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  • Barton's knee - uh oh

    JUPITER, Fla. — Cardinals outfielder Brian Barton left the spring training facility Tuesday morning to have his right knee checked out after experiencing soreness in the joint for several days.
    Manager Tony La Russa said the Rule 5 pick has felt “restricted.”
    Barton had surgery on the knee after last season to repair a chronic clicking and discomfort in the joint. The surgery, as described in an earlier blog entry, was what Barton called ”lateral release”, which is a procedure that stops the patella from rubbing against the femur. Barton said he also had some cartilage damage in the knee and that a bone bruise or small fracture had developed.
    The Cardinals selected Barton in the offseason’s Rule 5 draft from Cleveland. A year, Barton was considered one of the best prospects in the Indians system, and MiLB.com picked him as its preseason player of the year for Cleveland’s organization. He slipped to the Cardinals in the draft partially because of concerns about his knee. For the Cardinals to retain control of Barton he will have to spend the entire season on the 25-man roster; otherwise, he has to be offered back to Cleveland or a trade agreed upon.
    It is possible for Barton to start the season on the disabled list or even on a rehab assignment as he recovers from the knee.


    http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/bir...ns-knee-barks/
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  • #2
    Oh, I was afraid this was about Daric. Thank goodness. Don't scare me like that.

    This isn't a horrible thing, anyway...they could buy some time with him on the DL.

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    • #3
      Damn, I thought Brian Bigbie, er...Barton, would help us out.

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      • #4
        Looks like 007 was right about how they're going to hang on to him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by backstop View Post
          Oh, I was afraid this was about Daric. Thank goodness. Don't scare me like that.

          This isn't a horrible thing, anyway...they could buy some time with him on the DL.
          oh yeah, sorry about that, Daricboy.

          I was hoping that he could be healthy, but it's not surprising that he's having issues.
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          • #6
            And Skip Schumaker pops open a bottle of champagne.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by cardinalgirl View Post
              oh yeah, sorry about that, Daricboy.

              I was hoping that he could be healthy, but it's not surprising that he's having issues.

              I assumed this was a Mischa Barton thread. I should have figured it out when you used knee, instead of knees.
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              • #8
                if it keeps a long haired dredlocked dude out of a Cardinals uniform its ok by me
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                • #9
                  Lets not fret yet - It's probably just a scratch.
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                  • #10
                    Certainly an easy way to keep him in the organization for a little longer before deciding what to do with him. I thought I read where they could DL him to start the season, then have him do a 20 game rehab in AAA before having to really make a decision.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StlCardz1982 View Post
                      Certainly an easy way to keep him in the organization for a little longer before deciding what to do with him. I thought I read where they could DL him to start the season, then have him do a 20 game rehab in AAA before having to really make a decision.
                      Are you suggesting the Cardinals wouldn't be completely honest regarding an injury?
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                      • #12
                        Schumaker wouldn't be half bad if he learned how to walk.

                        Nice BA, good glove, can run some, occaisional xtra base power.......no walks.


                        Barton's OBP is what makes him so attractive.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TTB View Post
                          Schumaker wouldn't be half bad if he learned how to walk.

                          Nice BA, good glove, can run some, occaisional xtra base power.......no walks.


                          Barton's OBP is what makes him so attractive.
                          Barton's OBP is what makes me him. This team is in desperate need of a couple guys at the top of the order who can get on. I really want to see him get a shot.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ElviswasaBluesFan View Post
                            Are you suggesting the Cardinals wouldn't be completely honest regarding an injury?
                            What? What is this madness you speak of?

                            This would certainly be a case though where I wouldn't blame them. Get him 20 games down in AAA on a "rehab" and call him up for a month and see what he does. If he shit's the bed, send him back to Cleveland. If not, we may have ourselves a leadoff hitter. I'm not sure why I'm so high on him, but there's something about the guy I really like(and I've never even seen him swing a bat). Maybe it's just the wanting of new, young, blood on the team.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StlCardz1982 View Post
                              What? What is this madness you speak of?

                              This would certainly be a case though where I wouldn't blame them. Get him 20 games down in AAA on a "rehab" and call him up for a month and see what he does. If he shit's the bed, send him back to Cleveland. If not, we may have ourselves a leadoff hitter. I'm not sure why I'm so high on him, but there's something about the guy I really like(and I've never even seen him swing a bat). Maybe it's just the wanting of new, young, blood on the team.
                              The last time we had a legit leadoff guy? Womack?
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