Sox Extend Barnes; 2 years, $18.75 M

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I could have sworn I read somewhere years later that Crawford admitted the injury came from a bar fight, and it has made me suspicious of every funny-sounding player injury ever since. However, I've been googling and can't find any documentation corroborating my memory. Maybe someone remembers, or maybe I imagined the whole thing.
Crawford "came clean" about rampant steroid use, but not the injury afaik.

https://www.boston.com/sports/extra-bases/2006/06/21/crawford_comes_1/
 

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Rickey Henderson fell asleep with an icepack on his toe and missed 3 games in August due to frostbite.
 

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You must be thinking about Juan Pena. 2 starts in May of 1999, 2 wins, 1 earned run and 15K's in 13 innings. Hurt his shoulder missed the rest of the season. Looked really good in the following spring training, but needed Tommy John, and never made it back to the majors. Wasn't anything weird about his injury to my knowledge, however.
Pena was hit on the forearm by a line drive and shortly afterward needed TJ surgery. Can't say the two were definitively linked, but the timing was unfortunate.
 

Cesar Crespo

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Pena was hit on the forearm by a line drive and shortly afterward needed TJ surgery. Can't say the two were definitively linked, but the timing was unfortunate.
He was also abused. Had he been a prospect in 2019, he might have had a chance.

Nothing like having a 19 year old pitch 187.2 ip. Followed up with 188.1 in his age 20 season.
 

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I keep seeing this thread pop up hoping to read some great news about Barnes, "pitching coach found something..." and he suddenly looks like the absolutely dominant guy that helped the Sox to their great first half. Then it's about other pitchers injuring themselves.
I should give up hope on Barnes (yeah, I know he can't get back on the team for the ALCS) but this thread has really spun off topic.
 

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I keep seeing this thread pop up hoping to read some great news about Barnes, "pitching coach found something..." and he suddenly looks like the absolutely dominant guy that helped the Sox to their great first half. Then it's about other pitchers injuring themselves.
I should give up hope on Barnes (yeah, I know he can't get back on the team for the ALCS) but this thread has really spun off topic.
Not to worry - he'll report to spring training in the best shape of his life.