An MRI has confirmed Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano to have a right rotator cuff tendinitis and inflammation. This would be a blow to the Cubs’ chances of winning the World Series for the first time since 100 years ago when Fred Merkle of the New York (baseball) Giants committed his “Merkle Boner.”
Zambrano received a shot of anti-inflammatory medication. He hopes to return to the team next week.
Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry says that Zambrano will start thorwing again on September 10 when the team plays against the St. Louis Cardinals. Zambrano might come back to the pitcher’s mound as early as in the next series against the Houstron Astros.