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HomeFish
08-01-2009, 11:00 AM
You always hear this phrase when an FA signs. Has any player ever lost a contract because he failed the physical? I seem to recall this happening once in the early 2000's, but can't recall the details.

WhiteSox5187
08-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Wasn't there a big deal over the Sirotka-Wells deal? Didn't Sirotka fail his physical?

mzh
08-01-2009, 11:17 AM
In the NBA there was Tyson Chandler not being traded somewhere because he failed a physical (finger injury).

DumpJerry
08-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Ben Sheets. 2009.

voodoochile
08-01-2009, 11:33 AM
He's not asking about rejected trades, he's asking about voided contracts.

downstairs
08-01-2009, 12:38 PM
In the NBA there was Tyson Chandler not being traded somewhere because he failed a physical (finger injury).

New Orleans Hornets to Oklahoma. It was his toe. We just traded him to Charlotte last week for a much better return (Okafor).

The NOLA/OKC trade was funny because the day it all happened, both teams were playing each other. So he was around, but didn't know what team he'd be playing for!

HomeFish
08-02-2009, 03:45 PM
According to Wikipedia, CHRIS SINGLETON failed an examination in 2004 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

soxfanreggie
08-04-2009, 03:10 PM
I wonder what it takes to "fail a physical". There are some players who I think would be candidates to fail, and others it can surprise you a little bit.