Crying wolf

Turns out Ibanez’s groin strain is nothing. As in the MRI showed nothing more than the original diagnosis.

Which is sort of unfortunate. As an athlete myself, negative MRIs are always somewhat of a catch-22. It’s not that you want something seriously wrong, but at the same time you don’t want to look like a … ummm … lame duck if it turns out nothing is wrong.

The good news is he’ll definitely be back when he’s eligible after the 15-day quota is met. The bad news is it makes you question why a professional athlete was limping or playing badly in the first place. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt like we did J.Roll a season ago.

With Howard out of the line up tonight because of reported flu symptoms, the phils are going to have to go to the reserves to pull this one out.

Wait, it is Baltimore, right? How did we lose last night again?

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