March 2, 1991 |
St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Joe Magrane will have elbow surgery April 1 and miss the 1991 season. General Manager Dal Maxvill, after consulting with team physician Dr. Stan London, said Magrane will undergo surgery to correct medial collateral ligament damage. "It's not good news, either from the personal standpoint of Joe Magrane or the ballclub," Maxvill said. Magrane's surgery will be performed by Dodger physician Frank Jobe. The 26-year-old left-hander flew to Vero Beach, Fla.
August 28, 1993
So Richard Brown is disappointed with Angel crowds because the dogs won't eat the dog food. I used to be a fan, but I haven't been to a game in years, even though I live 10 minutes from the park. Brown needs to take Marketing 101 to find out you first need to have a product that people want before you can make a sale. The Angels could save a bundle if they got rid of Brown and that great judge of baseball talent, Whitey Herzog. Joe Magrane is the latest example. JOHN L. HOFFMAN Santa Ana
February 9, 1994 |
The Angels were cautiously optimistic after pitcher Joe Magrane's surgery Tuesday that he will be able to return to the starting rotation by May. Magrane underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow in which "loose bodies and scar tissue were removed," Dr. Lewis Yocum said. If the swelling is minimal the next seven to 10 days, Yocum said, Magrane will be able to start throwing softly in three weeks and begin a rehabilitative assignment in mid-April.
February 8, 1994 |
In news that resurrected painful memories of Kelly Gruber, the Angels announced Monday that starter Joe Magrane will undergo arthroscopic surgery today on his left elbow, which will sideline him for at least two months. Just as traumatic for the Angels knowing that their No. 3 starter will be lost until mid-April is the ridicule they surely will receive by their peers in baseball.
September 21, 1993 |
General Manager Whitey Herzog, determining that the Angels could not afford to lose starter Joe Magrane to free agency, reached a two-year contract agreement with the left-hander late Monday night, club sources confirmed. Magrane, according to sources, agreed to sign a two-year contract with an option that will guarantee him at least $3.5 million, and could be worth about $6.3 million if he remains healthy the first two seasons.
January 25, 1991
Three pitchers--Bobby Witt of Texas, Joe Magrane of St. Louis and Jim Deshaies of Houston--avoided arbitration by signing contracts for the 1991 season. Witt, who had a 12-game winning streak last season, agreed to a three-year contract worth $7.3 million. He was 17-10 and had the longest winning streak in the major leagues since Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox went 14-0 to start the 1986 season. Witt's 221 strikeouts were second in the American League behind teammate Nolan Ryan's 232.