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Blue Jays' Litsch out after emergency surgery

Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:46 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 12:47 pm
Jesse LitschBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Blue Jays right-hander Jesse Litsch will miss the start of the season after undergoing an emergency shoulder surgery last week, manager John Ferrell told reporters on Sunday.

Litsch had been bothered by right shoulder inflammation and was given a platelet-rich plasma injection by Dr. James Andrews to help clear up the inflammation. Instead of clearing up the infection, Litsch got an infection and had to have arthroscopic surgery.

Farrell said Litsch will not throw for six weeks.

"There's a small risked when you receive an injection," Farrell said (National Post). "Unfortunately, in this case, he was hit with it."

Litsch, 26, missed a month last season with a shoulder injury. He was 6-3 with a 4.44 ERA in 28 games and eight starts, going 2-0 with a 4.08 ERA and a save as a reliever. He also had a much better strikeout rate as a reliever, recording 30 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings as a reliever and 36 in 46 1/3 as a starter. He was expect to be used out of the bullpen this season.

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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:14 am

Blue Jays' Litsch out after emergency surgery

Sounds like Jesse can use a good break here. Guy seems to ty to do everything the docs tell him he should do and nothing ever work out right. Not a Jays fan here or anythng, but I wish the guy some GOOD luck in the future.

Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:20 pm
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Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:04 pm

Blue Jays' Litsch out after emergency surgery

This guy just can't catch a break. He bounces around the rotation battling injuries for the last couple years, and then finally found a niche last year in the bullpen. Now it's back to the injury block, which is a shame. He's going to have to battle hard to continue his career upon his return, and I wouldn't be shocked if he was done with the Blue Jays, if for no other reason than the plethora of young arms waiting for a shot at the bigs. 

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