Brown to miss 4 to 8 weeks; Grilli could miss entire season
By Anthony Castrovince/MLB.com
The news wasn’t all that great for Jordan Brown or Jason Grilli on Saturday, after the Indians’ doctors analyzed their MRI exams.
Brown has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will require arthroscopic surgery in Cleveland next week. He’ll miss four to eight weeks of action, so count him out of the competition in the Indians’ outfield.
“Hopefully this is a tiny little setback,” said Brown, the International League batting champ last year at Columbus. “If anybody is used to tiny little setbacks, it’s this guy.”
Grilli’s injury is no tiny little setback. He has a tear in his right quadriceps, just above the knee, that is likely to require surgery. Grilli, a non-roster invitee who was to be a veteran bullpen option for the Tribe, could miss the entire 2010 season. Upon the Indians’ request, he’ll receive a second opinion on the quadriceps injury before it’s determined whether he’ll have the surgery.
Here’s the full story at Indians.com.
UPDATE: In other injury news, Russell Branyan, still working his way back from the back issues that sidelined him the last month of the ’09 season in Seattle, will make his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Padres.
That’s the same day Matt LaPorta, recovering from hip and toe surgeries, is also slated to debut.