Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lee to have precautionary MRI

First base acquisition Derrek Lee will undergo an MRI on his tender wrist tomorrow after seing a specialist today. According to Roch Kubatko over at, specialist Dr. John Wilckens was confident that there was no new damage to his wrist and that any inflammation was caused by reaction to baseball activities after a long layoff. That seems perfectly reasonable and tomorrow's MRI is just a precaution.

In other injury news: Brian Roberts sat out of today's workout with back spasms. Brian and the team are not linking today's aching back with last night's head-first slide into firstbase but it is hard not to make a connection. Some are worried about this, I'm really not. One would has to wonder would Roberts be playing through these types of neck and back issues if it were the regular season and not March 8th. Given Roberts' back issues last year of course people are worried about anything that has to do with the second baseman's spine but until there is actually something other than a sore back to report I think we can all kind of calm down.

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