Saturday, July 9, 2016

Craig Kimbrel Placed On 15-Day DL With Torn Knee

Well, the acquisition of Brad Ziegler becomes more understandable—as the Red Sox placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee. His injury will require knee surgery. The team says he will be out 3-6 weeks—but you can take it to the bank that it will be much longer. Once again, the team's medical staff comes through with flying colors! A "tweak" yesterday is a "tear" today. As The Carmine Hose approach the All-Star Break, they are facing a raft of injuries to key players. These health issues may turn out to be the most serious long-term impediments to their ability to contend. Specifically, the Kimbrel injury is a serious blow to an already shaky bullpen.