Saturday, June 5, 2010

B.J. Hyatt out until 2011

The Examiner posted an interview with the Astros' 2009 4th Round pick, pitcher B.J. Hyatt.

Last week, he visited Astros team medical director Dr. David Lintner at The Methodist Hospital in order to undergo labrum surgery. This injury affected his performance at Greeneville, and continued to linger throughout minor league camp in Spring Training.

Since it wasn't showing consistent improvement, Astros assistant general manager of player development Ricky Bennett decided it was time to take care of the issue through surgery.

"Everything was real clean. Dr. Lintner told me the rotator cuff was perfect and that I should go on to have a long career. I felt the pain in my shoulder area last season. I'll be 100 percent by eight months and will be throwing again within four months."