February 28, 2006

Bergolla First Casualty—Wait, He’s Not Dead Yet

Just when it looked like William Bergolla would be the first guy slated to start the season on the disabled list, the party line changed. Per The Cincinnati Enquirer:

NO HERNIA: Further examination proved that William Bergolla does not have a hernia.

That means he won't have surgery.

“I'm glad,” Bergolla said.

The last time he had hernia surgery, he missed two months.

Bergolla does have a very high groin strain. He suffered it in Winter Ball. He began treatment Saturday and could return to baseball activities in a week or so.

So, let's get this straight. When news of Bergolla's injury first came out, we heard that he was bothered by it while he was in Venezuela, an MRI showed a hernia, and he's had a hernia before. Everything short of a large purple bulge pushing itself out over the waistband of his compression pants.

But now it's just a groin strain. Been bothering him for weeks, but he'll be back in a few days.

Huh. Personally, I'll stick with the current count of potential second basemen at seven. And hopefully that will be enough.

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