Saturday, May 15, 2010

Watson strains elbow, out 2-3 months

Team signs FA Jorge Guzman as replacement

The Fargo Dirtbags received the news that no team wants to ever hear, let alone hear during Spring Training. Fargo starter York Watson strained his elbow during a recent Spring Training contest and team trainers estimate the Dirtbags' #4 starter will miss 2-3 months of action.

Watson, in the second year of a 4-year deal he signed with the team before last season, went 11-12 for Fargo with a 4.38 ERA during season 9. It will be interesting to see if he can regain any of the ratings he lost due to the injury with a makeup of 90 but, at age 32, regaining the 3 points on he lost off of his OVR seems unlikely.

The Dirtbags signed former starter Jorge Guzman, who played for Boston last season, to a 1-year deal worth $1.445 million to replace Watson in the rotation. Guzman went 5-11 with a 4.67 ERA for Fargo in season 8, his only one with the team.

York Watson
Age: 32B/T: L/L
Born: Friona, TX
Position(s): P (P)
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