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February 25, 2009

Hennessey update (updated)

The Orioles announced that Brad Hennessey left the game in the second inning with elbow soreness. Just talked to him and he said that his forearm (near the inside of his elbow) began to tighten up while he was warming up for the second inning.

He was examined in the clubhouse and will be re-examined tomorrow. It could just be fatigue-related, but a sore elbow is always reason for concern, especially for a guy fighting for a spot at the end of the rotation.

"I hope that's all it is, but we're going to re-evaluate tomorrow,'' he said. "Hopefully, it's not serious. Hopefully, I'm going to be fine and get back out there in the near future."

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 2:23 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Just baseball


That's a lot of hope for one statement. I hope that doesn't turn into a trend for the Orioles for this spring, let alone this season.

Hope is all we have with one proven starter on the roster!

If you're a pitcher and have never had arm trouble just join the Orioles and you're sure to blow out your elbow or shoulder.

Is there a little rain cloud over the O's ST site?

Pete's reply: Now that you mention it, it has been cloudy and cool the past couple of days.

I hope it's nothing serious re: Hennessey''s elbow . I wonder sometimes what these guys off-season conditioning programs consist of . I hope it's alittle more than a few rounds of golf . My feeling is that as a highly paid professional athlete , off-season conditioning should be high on the list . Otherwise the early season / spring training type injuries and setbacks (see Hennessey ) are more likely to occur .

Brad's been playing too much golf, he has golfer's elbow (an actual injury).

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