Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Player Update: Scott Schoeneweis

David Lennon at Newsday, writes about Scott Schoeneweis and his leg condition:

Scott Schoeneweis winced last night when asked about the leg problem that has bothered him since spring training. Not from the pain. It doesn't really hurt. But the Mets reliever, not looking to make any excuses for his poor start, was disappointed to learn that his injury had been made public earlier that afternoon on the radio.

Schoeneweis, 33, has been pitching with what he described as a severed tendon near the bottom of his left hamstring, a condition that he developed last season with the Blue Jays and aggravated during fielding practice midway through spring training. Schoeneweis said he hyperextended the leg running on the warning track with Toronto, but continued to pitch with the partially torn tendon. He closed for the Reds after he was traded to Cincinnati and still finished the year with 71 appearances.

"It's getting better, but it's a work in progress," Schoeneweis said. "I haven't been the same guy I was last season."

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