O.J. Tracy placed on the 60-day DL
Little Rock, AR ( 7M7AP): The Little Rock Raiders lost a vital part of their pitching staff today when O.T. Tracy (1-0, 2.93ERA) went down with a shoulder ligament tear in the second inning of their game against the St. Louis Redbirds this morning. The Raiders placed Tracy on the 60-day DL.
"That's obviously a huge blow to our team," Raiders manager Red Nixon commented. "Any time you lose your number one starter, you know your team will have a tough time down the road."
Tracy was off to a great start this season, posting a 2.93 ERA in five starts and holding opponents to a .264 batting average.
"This is very disappointing for me, personally," Tracy said. "I've been feeling great all season long, and this injury came out of left field."
Tracy is slated for surgery on Tuesday and will be out for at least nine weeks.