(8/22/2009) Astros RP Doug Brocail retired all three batters he faced on just six pitches in his first Triple-A outing Saturday.
Brocail to start rehab Saturday
(8/21/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros Doug Brocail (shoulder) has said he will be ready to begin a Triple-A rehab assignment on Saturday.
Brocail might not return Thursday
(8/17/2009) From The Sports Xchange: RHP Doug Brocail's return from the DL could be as soon as Thursday, but the organization might take a more cautious approach. "If you throw in maybe two more (bullpens sessions) and a couple of simulated games, you're almost talking close to September," Cecil Cooper said. "It might be worth giving him a chance to really recover. We'll have to revisit that."
Astros activate Erstad; Brocail on DL
(8/7/2009) The Houston Astros activated OF Darin Erstad and placed RP Doug Brocail on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right shoulder strain.
Astros activate Brocail
(7/29/2009) The Houston Astros activated RP Doug Brocail off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Brocail had been on the DL since May 4 with a left hamstring strain.
Brocail to be activated Wednesday
(7/29/2009) Houston plans to activate reliever Doug Brocail off the disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Cubs. Brocail is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Brocail has strikeout in rehab
(7/20/2009) Houston RP Doug Brocail began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday night against Albuquerque. He threw one perfect inning with a strikeout.
Brocail beginning rehab Monday
(7/18/2009) Houston RP Doug Brocail threw his first simulated game on Friday at Dodger Stadium, reports the Houston Chronicle. Brocail, on the DL since May 4 with a torn left hamstring, will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. At this point, Brocail's rehab assignment will run through at least July 30.
Brocail on road to return for Houston
(7/12/2009) Astros RHP Doug Brocail, on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury, will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday. He threw a bullpen session Sunday and said he is feeling great.
Brocail says he is pain free now
(7/7/2009) From The Sports Xchange: RHP Doug Brocail, on the DL with a torn left hamstring, threw a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Dewey Robinson for the first time since landing on the DL on May 4. "This is just the first time we've seen him off the mound," Robinson said. "Just from my end of it he looked good. He only threw about 25 fastballs, but the ball's coming out of his hand good." Brocail threw four bullpen sessions while the club was on the seven-game trip that ended Sunday, but he had not thrown a bullpen session in front of the coaches. "This will be the fifth, but it's the first one they've seen," he said. "I'm pain free."
Brocail could miss rest of season
(5/8/2009)The Sports Xchange notes that Doug Brocail had an MRI on his left hamstring, which revealed a tear that will keep him out of action for at least a month and perhaps the season if he ultimately needs surgery.
Brocail out for at least a month
(5/8/2009) An MRI on Wednesday revealed that Astros RP Doug Brocail has a torn hamstring that will likely keep him out at least a month. He has been on the DL since Monday.
Brocail to have MRI Wednesday
(5/6/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros RP Doug Brocail will have an MRI exam Wednesday on his strained left hamstring.
Brocail heads back to 15-day DL
(5/4/2009) The Houston Astros placed RHP Doug Brocail on the 15-Day DL with a left hamstring strain Monday.
Brocail leaves with hamstring injury
(5/3/2009) Houston relief pitcher Doug Brocail left Sunday's game against Atlanta after straining his left hamstring on a play at first base in the eighth inning. First baseman Lance Berkman made a diving stop on Kelly Johnson's grounder, and Brocail covered the bag. Brocail's left leg seemed to buckle as he caught Berkman's throw and touched first base. Brocail fell over first base and remained on the ground for about a minute before being helped to his feet. Unable to walk off the field, he was driven off on a cart. The 41-year-old reliever came off the DL on April 26. He had been out since April 13 with a strained right rotator cuff.
Brocail could get save chances
(5/2/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros closer Jose Valverde will need between three to five weeks to recover and is likely going to be out until late May or early June. "It was a lot more than I anticipated it being," Astros manager Cecil Cooper said. "I didn't think it was that serious until I saw it (Tuesday), and he showed me how swollen it was. I didn't think it was quite that serious." The Astros will need LaTroy Hawkins to step up and close. Doug Brocail and other relievers also may get save opportunities.
