Keppinger to DL after all
Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:25 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2010 11:33 pm
Today's word of the day: "sesamoiditis."
It looked like the Astros had gotten lucky on an injury to their top hitter, but they didn't dodge the DL bullet after all.
Second baseman Jeff Keppinger was put on the disabled list after Thursday's game, three days after coming out of a game with an injury to his left big toe. An MRI came back clean, showing no fractures or structural damage, and it was hoped he would be able to return soon.
But Thursday he was diagnosed with sesamoiditis, which is an infected hamburger bun. OK, not really. According to foot.com (do you get to visit foot.com in your job? I think not) sesamoiditis is "a common ailment that affects the forefoot, typically in young people who engage in physical activity." Well, there you go.
Basically, he has an inflammation in some tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. And it's going to take long enough to come back from that the Astros decided it was prudent to DL him. Infielder Anderson Hernandez was called up to take his roster spot, and Geoff Blum has been starting at second in Keppinger's place.
-- David Andriesen
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