Not taking pleasure in somebody else's injury blah blah blah we're not bad people yada yada and so on. This is huge news.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Kelvim Escobar, an 18-game winner last season, revealed this morning that he has a tear in his shoulder, an injury that could require season-ending surgery and, possibly, end his career.
"I'm concerned, I don't know what's going to happen, I don't even know if I'll be able to pitch again," said Escobar, who, just a week into his throwing program, was shut down Sunday because of shoulder pain.
Over 190 innings, the difference between a 3.75 RA from Escobar and a 5.00 RA from some guy is 26 runs. There's basically no possible way that this doesn't make the Angels substantially worse.
At the rate it's been going we're going to win this thing by attrition.
Feeling guilty? Whatever. Go ahead and crack a smile.