Cordero Out Four to Six Weeks

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

The Washington Post reports erstwhile closer Chad Cordero will be out four to six weeks with an acute tear if his latissimus dorsi.

I'm sure no one that reads this blog will be surprised to hear about Cordero's injury. But there are some interesting things to ponder regarding this situation.

1) Has Cordero been injured in this manner all along and the reason for his lack of velocity and this one last throw the muscle single snapped? Was his joint structurally sound all along and the doctors just missed the muscle injury?

2) Or is the muscle injury simply symptomatic of the joint injury? You know, the one where there's a "click" in his shoulder but he doesn't feel any pain?

3) The Nats haven't announced a corresponding move with Cordero going on the DL. Is there the chance that when LoDuca is ready (today or tomorrow) they simply activate him and the team carry three catchers??? Is that even remotely possible? Cause we all know if a team is struggling to score they should carry THREE CATCHERS!!!