Brocail has eventful return off DL
(4/26/2009) Houston RP Doug Brocail was activated from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Brewers. He came on with the Astros leading 3-2 in the seventh, loaded the bases on two walks and a single before striking out Brad Nelson looking to end the inning. Brocail finished with one hit allowed, two walks and two strikeouts.
Brocail ready to come off DL
(4/24/2009) Astros RP Doug Brocail threw on the side prior to Friday's game against the Brewers and felt fine. Brocail has been on the DL since April 11 with a strained rotator cuff. "I will be ready Sunday," he said. "I don't know if they'll be ready for me."
Brocail skipping rehab stint
(4/24/2009)The Sports Xchange notes that RHP Doug Brocail, who is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, persuaded the Astros to let him skip the rehab assignment he was scheduled to make at Triple-A Round Rock.
Brocail avoids rehab assignment
(4/24/2009) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros RP Doug Brocail will not go on a rehab assignment after all. Instead, he'll remain in Houston and throw a 20-pitch simulated inning Friday. Theyre just going to have me throw here (Friday) because if I throw a three-pitch inning you dont get anything out of it, he said.
Brocail throws in bullpen
(4/21/2009)The Sports Xchange reports that Astros RP Doug Brocail, on the disabled list with a rotator cuff strain, threw a bullpen session Monday afternoon using all his pitches three days after having a similar session with all fastballs. Barring a setback, he'll go on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. "Everything went good," he said. "So I got live (batting practice) on Wednesday and I got a game at Round Rock on Friday. One game. We'll see how it goes. If I need more time, then I'll need more time. I think I'm due off on (Sunday)."
(4/12/2009) The Astros placed RP Doug Brocail on the 15-day DL Sunday with a shoulder problem. To replace him, Houston called up RP Jeff Fulchino.
Brocail has shoulder discomfort
(4/11/2009) Astros pitcher Doug Brocail was scheduled to return to Houston on Saturday to be examined by Dr. David Lintner after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder while pitching Friday.
Brocail gets through inning fine
(3/5/2009) Astros RP Doug Brocail, out with tendinitis in his shoulder, made his first appearance of the spring Thursday against Team Panama and pitched one inning without giving up a hit. He did issue a walk.
Brocail scheduled to pitch Thursday
(3/3/2009) MLB.com reports that Astros RP Doug Brocail, who has dealt with shoulder, elbow and groin problems this spring, is slated to make his first game appearance on Thursday.
Brocail limited by tendinitis
(2/22/2009)The Sports Xchange notes that Houston RHP Doug Brocail was limited to a light bullpen session Feb. 20 because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. The rest of his pitching group threw live batting practice sessions. "We just kind of gave him an easier day today," manager Cecil Cooper said. "He didn't throw to live hitters. He just threw on the side here a little light 'pen."
Brocail re-signs with Astros
(12/2/2008) The Astros re-signed RHP Doug Brocail to a one-year contract Tuesday.
Astros decline Brocail's option
(10/1/2008) The Astros declined the club contract option on Doug Brocail, though GM Ed Wade said the team would try to re-sign the 41-year-old reliever for next season. "Doug did a terrific job for us this year," Wade said. "He was a workhorse out of the bullpen and brought a solid veteran presence to our clubhouse. Although we've declined to exercise the 2009 option, it's our hope that we can get Doug back here for next season. I have already spoken with him, and he expressed definite interest in being with us." Had the club picked up his option, the 14-year veteran would have made $3.25 million next season. Now, he's eligible to file for free agency.
Brocail picks up seventh victory
(9/8/2008)Doug Brocail (7-5) tossed a scoreless seventh inning Sunday to earn the win in his 600th career appearance. LaTroy Hawkins threw a perfect eighth -- hitting 97 mph on the radar gun -- and Jose Valverde struck out the side in the ninth for his NL-leading 40th save.
