Russell Martin’s groin is still the talk of camp, but he’s hardly the only one dealing with injuries. Casey Blake left today’s game after 2 innings due to a strained muscle in his right side, and Cory Wade received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder, which will shut him down for two weeks.
Wade had almost no shot of making the club anyway, and by all accounts Blake’s injury is the sort of incredibly minor thing that wouldn’t stop him in July, but isn’t worth pushing through in March. That’s fine. Yet it seems that Wade isn’t the only reliever who’s sore, either, according to a line buried deep in the game recap from today’s tilt against the Giants:
[George] Sherrill opened the spring with sore knees and was further slowed by taking a line drive off his right ankle last week.
First I’ve heard of any of that. Clearly, it’s not something the team is all that concerned about since no one’s talking about it and Sherrill’s scheduled to pitch against Colorado tomorrow, but certainly worth keeping an eye on. With Ronald Belisario still MIA, the last thing this club needs is another important reliever unable to contribute.