From Andrew Baggarly:
He went for an MRI exam on his left elbow and is awaiting results. Surkamp didn’t bounce back after throwing 90 pitches on Wednesday; he couldn’t even loosen up enough to play catch the previous two days.
“I tried and I just couldn’t do it,” the 24-year-old left-hander said. “I’ve had normal stuff, soreness and fatigue, when I’m done throwing. But nothing to the point where I miss time.”
Hopefully Surkamp’s MRI comes back OK, but as I noted back in January, the Giants’ rotation depth is pretty thin. Worst case scenario: Surkamp goes on the disabled list and the team has to lean harder on Barry Zito than it would probably like. Zito hasn’t exactly looked good this spring, and the Giants at this point might just need healthy bodies to log innings for the back-end of the rotation. Best case scenario: the MRI reveals that Surkamp’s elbow is full of tiny awesome robots, and that’s why it’s hurting so much.
Anyways, the Giants’ rotation depth is nearly the same as it was when I touched on it in January. Looking around, you’ll run over the usual list of names: Yusmeiro Petit,
Ramon Ortiz, Brian Burres, Random AAA guy. Not pretty, but rotation depth rarely is.
That said, I kind of feel the Giants’ rotation depth might be a little more warty than most.
It’s not tiny awesome robots, but I’ll take it.