Monday, October 23, 2006

Humber with some more problems

Mets Phillip Humber has left the Arizona fall league after an MRI shows bruised shoulder, no other damage for former No. 1 pick

Humber had appeared in one game for the Mesa Solar Sox on Oct. 14, allowing a run in two innings, but hadn't pitched since. He was scheduled to pitch again on Friday but was pulled and sent home after an MRI also revealed a bruised humerus.

Humber, who made his Major League debut this season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery in July 2005, is expected to be ready to pitch well before the beginning of Spring Training.

"Everything is cool," Humber told "It's just a little tendinitis, a tired arm, so they decided to send me home. I don't think it's going to be a big deal. "I have no idea how I bruised it, but it takes a pretty good lick to bruise a bone," Humber said. "The doctor said sometimes it just happens.

Humber made 14 Minor League starts this season upon his return from surgery, going a combined 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA over 76 1/3 innings in the Gulf Coast, Florida State and Eastern Leagues. He was promoted to the parent club in September and pitched a pair of scoreless innings.

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