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MLB Injury News:
While New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson wasn’t
able to escape last night’s contest without suffering a serious injury,
starting pitcher David Phelps was more fortunate. The right-hander was hit on
his pitching forearm by a line drive that forced his exit from the contest.
Still, X-rays were negative, and the Yankees expect Phelps to make his next
Phelps was noticeably frustrated when he was exiting the
game, but he told reporters – including Chad Jennings of LoHud.com – that he
considers himself lucky to have avoided more serious injury.
“What’s been going on with our team with everyone getting
hurt, it’s just like, I don’t want to be the next guy,” Phelps said. “… It
could have been a lot worse, and I’m very fortunate. My guardian angel is
looking out for me somewhere.”
Phelps retired the first 13 Tampa Bay Rays he faced and only
got into trouble once last night. He carried the longest outing of his career
into the eighth frame when he was hit by the line drive.
Over his past four starts, Phelps has posted an ERA of 2.63
while totaling at least six innings in each appearance. On the season, the
26-year-old has now maintained an ERA of 3.96 to go with a 1.240 WHIP over 11
appearances – including five starts.
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