Apr 22, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (15) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Jeremy Guthrie placed on DL


New Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has been placed on the 15-day DL after injuring his shoulder. How did this happen? The former Baltimore Orioles de facto ace fell off of his bicycle, which is somewhat bizzare but definitely doesn’t top the injuries that Sammy Sosa and Khalil Greene suffered. The injury Guthrie suffered isn’t strange at all, but I felt like breaking into a short anecdote about my favorite baseball player in history, Khalil Greene.

Greene broke his hand because he was frustrated and punched a storage cabinet at PETCO, while Sosa strained a ligament in his lower back after sneezing in one of the strangest injuries in sports history.

The Rockies Opening Day Starter and de facto ace- Jeremy Guthrie is always the de facto ace- will likely come back when his DL stint ends on the 8th of May.

The injury was caused when the chain on his bike broke as he was biking to the stadium, which caused him to fall of his bike and jam his throwing shoulder.

Jeremy Guthrie was a victim of some terrible luck, and I wish him the best in his recovery. I actually miss watching him pitch for the Orioles, even though it was always somewhat sad to see him pitch well and go 10-17 by the season’s end due to a lack of run support.

So far this year, Jeremy Guthrie had a 6.01 FIP in 24.1 innings but is 2-1 due to good run support. He is projected by ZiPS to have a 4.65 ERA through about 180 innings and is coming off of two solid seasons in 2010 and 2011.

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