Brocail gets some work in
(9/6/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Doug Brocail threw a scoreless inning Friday in Colorado. Brocail had allowed runs in five of his previous seven appearances.
Brocail struggling of late
(8/6/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Doug Brocail gave up a three-run home run to Alfonso Soriano on a hanging slider Tuesday. "It didn't bounce," Brocail said of the 1-2 slider Soriano hit for his 20th home run. "As a matter of fact, it acted like the first foul ball, the first fastball that he fouled off. ... It was at 90 mph or 91 mph, so I know I overthrew it. If you watched it on videotape, it looked like a damn heater. I missed my spot. He got it." Soriano's shot to left field was the biggest blow as the Cubs turned a 7-6 deficit into an 11-7 lead with a five-run rally in the seventh before an appreciative Wrigley Field crowd of 40,416.
Brocail available to pitch again
(7/2/2008)The Houston Chronicle reports that Doug Brocail was available to pitch again on Tuesday, a day after manager Cecil Cooper made it a point to avoid his veteran righthander. "He'd be fine (Tuesday)," Cooper said of Brocail. "We just wanted to stay back. He just had several days in a row."
Brocail gets rest after heavy workload
(7/1/2008)The Sports Xchange reports Astros manager Cecil Cooper wanted to stay away from using setup man Doug Brocail on Monday, which is why the veteran wasn't used in a 4-1 game in the eighth. Brocail, who threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday to beat the Boston Red Sox, had made a team-high 43 relief appearances heading into Sunday.
Brocail blows save Saturday vs. Rays
(6/21/2008) The Houston Astros were all set to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday...and then Doug Brocail entered the game. Pitching in relief of closer Jose Valverde, who had the night off after pitching in each game in Houston's last series against Baltimore, Brocail gave up three straight hits including a two-run walk-off single to Gabe Kapler as he picked up his first blown save of the year and his third loss.
Brocail has help to get rare save
(5/25/2008) Astros RP Doug Brocail, in to close a one-run game Saturday against the Phillies because Jose Valverde needed night off after taking a line drive to the face, loaded the bases with one out before left fielder Darin Erstad caught a Shane Victorino fly ball and threw out Pedro Feliz attempting to score. "I felt like a 4-year-old child running out to high-five Erstad," said Brocail, who earned his second save in as many chances. "It's rejuvenating."
Brocail bridges game to Valverde
(5/21/2008) Astros RP Doug Brocail worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and recording one strikeout. Closer Jose Valverde then came on for his 13th save.
Brocail picks up relief victory
(4/30/2008)Doug Brocail (1-0) threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the victory Tuesday.
Brocail nets first save since '05
(4/16/2008) Astros RP Doug Brocail finished off Wednesday's 2-1 win against the Phillies instead of closer Jose Valverde, who blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning Tuesday. Brocail recorded his first save since earning one with Texas in 2005. Brocail allowed a pinch-hit single to Jimmy Rollins, but struck out two while not allowing a run.
Brocail confirmed as Astros setup guy
(4/1/2008) The Houston Chronicle reports that Astros manager Cecil Cooper said Monday that Doug Brocail will be the setup man for closer Jose Valverde this season. "Obviously, Valverde's the back guy, and we're going to go with Brocail as basically the eighth-inning guy and see how that goes from there," Cooper said.
Brocail no lock for setup role
(3/14/2008)Oscar Villarreal could push RHP Doug Brocail for the setup role in the bullpen, according to The Sports Xchange. Brocail struggled out of the gate in the spring, while Villarreal was terrific. "We just have to see how it shakes toward the end," manager Cecil Cooper said. "We've got the guy at the end (closer Jose Valverde). We just have to get to the guy. We have some options there."
Brocail gets knocked around
(3/4/2008)Doug Brocail allowed two runs on four hits in the fourth inning of Tuesday's spring training game against Detroit. He has allowed four runs over his past two innings this spring.
