Kenny Rogers Out Indefinitely
The Detroit Tigers hurler had surgery Friday to remove a blood clot in his left shoulder which will sideline him indefinitely. The operation came just a day after the 42-year-old lefty was placed on the DL with what he described as "a tired arm."
Obviously, the injury was a bit more severe, since the 18-year veteran had to have two arteries in his shoulder repaired in addition to the clot being removed.
Rogers will not resume throwing for at least six weeks and possibly will not return until July.
He enjoyed a pretty outstanding season for the AL Champion Tigers last year, going 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA while starting for the junior circuit in the All-Star Game. He saved his best for the post-season, however, winning all three of his starts and not allowing a run over 23 innings.
[Detroit Free Press]