The flexibility, strength and power required of the adductors in pitching, as well as the very repetitive nature of the work, places them at risk of strain.
Two pitchers left games in the midst of no-hit performances in the last week, and both did so with a groin strain. Kevin Millwood and Alexi Ogando remind us that this injury can occur at any time, to any athlete.
Phil Hughes put in his best outing of the season as the Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2 on Saturday.
Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood has opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees, which he could do if he wasn’t called up from the minors by May 1.
Yankees pitcher Carlos Silva is scheduled to throw batting practice for the first time since signing with New York this month.
This weekend, Yankees hurler Mark Prior pitched on consecutive days for the first time as he tries to convert to a reliever in his comeback from a series of injuries.
Millwood, who signed a minor league contract with the Yankees March 25, was limited to 48 pitches against Las Vegas and went two-plus innings, allowing three runs on two hits while walking two and striking out two.
The Yankees just added one more arm to the mix. New York signed starter Kevin Millwood on Friday to a minor league deal.
Since I have no idea what happens now for the 2011 Yankees and their pitching problems, the only thing I could think of was to place an emergency call to the voice of the reason, Sweeny Murti.
Kevin Millwood allowed two hits over seven innings, Felix Pie hit a two-run triple and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Rays 2-0 before a capacity crowd of 36,973 on Wednesday night.