Well, this is a drag but it’s not neccesarily surprising. Edward Campusano will need Tommy John surgery to repair his injured elbow and he’ll miss the 2007 season. He came out of the gate this spring like a mad man but now there’s speculation that he might have been hiding the injury since his velocity was down. It’s hard to blame the kid, because he’s fighting for a spot on the big leagues. I’m not sure if the spring season just brought the injury to light or if it made it a lot worse, but that’s water under the bridge. He’s had elbow problems in the past so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
An interesting tidbit from the Jason Beck column linked above is that Edward Campusano will keep his Rule 5 status next year because he’ll spend more then half of the season on the disabled list if he’s healthy (or relatively so), he’ll have to make the team’s 25 man roster for us to keep him.