Brocail expected to be setup man
(2/20/2008) The Houston Chronicle reports that Doug Brocail is expected to be the eighth-inning setup man for closer Jose Valverde this season, according to manager Cecil Cooper.
(11/28/2007) Pitcher Doug Brocail and the Astros agreed Tuesday to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that includes a team option for 2009. The 40-year-old right-hander played for the Astros in 1995 and 1996. He appeared in 59 games, making 11 starts, and went 7-9 with one save and a 4.35 ERA. "Doug is a battle-tested, veteran reliever who will make our bullpen stronger," new Astros general manager Ed Wade said. "He's a great competitor and has shown the ability to pitch a lot while performing equally well against both left-handed and right-handed hitters."
Brocail among Padres to file as FA
(11/6/2007) Former Padres Geoff Blum, Doug Brocail, Michael Barrett and outfielder Milton Bradley filed for free agency.
Brocail gets relief win
(9/1/2007) Doug Brocail (5-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win against the Dodgers Friday.
(8/14/2007) Right-handed reliever Doug Brocail was reinstated from the bereavement list on Tuesday by the San Diego Padres, who optioned right-hander Mike Thompson to Triple-A Portland.
Brocail takes a personal leave
(8/10/2007) The San Diego Padres placed righty reliever Doug Brocail on the bereavement list and put outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list Friday. To fill the spots, San Diego recalled left-hander Joe Thatcher and purchased the contract of righty Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland.
Brocail finishes up Sunday
(7/15/2007) Heath Bell, Scott Linebrink and Doug Brocail completed San Diego's 13th shutout, most in the majors. Bell worked two-thirds of a perfect inning, while Linebrink and Brocail worked a scoreless inning, each allowing a hit.
Brocail shutting teams down
(7/14/2007) Doug Brocail has not allowed a run in five innings since returning from the disabled list last Saturday. Brocail, who pitched two scoreless innings Friday night in Phoenix, has not allowed an inherited runner to score this season.
Brocail comes off 15-day DL
(7/7/2007) San Diego activated right-handed reliever Doug Brocail on Saturday, who had been on the DL with a strained left gluteus. To make room, left-hander Justin Hampson was optioned to Triple-A Portland.
Brocail opens rehab assignment
(7/5/2007) Padres RP Doug Brocail, on the DL with a strained left gluteus, began a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore Wednesday, throwing 26 pitches in two scoreless innings while allowing two hits and striking out three against Visalia.
Brocail ready for rehab assignment
(7/4/2007) Right-handed reliever Doug Brocail will report to Single-A Lake Elsinore Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment. Brocail has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a left guttural strain.
Brocail limps onto DL
(6/22/2007) Padres reliever Doug Brocail was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left gluteus muscle. The move was retroactive to Thursday. To take his spot, left-hander Royce Ring was recalled from Triple-A Portland.
Brocail stinks after turning 40
(6/21/2007) According to The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Doug Brocail had a 0.93 ERA as a 39-year-old. But in 13 appearances since turning 40 on May 16, Brocail has a 6.75 ERA. He gave up four runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday night.
Brocail gives up HR in relief
(6/14/2007) Jonny Gomes homered off Doug Brocail with one out in the eighth Thursday.
Brocail sitting down opponents
(5/25/2007) Doug Brocail has been a solid option out of the bullpen for the Padres in 2007. He has allowed just two earned runs in 20 2/3 innings for a 0.87 ERA. The last time Brocail allowed a run to cross the plate was April 15 against the Dodgers. He also has two relief wins.
Brocail picks up another relief win
(5/3/2007) Clay Hensley (groin) was replaced by Doug Brocail, with the Nationals leading 1-0. Brocail (2-0) struck out one in two perfect innings for the victory.
Brocail picks up win Tuesday
(4/17/2007) Geoff Blum's game-winning hit in the 14th inning made a winner of Doug Brocail (1-0), who struck out four and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Trevor Hoffman pitched the 14th for his third save in as many chances.
