MLB Notebook | Blood clot in shoulder sidelines Jeremy Bonderman
Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman from Pasco likely will miss the rest of the season after undergoing medical procedures related to a blood...
DETROIT — Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman from Pasco likely will miss the rest of the season after undergoing medical procedures related to a blood clot.
The condition was discovered Friday in a vein in Bonderman's pitching shoulder. He underwent a procedure to break up the clot that night before having an angioplasty Saturday morning.
"I'm sore, but I'm all right," said Bonderman, who visited the clubhouse after Saturday's win over Cleveland. "I'm done for a while, I know that."
The blood clot was caused by thoracic outlet compression syndrome.
"Think of the vein like a straw, and it was pinched," Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said. "That's what thoracic syndrome does."
The same ailment sidelined fellow Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers for much of the 2007 season.
"He's been through it, so I know it is something I can come back from," Bonderman said. "If I miss the rest of the year, I'll come back healthy and I'll have a fresh arm."
The right-hander is 3-4 with a 4.29 earned-run average in 12 starts.
• Cleveland Indians starter Jake Westbrook will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, sidelining him for the rest of the season. Westbrook was 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA in five starts this season.
• Outfielder Vernon Wells rejoined the Toronto Blue Jays, less than a month after fracturing his wrist while making a diving catch.
• The Philadelphia Phillies activated right fielder Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted outfielder Chris Snelling to Class AAA Lehigh Valley.
• Padres pitcher Jake Peavy (elbow) is likely to return to the rotation next week if he does not have any physical setbacks from a simulated game he threw Saturday.
• Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Jonny Gomes dropped his appeal and began serving his five-game suspension for fighting Saturday while his teammates played the Texas Rangers.
• Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young was back in the lineup against Tampa Bay despite a hairline fracture in his left ring finger.
• Injured Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, on the 15-day disabled list with a small tear in his left shoulder, will be re-evaluated Monday but will not receive a cortisone shot. The Nationals released outfielder Rob Mackowiak to clear a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Garrett Mock from Class AAA Columbus. He is expected to make his major-league debut today against San Francisco.
• The Colorado Rockies activated pitcher Luis Vizcaino (shoulder) from the disabled list before their game with the Milwaukee Brewers. Colorado optioned left-handed pitcher Glendon Rusch from Shorecrest High School to Class AAA Colorado Springs.
• Atlanta Braves closer Rafael Soriano said he is still battling elbow tendinitis and won't be able to pitch today.
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