The news is about as bad as can be expected for former Cardinals closer Jason Isrunghausen, whose season was on the bubble when he was placed on the 60-day DL in the last week.
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Word out of Tampa is that Izzy needs Tommy John Ligament replacement surgery, putting the 36-year-old hurler on the shelf for at least a year.
I suppose it's possible Isringhausen could find a new lease on his baseball life following the procedure. But it seems more likely that it is the final blow to a fantastic career.