Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Ed & Dave Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2005, 10:35 AM  
cmh6476 cmh6476 is offline
Keep Camp Home!
 
cmh6476's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: St Joe MO
Casino cash: $35373
Teahen to the 15-day DL

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Royals place Teahen on 15-day DL
04/13/2005 11:27 AM ET
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com

KANSAS CITY -- Third baseman Mark Teahen's rookie season is off to a halting start.
The Royals placed Teahen on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a lower back strain. Infielder Joe McEwing was brought up from Triple-A Omaha to fill his roster spot.

Teahen's first exposure to the Major Leagues lasted just four games plus two innings. He was helped off the field after two innings of Monday's home opener against the Seattle Mariners.

"It's something I've had problems with in the past, mainly the '03 season," he said. "It's a thing I've got to keep on top of, as far as keeping the back strong."

Teahen usually does strengthening exercises to alleviate stress on his back, but was prevented from doing that the last few days when a cold kept him in bed during his off-hours.

"It hurts my mobility and flexibility more than anything else," Teahen said.

McEwing, signed as a free agent late in Spring Training, will be a backup infielder while Tony Graffanino logs most of the time at third base.

McEwing played mostly at third base in Omaha's five games but he's also capable of filling in at shortstop and second base as well as the outfield.

"I wish it wasn't under these circumstances. You hate to see anybody get hurt, especially a good kid like Teahen," McEwing said.

"I'm just coming up to be a part of the puzzle and help this club win."

McEwing, 32, was released by the Mets during Spring Training after four years with them. Last season, he batted .254 in 59 games and appeared at every position except pitcher and catcher.

In 1999, McEwing was the St. Louis Cardinals' regular second baseman and hit .275 in 152 games.

The Royals picked McEwing over another veteran infielder, Denny Hocking, who also is at Omaha. McEwing gives the Royals a bit more range defensively.

After Teahen recovers, it's likely that the Royals will send him to Omaha to get back in playing shape.

"After 15 days, I'd like to do that," manager Tony Pena said. "But I'd like to get there first and see how he has improved."

In Teahen's five games this season, he batted .200 (3-for-15) and had a triple for his first Major League hit.

"It's not how it starts," Teahen said. "It's just a small portion of my career, really. It's better to take care of it now than risk hurting it again."
Posts: 5,754
cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.cmh6476 would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2005, 10:40 AM   #2
ChiTown ChiTown is offline
Stroking to Andy's Man Boobs
 
ChiTown's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Flatlands of Kansas
Casino cash: $13129
We're fn cursed.
__________________


FRESHMAN DEBATE SQUAD - 2nd ALTERNATE
Posts: 17,984
ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.ChiTown has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.