Saturday, March 15, 2008
Another big-time starter lost for the year
Just days after Arizona lost Hippolito Pujols to an elbow injury, Monterrey has now been hit with the injury bug. R.J. Toca, Monterrey's top starter, is out for the year with elbow tendinitis. Toca was having a very solid year for the Sultans, posting a 10-5 record with a 4.71 ERA before the injury. Monterrey was leading Baltimore 16-0 going into the 6th inning. Toca got leadoff man Billy Miller to hit a harmless fly ball, but afterward appeared to be in pain. A post-game X-ray revealed the tendinitis, which will likely keep Toca out for the remainder of the season, including the playoffs. Monterrey general manager ACEROTHSTEIN was unavailable for comment.