You probably have heard this by now, but the A’s put pitchers Justin Duchscherer and Sean Gallagher on the disabled list. Duchscher has hip inflammation and Gallagher a “fatigued arm.” That’s big news, because the A’s have now used the DL 23 times this season, and that surpasses the club record set last year.
In other words, so much for all the time spent over the winter trying to pinpoint a way to stop the injury problem.
Talked to an A’s executive who I’ll name later (and he’ll be named in my game story), and he said he has no problem with the A’s medical staff. At some point, he said (to paraphrase), the blame goes on the players, and the A’s have a lot of guys with a long history of injury issues.
Interesting take. Do you agree?