Landon Powell

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 3, 2005 at 9:57 PM

So I get the idea, from a comment left on my last post, that this is a baseball blog or something. I suppose I ought to post about baseball every once in a while.

So here we go: Landon Powell is hurt with torn cartilage in his left knee. Maybe this isn't news to you because you caught it somewhere else, but it's news to me. Powell, a catcher, was the A's top draft pick last year and, as such, didn't play much, especially since the A's incredible minor league catching depth had him and Kurt Suzuki playing at the same level last year.

The wire report at ESPN says that he should only miss spring training, though of course a knee injury to a catcher is a worrisome thing, as the public moaning and horror over Joe Mauer last year showed. On the other hand, that same depth that kept Powell from slotting in as an everday catcher somewhere also means that, even if this injury helps prevent him from panning out as the A's would hope, it's a small blow.