Posted: 02/06/2013 9:05 AM
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker suffered a dislocated finger and then injured his back. He was shut down in late September. Armed with a new one-year contract, Walker who batted .280 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI, told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he is raring to go. Full Story | Discuss
Posted: 02/06/2013 1:07 PM
Last edited 02/06/2013 2:56 PM by Sangue
Posted: 02/06/2013 4:59 PM
Posted: 02/07/2013 1:04 PM
katoy2j wrote: It would be great if the team claimed Reid Brigniac who was DFA'd or tried to make a trade for him. He would make a much better utility infielder than Harrison and he could be in the mix as an option for the shortstop position in the future.
Posted: 02/07/2013 3:25 PM
Posted: 02/11/2013 11:56 AM
williamjpellas wrote: Walker had a herniated disc in his back. That is not the type of injury that typically "goes away" or "heals itself" or that you can truly and permanently cure via rehab---though this last option might work, at least for a time, because Walker is young and athletic. Still, the situation bears watching. If his back turns into a chronic thing, then I can't see any way he would be in Pittsburgh long term. Either way, bringing in a guy like Brignac would be a good idea, as he would at minimum be an upgrade over either Harrison or Mercer.
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