is likely to be sidelined for the first half of the season.
The Tigers say the right-hander had a screw inserted during an operation Thursday by Dr. James Andrews. Alburquerque is expected to start a throwing progression toward the end of spring training and potentially return to game action by the All-Star break.
Alburquerque was one of Detroit's most pleasant surprises in 2011, going 6-1 as a rookie with a 1.87 ERA. He struck out 67 in 43 1-3 innings, holding hitters to a .142 average. The Tigers bolstered their bullpen recently by adding right-hander Octavio Dotel.
The Tigers say Alburquerque's operation was to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Tigers announced today that reliever Al Alburquerque has undergone elbow surgery and will be out until at least the all-star break. The procedure involved the insertion of a screw into his elbow in order to stabilize a non-displaced fracture. I'm not a doctor, but that sounds pretty serious to me and am not counting on him contributing to the Tigers at all this year.
The Detroit Tigers have lost reliever Al Alburquerque for at least the first half of the 2012 season.
The team announced on Friday that the 25-year-old right-hander underwent surgery to insert a screw into his right elbow to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture.
Alburquerque is expected to begin a rehab program sometime during spring training. The Tigers said, if all goes...
Regarding the Detroit Tigers still unknown 5th starter, you likely fall into one of three camps:
Give it to a rookie
Let a fill-in plug the gap until a rookie is ready
Sign or trade for a veteran
In this article (click here) written about a month ago, I discussed some of the Tigers’ options. Little has changed since then, other than a thinner market being available to the Tigers...
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque is likely to be sidelined for the first half of next season after surgery on his pitching elbow.
Alburquerque had a screw inserted into his olecranon to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture in his right elbow. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Thursday.
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