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5.29.2008

Oh No! The Sporting News Curse!

Sure, blame the magazine.Days after gracing the cover of the Sporting News mag, Troy Percival has landed on the DL.

The Tampa Bay Rays closer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain Thursday after limping off the hill during Wednesday’s 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

Percival, who is 1-0 with 14 saves out of 16 opportunities and a 2.95 ERA, underwent an MRI, which found no significant damage. However, the Rays don't want to take an chances with the 38-year-old righty's hammy.

Has Sporting News created its own curse? Ah, no. Troy Percival is just old.

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2 Comments:

Kevin said...

He's actually trying to remember where he is in that picture.