"This is an unfortunate injury for Ryan," team executive vice
president and general manager Dan O'Dowd said in a statement. A
team spokesman did not return a phone call seeking details of how
Speier suffered the injury, which is not unusual for a pitcher.
Speier, 26, posted a 3.65 ERA over 22 appearances in his rookie
year last season, improving that ERA to 1.54 over his last nine
appearances. Speier did not allow a home run in 24.2 innings