Submitted by Dr. Joseph Hecht on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 4:35pm
Can Hawkeye Pierce be added to the coaching staff? It's not just incoming, we've finally got some outgoing from the M*A*S*H unit. Last week we added Kerry Wood to the bullpen (it's a miracle!) and now pinch hitter deluxe, Darryle Ward is in Colorado almost fully recovered from his calf/gastrocnemius muscle strain and just might be reactivated for the weekend. Darryle doesn't want to miss the high altitude hitting. Friday Morning Update on Aramis Ramirez follows... Under the tent with that big red cross sign was seen entering Angel Pagan with colitis and a bleeding ulcer, who has been prescribed to have a week of bedrest and is now on the DL. Aramis Ramirez missed a few games earlier in the year with wrist tendonitis. Back then they did a wrist arthrogram (dye injection XRay) to make sure no structures were torn. Now they've choppered him out to the big medical unit in Chicago to have that sore wrist examined. But with the minimal power the lineup has shown, any significant injury here is really scary. Wrist injuries tend to affect a hitters power, so this may be the explanation for what we haven't seen at the plate of late from ARam. Update: ARam had a MRI that didn’t show any structural problems and got a cortisone shot on the little finger side of his wrist. He out until Tuesday but no DL stint is planned. Recent visitor to the DL unit, Alfonso Soriano was found on the phone chatting with his little buddy Felix Pie and says that his quadriceps soreness is better and he's off crutches. He can't wait for his physical therapy appointments to start. Pitcher Sean Marshall's scratched cornea is better after wearing his eyeglasses for a few days. Now all he needs to do is pitch better than his last outing vs the Astros. In the chronic ward is Henry Blanco who's neck/cervical disc herniation is better and at last it seems he's better from his mysterious left shoulder ailment. They are looking to transfer him to a rehab assignment in about a week. If he gets past the KP and peeling potatoes without pain, he just might get back to the active roster. In the dog pound was last seen Will Ohman, who's barking shoulder had an MRI which showed some minor inflammation of the AC joint. He's still heading to AAA Iowa after a few days of rest. Transferred out to the good ship Hope's 60 day DL are Mark Prior (shoulder/Bankart repair surgery), Angel Guzman (medial elbow tendonitis/ulnar neuritis) and Roberto Novoa (scapula/shoulder blade fracture), who won't be joining the team anytime soon. A few more days of this sickly offense (losing 6 of 7 games) and I'll be cueing in the M*A*S*H themesong for us TCR bloggers...Suicide is Painless. The cure? We need to MASH alot of baseballs in Colorado.