March 11 a special day for Brocail
(3/11/2007) March 11 is the anniversary of the first of two angioplasties RHP Doug Brocail had last spring. The procedures might have saved Brocail's life. The first opened a 99 percent blockage in the left descending anterior artery. "Everything is fine," said Brocail, who said he takes 27 pills a day to address everything from blood pressure and thickness to cholesterol.
Brocail finalizes deal with Padres
(12/20/2006) The Padres finalized a $500,000, one-year deal with right-handed reliever Doug Brocail on Wednesday.
Padres agree to deal with Brocail
(12/17/2006) Doug Brocail and the Padres have agreed on a $500,000, one-year deal, pending the right-handed reliever passing a physical.
Sanchez wins Tony Conigliaro Award
(12/6/2006) Pirates infielder Freddy Sanchez, who reached the major leagues despite childhood foot problems and a diagnosis that he might never walk, won the 17th Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity through spirit, determination and courage. The award, which will be presented at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association dinner on Jan. 11, is named for the promising Red Sox player whose career was damaged when he was hit in the face by a pitch in 1967. Sanchez received 23 points in the voting to edge Boston's Gabe Kapler, who had 22 points, and San Diego's Doug Brocail, who had 19.
Free-agent filing continues
(11/1/2006) RHP LaTroy Hawkins, SS Alex Gonzalez, 2B Mark Loretta, 3B Aaron Boone, 2B Lou Merloni, OF Matt Stairs, C Paul Bako, 3B Tomas Perez, OF Carlos Lee, RHP Vicente Padilla, C Gregg Zaun, RHP Miguel Batista, SS Craig Counsell, SS Damion Easley, RHP Wade Miller, RHP Ryan Franklin, RHP Russ Springer, C Einar Diaz, RHP Aaron Sele, RHP Doug Brocail, RHP Woody Williams, C Robert Fick, OF Jose Guillen, LHP Bruce Chen, SS Alex Cora, RHP Jeff Nelson, LHP Ron Villone, OF Brian Jordan, 1B John Mabry, 3B Rich Aurilia, LHP Eddie Guardado, LHP Scott Schoeneweis, 2B Kaz Matsui, LHP Darren Oliver, SS Jose Hernandez and RHP Chan Ho Park.
Brocail placed on 60-day DL
(9/20/2006) The Padres placed RHP Doug Brocail (hamstring) on the 60-day DL.
Brocail done for season
(9/17/2006) RHP Doug Brocail is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the regular season with a strained left hamstring, manager Bruce Bochy said. The Padres' reliever was hurt running to cover first base in the seventh inning of Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers. Brocail is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA.
Brocail implodes against Mets
(8/10/2006) David Wright had a pair of doubles Thursday, including the one that scored the go-ahead run. "You have to be confident every at-bat," Wright said. "You can't be scared. You have to want to be there. You can't shy away from it." He doubled to left against Doug Brocail (2-1) for a 4-3 lead.
Padres activate Doug Brocail
(7/13/2006) Padres reliever Doug Brocail was activated from the disabled list Thursday, a little over four months after undergoing the first of two heart angioplasties during the spring. "I think that the doctor did such a good job that it was one of those things that if I was willing and not scared to come back, which obviously I wasn't, that everything would go fine," Brocail said after a team workout Thursday afternoon. "And it's gone fine. There hasn't been a single problem. My wife's flying out just to make sure it's really me out there," Brocail joked. Brocail has been low-key throughout his ordeal, although he realizes it could have been much more serious. The 39-year-old underwent the first angioplasty on March 11 during spring training to clear a 99-percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery. He had complained of chest tightness that radiated into both arms. He already was being treated for an abscessed tooth and asthma. A doctor ordered a stress test, which came back abnormal. After the angioplasty, in which a balloon is inserted to open the artery, a stent was inserted to ensure the artery remains open. Brocail underwent a second angioplasty on April 10 after tests found a coronary blockage separate from the one that required the first surgery.
