Ambivalent Injury News: John Grabow's MRI Comes Back Clean

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Ambivalent Injury News: John Grabow’s MRI Comes Back Clean

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Not sure how to react when a guy who’s been terrible, and who blames his terribleness on a certain injury, has an MRI and it shows no damage. Good? Bad? Meh.

An MRI showed no damage to John Grabow’s left knee and the Cubs reliever received a cortisone shot Saturday.

Grabow, who last pitched Friday in Cincinnati, giving up three runs on four hits over one inning, had an exam on Saturday. He threw on the side Monday and Lou Piniella said he’d like to give the lefty at least one more day if possible.

“It’s something I’ve been pitching through for a while,” Grabow said. “It’s been bothering me for a few weeks now. I tried to pitch through it and thought it would go away, but it didn’t go away.”

Grabow said he’s never had this kind of discomfort before and wanted to treat it as soon as possible.

At least there’s a partial explanation for Grabow’s incredibly bad start to the season (well, other than the explanation that he’s simply not that good and was statistically very lucky last year), and maybe the cortisone shot will help. For all of our complaints about Grabow, the Cubs really need him to be an effective option in the bullpen.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.