August 16, 2009 in Sports

Maybe aliens did it


The Philadelphia Phillies say right-hander Brett Myers has changed his description of how he suffered an injury that forced him to miss his first scheduled rehab start. The Phillies originally said Saturday that Myers injured an eye while playing catch with his 4-year-old son. Later in the day, Phillies spokesman Kevin Gregg said Myers told general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. he actually slipped while getting out of his truck and hit his face on Friday night. “Brett told us one story and then he told us this story,” Gregg said. Myers, out since May 28 because of a torn labrum in his right hip, was scheduled to pitch one inning for Class A Clearwater on Saturday night.

–Associated Press

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