Brocail strains groin in rehab
(6/26/2006) Padres RHP Doug Brocail, who has been on a rehab assignment after having two angioplasties during spring training, suffered a slight groin strain in his second outing with Class A Lake Elsinore and skipped his next scheduled appearance.
Brocail starts rehab assignment
(6/21/2006) The San Diego Padres will be sending pitchers, Woody Williams and Doug Brocail, to rehab with the Lake Elsinore Storm, this week, in Rancho Cucamonga and Lake Elsinore. Brocail is recovering from a March 2006 coronary angioplasty, and has been on the disabled list since April 1st. He is scheduled to make three appearances this week with the Storm, starting tonight in Rancho Cucamonga. The Padres reliever is also scheduled to take the mound at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore on Thursday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 24th, as the Storm host the Bakersfield Blaze.
Brocail might rehab next week
(6/14/2006) Reliever Doug Brocail, who has twice had an angioplasty since the start of spring training, said his goal is to be pitching in the big leagues by the end of the month. He threw a bullpen session Tuesday and said everything went well. He said he'll hopefully go on a minor league rehab assignment next week.
(6/5/2006) RHP Doug Brocail, who began the season on the disabled list, had a second angioplasty April 11. He hopes to be ready some time in June.
Brocail to return in mid-June
(5/22/2006) Padres RHP Doug Brocail (two angioplasty surgeries since the start of spring training) and LHP Shawn Estes (who strained the flexor tendon in his left elbow in his first start of the season) are both expected to come off the disabled list in mid-June.
Brocail given clearance to throw
(5/3/2006) Reliever Doug Brocail rejoined his San Diego Padres teammates Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, almost two months after undergoing his second angioplasty since the start of spring training. "It's good to see Doug," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He looks good, he's very upbeat and optimistic that he'll be back soon. I don't really have a timetable right now. We've got to rely on our doctors and our medical staff." The right-hander, who turns 39 in two weeks, underwent the first procedure three days after experiencing tightness in his chest during a relief outing. The discomfort radiated into both arms and doctors discovered a 99-percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery, one of three coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. "Listening to the doctors after the surgery, when they tell you that now you've got new pipes, I should be good to go," Brocail said. "The only thing is, they put you on a medicine that keeps you down, so that the heart doesn't pump as hard. Other that that, I have the same energy levels. So I'm just going to get in shape to pitch."
Big setback for Brocail
(4/12/2006) MLB.com reports veteran reliever Doug Brocail (heart) needs to have another stent inserted in an artery after additional testing. "He's basically back to where he started," said manager Bruce Bochy.
Brocail to have a stress test
(4/10/2006) RHP Doug Brocail will have a stress test Tuesday exactly a month after he underwent an emergency angioplasty to open a 99 percent blockage in a descending artery near his heart. Passing the stress test is crucial to Brocail being allowed to pitch again.
Brocail starts season on the DL
(4/2/2006) Doug Brocail (coronary angioplasty) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday.
Brocail back at Pads' camp
(3/27/2006) LHP Doug Brocail, who had an angioplasty March 11 to repair a 99 percent blockage of an artery, has returned to the Padres' spring training camp. Brocail could be back with the team by midseason.
Brocail could miss 2006 season
(3/14/2006) According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Doug Brocail told teammates that Saturday's angioplasty brought him quick relief from chest pain and labored breathing caused by a blocked coronary artery. "He said it felt like he could take a deep breath and didn't have chest congestion," reliever Scott Linebrink said after visiting Brocail at a hospital in Sun City. Trainer Todd Hutcheson said it's unknown whether Brocail, 38, can pitch again this year. The reliever, who is to visit the team today, will undergo further tests in the next two weeks.
Brocail recovering after angioplasty
(3/12/2006) Padres reliever Doug Brocail was recovering in a nearby hospital Sunday after undergoing angioplasty Saturday morning to clear a 99-percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery. The 38-year-old Brocail, who last pitched Wednesday, had complained of chest tightness that radiated into both arms. He already was being treated for an abscessed tooth and asthma. He is expected to be released from the hospital in the next couple of days, then return to San Diego to be monitored. The team still hopes he will pitch this season.
