Got a bunch of injury updates and roster moves, so…
- Jose Campos‘ elbow is barking and he’s headed for an MRI. I really hope we can all look back on this trade one day and laugh at how awful it looked four months in.
- Buried within this Joel Sherman column is word that Austin Romine‘s back problem is “going to require at least six more weeks of rehab,” though Josh Norris is now reporting that he is headed to see a specialist. No bueno.
- David Adams said “everything feels great” with his neck and he’s headed to Tampa to start a rehab assignment later this weekend.
- Ramiro Pena has been placed on the 7-day DL for an unknown reason. Corban Joseph was activated off the Triple-A DL and sent down to Double-A. Walt Ibarra’s finger is bothering him, but apparently not enough to require a DL stint.
Triple-A Empire State (3-0 loss to Rochester)
2B Kevin Russo: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — has reached base 21 times in his last ten games
SS Doug Bernier & RF Colin Curtis: both 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — Curtis stole a base and threw a runner out at first
1B Steve Pearce, DH Jack Cust, 3B Brandon Laird & C Frankie Cervelli: all 0-4, 1 K — Pearce and Cust drew walks
LF Cole Garner: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Ray Kruml: 2-4, 2 K, 1 SB
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 7/2 GB/FB — 60 of 92 pitches were strikes (65.3%)
RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 21 of 34 pitches were strikes (61.8%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 13 pitches, seven strikes … I wonder if we’ll see him at some point this summer following Mariano Rivera‘s injury, he’s pitching well enough for a call-up