This Just In
Balls, Sticks, & Stuff has learned (via ESPN News via XM Radio) the phollowing phacts:
- Pat Burrell will have season ending surgery on his hand.
- The Phillies have acquired Corey Lidle in return for minor leaguers OF Javon Moran and LHP Joe Wilson and a third player to be named later.
This news is not good overall. Lidle will surely take Paul Abbott's place which may or may not be better, but certainly can't be worse. The news on Burrell is troublesome because the Phillies really needed his bat to get hot in an effort to make the playoffs.
There is also news that the injury bug is now thought to be contagious not only within rosters but across different sports as Jevon Kearse has sprained his ankle.