From the Associated Press ;
Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has been told to cut back on his computer time because the hours he’s spending typing could be contributing to his elbow problems
Zambrano said he had been logging about four hours a day communicating via e-mail with his brother.
“I have to spend one hour and take it easy,” Zambrano said.
Zambrano looked fine Saturday, allowing just one hit in seven innings against the White Sox.
“It’s not carpal tunnel, but if you don’t watch it, who knows what it can lead to? We are trying to alleviate it,” Cubs manger Dusty Baker said.
The Cubs were told after Zambrano had to leave his May 14 start against Washington early with a sore elbow that was the result of a non-pitching condition and activity. So they also told Zambrano to lighten up on his batting practice.
“I feel completely healthy,” Zambrano said.
Most adult males can relate to what Zambrano is going through. The Cubs are obviously aware that Zambrano doesn’t need nearly 4 hours a day to correspond with his “brother”, but if they need a cover story to explain his deviant interest in web sites like this, well, who can blame them?