Brocail has angioplasty surgery
(3/11/2006) San Diego Padres reliever Doug Brocail underwent angioplasty Saturday morning. The 38-year-old Brocail, who last pitched Wednesday, had complained of chest tightness that radiated into both arms. He already was being treated for an abscessed tooth and asthma.
RP Brocail returns to San Diego
(12/15/2005) Reliever Doug Brocail passed his physical Thursday and finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with the Padres. He was with the Rangers the past two seasons, going 5-3 with a 5.52 ERA and one save in 61 games this year.
RP Brocail headed to San Diego
(12/12/2005) San Diego closed in on a $1 million deal for reliever Doug Brocail, who pitched for the Padres from 1992-94. He must pass a physical this week before his deal is finalized. He pitched with Texas last year, going 5-3 with one save and a 5.52 ERA in 61 appearances.
Brocail not returning to Rangers
(12/8/2005) The Rangers didn't offer salary abritration to left-hander Kenny Rogers, outfielder Richard Hidalgo, catcher Sandy Alomar Jr., infielder Greg Colbrunn or right-hander relievers Doug Brocail and Steve Karsay.
Brocail emerging as long reliever
(6/20/2005) The Dallas Morning News reports that Doug Brocail is growing into the Rangers' long reliever role out of the bullpen. He pitched 3 1/2 shutout innings against Washington Sunday. He allowed only a single and struck out six, the most strikeouts he's had in a game since 1996.
Brocail fine after line drive
(3/18/2005) Texas right-hander Doug Brocail had X-rays taken after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. Results were negative and said he was fine.
Brocail suspended seven games
(9/18/2004) Doug Brocail was suspended by the league for seven games for his part in a fight with fans Monday.
Rangers activate Brocail
(8/9/2004) The Rangers activated Doug Brocail from the disabled list before Monday's game at Baltimore. He missed 12 games with a sore left hamstring.
Brocail makes rehab appearance
(8/6/2004) Doug Brocail (hamstring, shoulder) made a rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Thursday. He allowed one earned run and two hits in 4 1/3 innings. He also did not walk a batter and struck out six.
Brocail to start rehab
(8/4/2004) Doug Brocail (hamstring, shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment for Double-A Frisco on Thursday by starting one of the team's two games of a doubleheader.
Brocail placed on 15-day DL
(7/26/2004) The Rangers placed Doug Brocail on the 15-day disabled list on Monday due to a hamstring and shoulder injury.
(7/26/2004) Doug Brocail tried to warm up Sunday but couldn't because his shoulder was bothering him. He may be headed for a stint on the disabled list.
Brocail roughed up in relief
(7/4/2004) Doug Brocail surrendered five hits, three walks and five runs (four earned) in a loss to the Astros Saturday.
Brocail could get demotion
(6/18/2004) The Dallas Morning News reports that Doug Brocail might be sent back to the minors when John Wasdin starts Friday at Florida.
Brocail activated from DL
(6/7/2004) Doug Brocail (appendectomy) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
Doug Brocail begins throwing
(5/17/2004) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Brocail (appendectomy) has already started throwing only six days after having his appendix removed.
(5/12/2004) Doug Brocail was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday after having an appendectomy.
(9/11/2002) Brocail, sidelined this season while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery, will have additional surgery to repair a stress fracture and transpose the ulnar nerve in his right elbow. Brocail, who had "Tommy John" surgery on April 27, is scheduled to have the next procedure some time next week. Recovery time is up to one year. Brocail has not pitched since the 2000 season, when he was 5-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 49 appearances with Detroit. He isn't much of a Fantasy pitcher when healthy.
(8/29/2001) Brocail threw soft toss Tuesday for the first time since undergoing "Tommy John" elbow surgery in April, according to the Houston Chronicle. Doctors estimate that he will need eight to 18 months for a full recovery, although this is a good sign he could be ready for the 2002 season. Brocail still isn't much of a Fantasy factor even when healthy.
