April 4, 2012
Rockies pitcher hurt while pukingOutman takes hurling to whole new level
By QMI Agency
File this one under bizarre baseball injuries.
Colorado Rockies hurler, uh, pitcher Josh Outman will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle after being hurt during a bout of heavy vomiting while he was laid low with food poisoning.
"The food poisoning, there was a lot of vomiting and I really believe he strained his oblique," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said Wednesday on the team's website. "He's been much better over the last couple of days but he hasn't been able to throw. We haven't been able to get him to the mound. So we're just going to err on the side of caution."
Outman, who was aquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics that sent outfielder Seth Smith west during the off-season, was 0-1 with a 5.00 earned-run average in six spring training appearances.
With Outman on the DL, the Rockies will be able to activate 49-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer for Opening Day.