In case you have not heard by now, two of the top Tigers pitching prospects - Casey Crosby and Cody Satterwhite - are injured. Crosby, who previously recovered from Tommy John surgey, now has tenderness in his elbow. It is not believed to be serious but you have to question at this point whether there is a problem with his mechanics which make him susceptible to elbow problems. The left-handed Crosby is the consensus second best prospect in the Tigers organization behind Jacob Turner. So, this would be a major blow if it develops into something serious.
Depending on who you talk to, Satterwhite's injury appears to be more serious and perhaps career threatening. Satterwhite has an inflamed shoulder and has gone to see orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, always an ominous sign. The Tigers are not revealing that anything is seriously wrong but prospect expert Mark Anderson of TigsTown.com tweeted that Satterwhite has a torn labrum. Satterwhite, a second round pick in 2008, is arguably the best relief prospect in the Tigers system.
These stories are discussed in more detail in other blogs:
Bless You Boys
Detroit Tiger Weblog
Erie SeaWolves Blog