(5/16/2001) The Astros transferred Brocail from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Tuesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for Vinny Castilla. Brocail remains out for the season after elbow surgery.
(5/8/2001) Brocail is scheduled to have the stitches from his "Tommy John" elbow surgery on Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I don't get to do too much for the next six months," said Brocail, who will need eight to 18 months to recover. "That's fine. I'm in no hurry."
(4/23/2001) Brocail will have season-ending elbow surgery on April 27. Even when he is healthy, Brocail doesn't have much Fantasy value.
(4/18/2001) Brocail will be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI performed Tuesday revealed a torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will seek a second opinion sometime next week but is likely to require season-ending surgery. You should probably drop Brocail at this point.
(4/17/2001) Brocail, currently sidelined with a strained right hamstring, will be evaluated Tuesday after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow. "It didn't make any sense to force the issue, so we'll use the time to have him re-evaluated and make sure there is nothing serious in there," said general manager Gerry Hunsicker. Hunsicker feels that the injury could be tendinitis, which would shelve Brocail even longer.
(4/16/2001) Brocail will be activated from the disabled list in time for Monday's game in Pittsburgh, according to the Houston Chronicle. Don't bother adding him to your Fantasy team.
(4/13/2001) Brocail will make his final rehab appearance on Saturday for Double-A Round Rock before being activated on Monday. He is fully recovered from his strained right hamstring but felt he needed one more game in the minors. Don't rush to pick up Brocail, a decent middle reliever who is unlikely to get many saves.
(4/12/2001) Brocail, currently on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, tossed two scoreless innings including 21 of 25 pitches for strikes in a rehab appearance for Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday. The Astros may activate him before the start of their three-game series in St. Louis over the weekend. Don't rush to activate Brocail - he's pitching in a hitters' park and probably won't figure much in the save mix.
(4/11/2001) Brocail pitched one-third of an inning Monday night for Triple-A New Orleans in a rehabilitation assignment. Brocail faced four batters and threw 19 pitches, allowing two hits and walking one. He is expected to make one more minor league appearance today and rejoin the Astros on Thursday, but his return doesn't mean much to Fantasy owners.
(4/5/2001) Brocail felt some discomfort in his hamstring while throwing on a rehab assignment. He will miss at least another week.
(4/3/2001) Brocail is scheduled to make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. He has been sidelined since March 21 with a strained right hamstring, and can be activated Sunday. If all goes well, Brocail might be back sometime next week, although we wouldn't recommend starting him.
(3/23/2001) Brocail strained his right hamstring on Thursday and will miss at least a week.
(9/22/2000) Brocail is out for the season. He had been suffering from an inflamed elbow for over a month. Brocail tried to pitch through it but has finally called it quits for the season.
(9/7/2000) Brocail has been activated from the 15-day DL. He was underperforming before being disabled. His inflammed elbow may require a full winter of rest after the heavy workloads of the past two seasons.
(8/21/2000) Placed on the 15-day DL with a sore elbow. Brocail hopes to return as soon as he is eligible, but his 4.17 ERA is down from previous years as he's pitched through soreness for most of the season. A more extended period of rest might be required. C.J. Nitkowski and Danny Patterson will replace Brocail in his setup role but none are likely to receive any save opportunties.
(5/2/2000) Brocail returns from his suspension on Tuesday, while outfielder Luis Polonia will begin serving his three-game suspension that day.
(4/28/2000) Suspended for 4 games for his actions in last Saturday's brawl in Chicago. Brocail was the only Tiger pitcher targeted with a suspension, so the team should be able to absorb his absence relatively easily.
(6/23/1999) Detroit reliever Doug Brocail was unable to enter Tuesday night's game because his elbow felt sore and he was unable to get loose.
(1/26/1999) Brocail is a very reliable setup man. He won't earn saves, but look for a low ERA, a few wins, and a truckload of holds.