Monday, March 9, 2009

Backe "effectively shut down"

Alyson Footer is reporting Brandon Backe is effectively shut down.

Backe is hoping he won't be sidelined for long, but he has no way of knowing how quickly he'll heal. Being patient is a tall order for the right-hander, considering he's competing for a spot in the rotation and doesn't want to risk being passed over by one of the other hopefuls in camp.