Friday, March 30, 2007

Well, hell.

Things were going great for the Tigers this spring.

Perhaps a little too great.

Rogers has blood clot removed; likely out until July

LAKELAND, Fla. — Kenny Rogers had surgery Friday to remove a blood clot from his left shoulder and repair arteries, and the Detroit Tigers pitcher likely will be sidelined for the first half of the season.

The 42-year-old left-hander had the operation in Dallas. He is expected to start throwing in six-to-eight weeks, and Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said the earliest Rogers would return to the rotation is July.

Great. Just great. The Tigers have brought in Chad Durbin to take the fifth spot in the rotation, and he did really well this spring, but... wow, this is a shocker.

Please attempt to carry on with your normal business. I'll try to, but it could be a little touch-and-go at times.

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