Yovani Gallardo has been diagnosed with torn cartilage in his knee and is expected to miss four weeks following surgery.He’s set to go under the knife Tuesday and is likely to begin the season on the disabled list after suffering the injury during a throwing session earlier this week. This could leave the Brewers with a three-four-five of David Bush, Carlos Villanueva and Chris Capuano to begin the season, though Gallardo could bump a member of the group by the middle of April. Manny Parra and Claudio Vargas will also be in the mix. (Rotoworld – 2/17/2008)

Is it wrong to be happy about this? The Brewers are the main team that could pose a threat to us this year and now they’ll have one of their best young arms starting his second year recovering from a knee injury. That’s some nice news for Cub fans.

Jason Marquis responded to the fact that he isn’t guaranteed a spot in the rotation out of spring training this season with the following, “I’m competing against myself, and every time I touch the baseball, I’m working on things to get me better,” Marquis said. “My ability will speak for itself the way it has in the past.”

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