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Tyler Walker unsure of next step

After visiting orthopedist James Andrews today in Birmingham, Ala., Nationals reliever Tyler Walker will decide tonight on a course of action to deal with the torn labrum in his right shoulder. Though Walker assumed surgery would be in order, Andrews thinks surgery might not be the best option.

Walker has two options: He could have the surgery, which would fix his shoulder and keep him sidelined until spring training. Or, he could rehab for six weeks without throwing and then receive another examination to determine if he needed the operation.

Walker is unsure, he wrote in a text message, but he is "leaning towards" simply having the surgery. Walker had the same surgery 10 years ago.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
Categories:  Tyler Walker , bullpen  
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Tyler Walker? Another breaking story, huh?

Cover some real news, please. Dunn trade? Other trades? Maya signing delay? Etc

Posted by: swanni | July 29, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Miguel Tejada traded to the Padres. There's a trade story. If/when Dunn gets traded I bet it's covered here.

Posted by: marathoner | July 29, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, dude, relax. You can't make up news, this isn't TMZ.
There's nothing new here on any trades, because there is nothing new happening. I know people are spoiled from all the instant tweets and unnamed baseball sources detailing every front office's last move, but we can't have every breathing whisper of a rumor end up reported as news. The Heyman-Rosenthal method of "Throw enough feces against the wall and eventually some of it will stick" does not pass the smell test (pun intended) for real beat reporters.
If something actually happens, Adam will tell you. Until then, enjoy the victory and your Thursday evening.

Posted by: mjhoya12 | July 29, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

You don't make up news; you find it before it bites u in the behind.

Lazy journalism is one of the biggest problems facing the print business.

Posted by: swanni | July 29, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Yahoo reports the Twins are discussing a Matt Capps deal with the Nats. Oh, that's not news? Ok then, let's get back to Miss Iowa

Posted by: swanni | July 29, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

"Yahoo reports the Twins are discussing a Matt Capps deal with the Nats. Oh, that's not news?"
Honestly, professional humorists are going to go out of business at this rate--they just can't keep up with the amateurs.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | July 29, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Last time I checked, rumors are not news. Until they become news...

Posted by: swang30 | July 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

The 'next step' for Walker is probably retirement. He's 34 y.o., and he's talking to James Andrews MD, regarding a 2nd right-shoulder labrum surgery?
Unless the good doctor has some bionic stuff he's not letting anybody in on just yet, Tyler Walker is unfortunately toast as a ML pitcher.

Posted by: BinM | July 29, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Guess that Capps report wasn't news. Oh, my bad. Back to Miss Iowa.

Posted by: swanni | July 30, 2010 4:20 AM | Report abuse

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