Wow. No sooner did the Detroit News run an article about the team's desire to resign last season's closer, Todd Jones, as a saftey net in case new closer Joel Zumaya failed, then this news breaks.
Zumaya will rest his shoulder for the next six weeks, before he will be able to begin an active rehabilitation program. He is expected to begin a strengthening program in three months and it is anticipated he will begin a throwing program in four months. The club is hopeful Zumaya will return to pitching at the mid-season point in 2008.
Will he be able to shave?
However, keeper leagues could see a heated bidding war for the injured flamethrower. As a Zumaya owner, I am not automatically throwing him back at $5. What is more challenging to determine is how much more will he go for in an auction draft in an AL-only 4X4 league.