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More news on the minor league pitchers

Unread postby MadThinker88 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:29 pm

The call up of Jensen makes more sense considering the news on Cliff Politte. With Sipp having TJ surgery, it will be interesting to see if he is added to the 40 man after the season.

This is copied from indians.com website.

More injury news: Cliff Politte's 2007 season is over.

The veteran reliever, pitching at Double-A Akron, recently suffered a setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery he underwent last year and will now be shut down for the next four to six weeks.

Soloff said the Tribe hopes to have Politte throwing again early in the offseason with the goal of a full recovery by Spring Training.

Also on the injury front, outfielder David Dellucci is "progressing beautifully," Soloff said, while top relief prospect Tony Sipp underwent Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery on Tuesday.

Dellucci, two weeks removed from surgery to remove a torn tendon in his hamstring, is on pace to return in late August. Currently doing aquatic jogging exercises, he will begin a running program in a week.

The news is less encouraging for Sipp after he couldn't resume a "return to throw" program last week in Winter Haven, Fla. The 24-year-old left-hander, who seemed so close to the big leagues this offseason, was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will be out for the next year.
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Unread postby ArtGold » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:36 pm

Bad news about Sipp, but not completely unexpected. He was doing well, and appeared to have a shot at a significant bullpen spot for the end of 2007 if he built on last year's work.

Looks like we might have to put him off for a couple of years, hopefully he'll make it all the way back. Can't have too much pitching (he said for the 100th time).
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