gods-benevolenceFor those who were, like me, a little unmoored by this morning’s note that Cubs pitching prospect Pierce Johnson had been shut down and placed on “limited activity only,” you can exhale. It isn’t an arm injury.

Gordon Wittenmyer spoke with Jason McLeod about Johnson, and McLeod confirmed that Johnson has been sidelined with a tight hamstring. That could delay Johnson’s debut at AA Tennessee, but it’s not expected to cause him to miss multiple starts.

As is the case with guys on the big league side – as we’ve seen with Starlin Castro and Jake Arrieta – the Spring is the time for taking it easy with injury recovery. Pushing things now to get in an extra week or two early in the year could wind up costing a month or two later.

  • http://bleachernation.com woody
    • C. Steadman

      It’s bad juju to post about another team’s injury in God’s Benevolence watch.

  • college_of_coaches

    I’m glad it wasn’t mono.

    • http://www.michigangoat.blogspot.com MichiganGoat

      Okay that just caused me to choke on my drink, hilarious.

      • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

        Well played.

    • Chef Brian

      M.o.n.o? Massacres Organizations Non-professional Ones. Yeah, it is the plague of the minor leagues…

  • ssckelley

    SIAP, on the Cubs broadcast Len just said Russell is supposed to pitch tomorrow night.

  • Napercal

    That’s the best news about a hamstring injury you can get.

  • WI Jeff

    Witty Mono reference- well done sir!