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February 20, 2007 at 9:55 AM

Burroughs is hurt

Looks like 3B Sean Burroughs has gotten his Mariners career off to a rousing start. Burroughs, it seems, separated his shoulder while slipping and falling on a fishing trip in San Diego late last week. An MRI revealed a sprain of the AC joint and the team now says he’ll spend the next week to 10 days rehabbing at his San Diego home, then be re-examined. Needless to say, the non-roster invite hasn’t shown up at camp, meaning only 61 of the expected 62 players are here.
It’s not like Burroughs was being counted on to play in Seattle this season. The 26-year-old has certainly had his career ups and downs — mostly downs — since being a first round pick back in the late 1990s. But he seemed like a decent gamble by the Mariners at the time, given that he’s still young enough for some of that missing pop in his bat to possibly materialize. It wouldn’t have hurt to keep him in the minors at a minimal cost and see what happens. Now though, who knows? Hope the fish were biting.
An update on the Mark Lowe situation: his MRI will be done tomorrow and results made public on Thursday. The team says it is being done “to gauge Lowe’s progress at this point in his rehabilitation.” In other words, they ain’t sendin’ the kid out there again without without covering all the bases.

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