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August 16, 2009

No off-season surgery for Carlos Quentin?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2009 6:55 pm
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Here’s Carlos Quentin on his injured foot:

“You know what, we’ve talked to doctors in the past and they have clarified with me exactly what that’s about, that type of surgery and what it means. As of now, there’s nothing like that in the future. It’s actually more beneficial for me to just let it heal. With how it’s going right now, I think we’ll have that opportunity, definitely, so surgery is not really an option right now. I’m happy with how it’s held up. I’ve had to deal with some other stuff because of it, but it is what it is. I’m happy with the fact that it hasn’t come back, I haven’t re-injured it, which was definitely a possibility. Knock on wood, I don’t want to sound like I’m past anything, but I feel like I can maintain how it is hopefully for the remainder of the year, so I’m happy about that.”

and Ozzie Guillen:

“Right now, Carlos is really struggling. I’m trying to get him rest, more mentally than physically.”

Jim Thome won’t play tomorrow

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2009 6:46 pm
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Cowley:

Jim Thome left Sunday’s game with a sore left foot, and according to manager Ozzie Guillen he will not play in Monday’s game.

Tyler Flowers defense

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ August 16, 2009 12:29 pm
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how about an update?

Since the day the White Sox acquired Tyler Flowers from the Atlanta Braves in the Javier Vazquez trade in December, the knock on the young catcher was his defense was suspect, at best. Most forecasts had him eventually playing first base in the majors. Talk to scouts who have watched Flowers make the jump from Class AA Birmingham to the Class AAA Charlotte Knights and they insist his work behind the plate no longer is an issue.

BTW, Jim says Flowers hand injury doesn’t serious, as he warmed up the pitchers in the bullpen afterwards and also didn’t have any any kind of padding/splint/bandage on his throwing hand.

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