MLB Injury Notes
The Angels could be adding not one, but two front end Starting Pitchers this week as both John Lackey and Ervin Santana are close to putting their elbow injuries behind them. In two starts for Triple-A Salt Lake Lackey is 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA and 0.72 WHIP. He has 8 Ks in 9-2/3 Innings, with just one Walk. Santana has made one start picking up a Win with a 3.60 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. He had four Ks in 8 Innings with just one Walk as well.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw four scoreless Innings in his second rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. He has not allowed a Run in 6-2/3 Innings during his rehab assignment. He has 5 Ks and 4 Walks, which has his WHIP at an unimpressive 1.50. He will likely make one more rehab start before rejoining Boston.
Chien-Ming Wang will make his first rehab assignment start when he takes the mound for Triple-A Scranton. The Daily News is reporting he’ll throw 100 pitches, and if he looks good, he could rejoin the Yankees shortly. Currently he’s sporting a 34.50 ERA and 4.83 WHIP.
There are several players with bumps and bruises right now. There are just four games on tap today:
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants (Ryan Zimmerman Watch continues)
Everyone else will welcome the time off after a long stretch of consecutive games.