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Retro night on someone's pitching mound?

Posted on: December 9, 2008 12:18 pm
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LAS VEGAS -- Scott Erickson, who essentially has not pitched a full major-league season since 2002 and mostly has been out of baseball since 2005, is making noises about a comeback.

Erickson, 40, has contacted the Minnesota Twins about coming to spring training in 2009 and apparently was met with a tepid response.

"He wants to come back," Twins GM Bill Smith told CBSSports.com. "I told him to go get a job in winter ball and let's see what you can do."

Erickson, who was 142-136 with a 4.59 ERA over 15 big-league seasons, so far is not pitching winter ball.

Following a run between 1991 and 1999 in which he threw 200 or more innings seven times, Erickson developed elbow trouble in 2000 that eventually led to Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 9:44 pm
 

Retro night on someone's pitching mound?

Can you say World Series 2009???  What a joke.  Thanks for the laugh.  Bill Smith's answer is classic, but it shoudl have been left at "go get a  job"


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