Work in Sports
Irabu's elbow fine, no surgery necessary
Posted: Monday February 21, 2000 05:01 PM
The 30-year-old right-hander, acquired from the New York Yankees during the offseason, threw for about 10 minutes in the bullpen Monday.
"It feels good," Irabu said through interpreter Go Ikeda. "There is no pain."
Montreal was concerned after an MRI Saturday indicated their might be a problem in the elbow.
Dr. Paul Jacobs, former team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers, reviewed the MRI on Sunday, talked with Irabu and concluded there was no reason for concern.
"Everything is fine. I just want to forget the last two days," Irabu said. "I'm not concerned at all about any of my pitches. My timing was great. I threw my fastball, curve and changeup well. I haven't tried the splitter yet. It's too early in the spring for that."