A Key Element To 2009
Just the other day, I read a report on the Twins website that Pat Neshek is currently having a bit of a setback in his rehabilitation of his elbow (ulnar collateral ligament damage) that he injured early in the 2008 season. Today, I heard that Neshek will fly back here to the Twin Cities (he has been rehabbing in Fort Myers, Florida) for an MRI to see where the soreness in his elbow lies.
Twins fans should be following this situation very closely, as it is likely THE most important component to the 2009 bullpen. Had the Twins had the services of Neshek all last year, there wouldn’t have needed to be a one-game playoff with Chicago…we would have easily won the division outright. The return of a healthy Neshek would go very far in stabilizing the bullpen, while losing him again would throw the ‘pen into disarray once more.