Saturday, August 29, 2009

Siddall injured, headed for DL

Fargo's ultra-durable reliever goes down

Fargo Dirtbags' setup man Christopher Siddall injured his shoulder during a game against the Houston Riverdogs this afternoon and is expected to miss the next month. The injury occurred while Siddall was pitching to Houston's Charles Takada in the bottom of the seventh inning. Siddall gave up a single to Takada and immediately grabbed his shoulder.

Siddall has been the best setup man in the history of The Bigs for his career though he's been a bit off by his standards this season. The injury caused a slight ratings drop for the 36-year-old free agent to be, who otherwise has held up extremely well over the years. He was placed on the 15-day DL for the second time in his career prior to today's pm2 game.

Siddall's absence leaves a huge hole in the Fargo bullpen. With no minor league arms ready enough for the majors, it's likely that Fargo will try to push through the next 25 days with what the team currently has left in the pen.

Christopher Siddall
Age: 36B/T: S/R
Born: Warwick, RI
Position(s): P (P)
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