Injuries

Pettibone Battling Shoulder Soreness

Pettibone pitched well as a 22-year old rookie for the Phillies last year before succumbing to shoulder soreness.

An early report from CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury says Jonathan Pettibone did not throw today due to shoulder soreness. Pettibone, 23, went 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA last season before being sidelined with a strained right shoulder in July. It is believed that Pettibone will compete for the fifth starter starter spot with Roberto Hernandez and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. PaMikeyDC

    February 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

    He’s AAA bound now. Well, will def be once #35 returns.

    He’s decent. Career 4,5.

  2. Bart Shart

    February 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Hope he comes around, He looks like a good reliever-spot starter, at least that was the impression I got last year.

  3. wbramh

    February 17, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Ian:

    To your knowledge, does anyone close to power have an explanation as to why we’re just now hearing about Hamels and Pettibone entering the 2014 season with untreated or unresponsive inflamed shoulders the team has been aware of for months?

    One second-hand report I read (i assume spurious) claims Hamels was never even given an MRI.
    Is that true?

    Also, Hamels condition was described as “biceps tendonitis.”
    A quick Google of the condition describes it as often just a symptom of a more serious injury. Has anyone pressed the team’s PR people on the subject or followed up even with educated conjecture based on the minimal information supplied by the team?

    I’m starting to wonder who’s in charge of monitoring the players’ medical issues,
    Drs. Howard, Howard or Fine?

    I’m also now wondering whether either pitcher will be on the mound this season.

    • Double Trouble Del

      February 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Wondering about this myself, i.e. will Hamels be sidelined for a significant portion or the season? The severity of the problem might have been the last kick they team needed to sign Burnett.

  4. bacardipr

    February 17, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Well the Phils at least in recent years have a history of been hush-hush on these type of things. So pressing the teams PR people will likely generate more smoke and mirrors.

  5. Ryne Duren

    February 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Here I’m all worried about the aged players and two days into ST two of our “young” starters are down. Wbramh I agree with you in that the medical staff is in fast who you mentioned.

  6. George

    February 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Lay off the medical staff all you experts from the Mayo Clinic and all you Center for Disease Control MDs. When you actually see the medical charts and can prove that you can understand them, then you can bitch.

    Medical reports are confidential; there are even laws governingf that privacy. If a player wants to keep an issue to himself, his doctor, boss, press agent, and even the president of the company he works for is not allowed to leak any information.

    Maybe the Phils’ staff doesn’t know what they’re talking about, but I doubt it. And they can only do what the player agrees to do. Would any of you experts chose to have an MRI if your shoulder got a little stiff or a tiny bit sore when throwing for the first time after several months of inactivity? In my experience with doctors (and I’ve had plenty) they’re usually overly agressive in trying to diagnose a problem. They’ll attempt to sell you a brain scan when you come in with a headache due to a hangover.

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