After exiting his Thursday start one pitch into the second inning, Domingo German was placed on the seven-day disabled list Friday with ulnar neuritis, RailRiders manager Bobby Mitchell said.
Mitchell sounded worried about the injury after Thursday’s game, but seemed more optimistic after learning the diagnosis.
“It’s like the inflammation of the ulnar nerve,” Mitchell said. “So, that’s good. He’ll just stay here and not throw for 10 days, see how it feels, get on some anti-inflammatory and then go from there.”
German will likely do some strength exercises, but will not throw at all for the 10-day period. After that, he will be day to day.
“It’s hard to say, you lay off 10 days now, it’s hard to say if you can get back by the end of the season, but we hope so,” Mitchell said.
German allowed two runs in his first start of the season with the RailRiders. Jake Elmore crushed a double and Eloy Jimenez followed with a homer to dead center. His fastball sat 91-92 mph, well off his normal mid-90s numbers. He left after throwing an 89-mph fastball to Trayce Thompson that led catcher Francisco Diaz to call for the trainer. Mitchell said German initially pointed to his elbow, near an incision from an earlier surgery.