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Jjav829
01-03-2002, 10:14 PM
Mike Sirotka has hit a road bump in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

The Blue Jays left-hander, who spent all of 2001 on the disabled list after undergoing surgery April 24 to repair a torn labrum, has not thrown a ball the past five weeks after experiencing soreness in the same shoulder.

Sirotka had been on a rehab program that consisted of throwing on flat ground three times a week.

"Mike experienced some pain in his shoulder the last week of November and hasn't thrown since," Jays trainer Scott Shannon said yesterday. "Mike had a visit with Dr. (James) Andrews (the famed orthopedic surgeon) two weeks ago. There was no sign of any damage to the shoulder, but some tendinitis had developed in his rotator cuff."

Just when Sirotka will be able to throw again is up in the air.

"At this point, we don't have a date for when he will resume his throwing program and pitch again," Shannon said. "Right now, Mike is working on his range of motion and is exercising to strengthen the shoulder. Hopefully, in a week to 10 days. I'm sure Dr. Andrews will be very conservative with Mike and take his time."

Shannon added that the setback and the missed time means Sirotka will start from square one once he resumes throwing.

Initially, the Jays had hoped that, if all went well and there were no significant setbacks, Sirotka would be able to join the team around the middle of May. That plan is now up in smoke.

"Coming back from these things is not always a slam dunk," manager Buck Martinez said of the setback. "These things happen. We never had a definite time frame for when he'd be back."

Tabbed as a possible "ace" of the rotation, Sirotka, 30, was acquired by the Jays from the Chicago White Sox last Jan. 14 in an ill-fated six-player trade that featured David Wells heading to Chicago.

czalgosz
01-03-2002, 10:40 PM
That's weird... I was just wondering about Siro today.

Chisox_cali
01-03-2002, 10:55 PM
http://bluejays.mlb.com/tor/photo/ph_play_mugshot_122276.jpg
"Man it sucks to be me"

czalgosz
01-03-2002, 10:59 PM
God, is that an ugly hat.

Chisox_cali
01-03-2002, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by czalgosz
God, is that an ugly hat.

Oh yeah it is. Thank god those are just their batting practice hats and not their game hats and also that we dont have real ugly BP hats, they are basically the same just with a silver brim.

RichH55
01-08-2002, 02:37 AM
Originally posted by Chisox_cali


Oh yeah it is. Thank god those are just their batting practice hats and not their game hats and also that we dont have real ugly BP hats, they are basically the same just with a silver brim.

We actually take the time to differenciate between game hats and batting practice hats? That is a combination of sad, scary, and borderline control freaky