Ben Sheets has been put on the DL, with an elbow injury, and it doesn't sound good.
Ben Sheets said his right elbow has been so swollen after his past two or three starts that he is going to get checked out fully, and the A's placed the veteran starter on the DL on Sunday. Sheets said he believes he could be out anywhere from just the 15 days he must on the DL (it's retroactive to July 20) to the rest of the year, and Sheets hinted that he thinks it might be the latter when I asked him if it's potentially season-ending.
"I don't like the fact it's so swollen," Sheets told me this morning. "I just don't know. And it's been so up and down the last two weeks. Up and down the whole year, really."