Oakland Athletics Place Dallas Braden on DL, Trade for David Purcey from Toronto
Dallas Braden, he of perfect game fame, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics.
The 27-year-old southpaw first rose to national prominence when he politely told the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez to stay the &%$! off his pitching mound while he was working the bump. Several weeks later, he cemented himself in the national consciousness as well as MLB's history books by twirling the 19th perfecto in the game's history.
But things have been decidedly less rosy for Dallas since those heady 2010 days.
Braden battled the injury bug in both 2009 as well as '10, and now he's back at it with the familiar foe. He was lifted from his Saturday start after only 67 pitches and five innings, complaining of soreness in his left shoulder. That joint's already seen the attention of a surgeon so read what you want into the lefty's revelation that it's a discomfort he's never felt.
In an effort to ease the sting of Braden's loss, the Elephants sent minor-leaguer Danny Farquhar back to the Toronto Blue Jays for former first-round draft pick, David Purcey. Purcey is a fellow southpaw who saw a handful of starts for the Jays until being used exclusively out of the bullpen last season.
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