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Jerry_Manuel
08-24-2001, 07:29 PM
Nagy done for the year after aggravating elbow
August 24, 2001
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians placed pitcher Charles Nagy on the disabled list Friday with a sore elbow and said he will miss the rest of the season.

Nagy had surgery on his pitching elbow in May 2000 and did not make his first start until June of this year. The right-hander was 5-6 with a 6.40 ERA.

Pitcher Jake Westbrook was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take Nagy's place on the roster.

Nagy has spent his entire 12-year career with the Indians, compiling a record of 128-99 with a 4.40 ERA.

Prior to his injury, Nagy, 34, had built a reputation as a workhorse, logging more than 200 innings in six of his major league seasons. He made 192 straight starts for the Indians without missing a turn from October 3, 1993 to May 16, 2000.

Earlier this year, the team named Nagy one of the Indians top 100 players of all time.

The surgery left Nagy with no cartilage in his right elbow, and he was told by doctors before the season began he could still pitch as long as he could handle the pain.

He began the year in Buffalo where he was 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA. He returned to the major league club with an impressive debut in New York on June 3, holding the Yankees to one run and four hits in seven innings.

But he struggled through the summer and was ultimately sent to the bullpen earlier this month.

Nagy pitched 2 1-3 innings against Oakland on Thursday in relief of starter C.C. Sabathia, allowing just one hit and one earned run to earn the win in Cleveland's 9-7 victory.

KempersRS
08-24-2001, 07:31 PM
He usually hurt the Tribe when he pitched, so that is probably good news for them. Their young arms have been better than Nagy.

doublem23
08-24-2001, 07:31 PM
You really couldn't think that staff could get much worse....

Jerry_Manuel
08-24-2001, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by KempersRS
He usually hurt the Tribe when he pitched, so that is probably good news for them. Their young arms have been better than Nagy.

Hmm.. I wonder if they would like to have Alan Embree?