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Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson sidelined indefinitely



Florida announced this afternoon that junior right-handed pitcher Karsten Whitson has been sidelined indefinitely due to an injury.

“Karsten has been battling continued shoulder fatigue,” Florida baseball head athletic trainer Pat Hassell said. “We have pursued a conservative management plan to treat this issue. Karsten is evaluating further options at this time that will allow for a healthy and productive return to baseball.”

Whitson appeared in 14 games as a sophomore in 2012, with 10 starts. He was 4-0 with a 3.51 earned run average. He has a 12-1 (.923) career pitching record. Last season he had 20 strikeouts in 33.1 innings. He was 1-0 in SEC action with a 3.57 ERA in 17.2 innings. He started five of the six SEC games he pitched in, and earned the victory in game two of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional against No. 11 NC State that sent the Gators to the College World Series for the third-straight year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:16pm]


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