Down on the Farm: Prospect Crosby Moved to 7 Day DL


Yesterday the Erie SeaWolves moved Casey Crosby to the 7-day disabled list. Moments later it was announced that Crosby had strained his left rotator cuff. Neither the severity of the injury or timetable for his return have been announced yet.

Crosby missed the entire 2008 season due to Tommy John Surgery. In 2009–his only injury-free season–Crosby posted a 2.41 ERA in 24 starts, while averaging better than a strikeout per inning for the West Michigan Whitecaps. In 2010, the 6’5 southpaw also found himself on the shelf with elbow soreness in his left arm. In 12 starts this season Crosby is 4-2 with a 3.32 ERA. Crosby has racked up 55 strikeouts and walked 40 in 65 innings of work.

Skepticism surounds Crosby as the unfortunate injuries continue to pile up. Regardless, Casey Crosby is a very important part of the Detroit Tigers farm system. When healthy the 22-year-old is a force to be reckoned with on the hill. Hopefully this is just a minor setback for the flame-throwing southpaw.

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