New Sox Reliever Thornburg Suffering From 'Dead Arm'
Uh-oh! Another mysterious pitcher arm injury has cropped up on the Red Sox staff. According to The Providence Journal's Tim Britton, new relieverTyler Thornburg is experiencing "dead arm" symptoms. As a result, the team is "backing off" Thornburg this week to allow his arm to regenerate a bit. Reportedly, he's also having "mechanical" problems, that abstract notion that only pitchers and pitching coaches can fathom. Stay tuned.