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The Dude
05-17-2006, 12:47 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260516129

Left with a mid back strain

Hernandez has been on the disabled list seven times since 2000.

Wow, 3 ex sox players from last season injured in the last week or so!

Foulke You
05-17-2006, 01:05 AM
Well, El Duque getting hurt is an annual event. At this point in his career, I don't understand why El Duque won't consider being converted into a closer? It would be so much less stress and innings on his shoulder and he probably would be a great one considering the man has ice in his veins in pressure situations. Given his advanced age and his multiple arm angles, it seems he is just being stubborn by clinging to a starting role. It's my understanding that KW asked El Duque if he'd consider a full time role in the pen and he declined, thus, he was shippped out.