Sheets Headed To Disabled List

A's pitcher Ben Sheets has re-injured his elbow, forcing him to the disabled list, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The hurler also says that he "might be" out for the remainder of the season (link goes to Twitter).  With Sheets sidelined, Oakland has lost a trade chip.

Billy Beane & Co. signed Sheets to a one-year, $10MM deal in January with the hope of dealing him mid-season if the club wasn't in contention.  Earlier today, the GM said that "it would behoove" the A's to hang on to the right-hander, though now it doesn't appear that they have much of a choice in the matter.

The Mets, Phillies, and Rangers are just some of the teams that have been keeping an eye on the 32-year-old.  Sheets has a 4.53 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 on the year but has pitched well in recent outings.


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16 Comments on "Sheets Headed To Disabled List"


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dc21892
4 years 11 months ago

Really sucks to see guys like Sheets who have so much potential constantly going down with injuries.

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aap212
4 years 11 months ago

Sometimes I think the A’s signed him because they missed Rich Harden.

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gigantes2425
4 years 11 months ago

welp! so much for trading him

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dbreer23
4 years 11 months ago

Well, we knew given his history that this was a possibility. Sunk cost for the A’s – took a chance and got a bit burned. He wasn’t even headed to be a Type B FA so at least this doesn’t cost the possibility of future picks – wouldn’t have gotten them anyway.

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jeffmcduffie
4 years 11 months ago

Being an A’s fan, I knew this would happen… It’s hard not to have injury problems when the guys we sign/trade for all have extensive injury histories. Duke, Crisp, C. Jackson, etc.

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dbreer23
4 years 11 months ago

I’ll agree about Duke, Crisp, and Sheets, but CoJack’s only real extended loss of time due to injury was a bit of a freak one – Valley Fever. I’m no doctor but I would think that once you get to a point where you can treat it, it shouldn’t be a persisting problem.

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4 years 11 months ago

Beane’s $10 million gamble fails but the good news is Mazzaro who has been very good this year stays in the rotation.

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melonis_rex
4 years 11 months ago

And Mortensen might also get a shake in the rotation until Anderson returns, which is also good.