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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sheets Hits DL

From Joe DiGiovanni at MilwaukeeBrewers.com:

The news is not good for Ben Sheets and the Milwaukee Brewers.
After Saturday night's game, Sheets dejectedly said his chances of pitching again this year were "pretty slim."

The Brewers' ace right-hander has a moderate tear of his right latissimus dorsi muscle and was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the team's 8-4 loss to Atlanta.

"Pretty slim, bottom line," he said. "Fifteen days of nothing. It doesn't matter if you're better after that or not. It might be better, might not. There are five weeks left in the season.

"You can come back for one meaningless start," he said. "I wish the game would be meaningful, and that's still very slim [that he would be ready to pitch]."

Sheets said he felt bad for fans and for teammates, since the team was playing well when he was injured.

"We're making a run," he said. "Not that they still can't. They can still make a run. I felt like I was helping a lot right now."

Since June 18, Milwaukee had won 10 of the last 14 games in which Sheets pitched. The team is 24-25 in games started by other pitchers during that span.

"I was throwing better than I have, maybe ever," he said.


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