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Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Weathers hurt, but expected ready for spring training

Associated Press

Relief Pitcher
Cincinnati Reds

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L BB K ERA
73 7 4 29 61 3.94

CINCINNATI -- Reliever David Weathers hurt a finger on his pitching hand, but the Cincinnati Reds expect him to be ready for spring training.

Weathers tore a tendon in his right index finger while working out Monday at his home, the club said Wednesday. He will wear a splint for three weeks, and the Reds think the injury will heal by the time pitchers and catchers report Feb. 16.

He became the Reds' primary closer after they got rid of Danny Graves last May. He led the team with a career-high 15 saves in 19 chances, going 7-4 with a 3.94 ERA in 73 games.