Monday, July 21, 2008

From Throwing Pitches To Hitting Them

Big Adam Loewen news – the injury that sent him to the DL again was a second elbow fracture. Surgery would cause him to miss over a year, and Loewen will instead try to take a page out of Rich Ankiel’s book and return as a position player. I actually thought about this a couple of weeks ago, as Loewen was considered a pretty good hitter and at only 24 he still has some time make the transition. I’m extremely disappointed that such a potentially talented pitcher’s career is over, but on the other hand, I’m very excited to see what he can do with the bat. Ankiel’s hit 22 home runs for the Card’s this year, so Adam can still be a part of the next winning Oriole team – maybe even protecting Nick in the line-up. It’s doubtful, but a long-shot is better than nothing. Best of luck to him.

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