Saturday, March 31, 2007

Kenny Rogers Has Blood Clot [David Stefanini]

This from

"Kenny Rogers is out until at least the All-Star break, leaving the Detroit Tigers to defend their AL pennant without one of their top pitchers.

Two days after saying his arm felt tired, Rogers had surgery Friday to remove a blood clot from his left shoulder and repair arteries.

"We might have been the only club in baseball with five established starters," Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said. "It's an edge we have here and all we did was lose a little of the edge. We still have a great club with four established starters and a strong bullpen."

This is a minor set back for the Detroit Tigers. Last season they had the best starting rotation in all of baseball. This year they looked to be just as good pitching wise. They can replace Rogers until he is ready to come back at the All-Star break, and not worry about losing to many games in their division. Look for the Tigers to be a force in the A.L this season.

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