A few odds and ends for everyone:
- It appears that Tim Lincecum will not miss his next start, according to John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle (click here for the article). Lincecum “expects” to make the start, with Bruce Bochy, the team’s manager, saying it was “a 99 percent certainty”, according to the article. Fantasy owners everywhere can certainly exhale and keep him active in your line-up.
- Shane Victorino missed the Phillies game last night due to “stiffness in his lower back”, according to Todd Zolecki of The Philadelphia Inquirer (click here for the article). The problem started in batting practice on Tuesday, but still played in that game. Victorino is quoted as saying “I plan to be out there” in regards to today’s game, so it seems safe to leave him in your line-up at this point.
- Chris Carpenter has a “muscle strain on the back side of his right shoulder”, which is considered “the mildest of tears”, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (click here for the article). He will rest for a few days before he resumes throwing, but this is season as the best-case scenario”, according to Carpenter. Brad Thompson will start in his place on Friday. Put Carpenter on your bench for now, as there is no word on when he may return to the rotation.
- In a separate article (click here), Goold is reporting that Colby Rasmus is working on his rehab, “He has been doing agility and strengthening work for several weeks and will soon upgrade to sprints”, according to the article. The hope is that he returns to Triple A prior to the end of their season.
- According to The Miami Herald (click here for the article), Cody Ross missed yesterday’s game as a result of being hit with a pitch the day before. Ross was quoted as saying, “‘It’s a little swollen and a little bruised so they decided to give me a little rest”. Doesn’t sound like anything major, so if you are one of the people desperate enough to be using him, I wouldn’t worry. I do think there are most likely better options available to you, however.
- The Red Sox made two minor moves, according to Steven Krasner of The Providence Journal (click here for the article). The first was sending David Pauley (P) to Triple A, with Jeff Bailey (a utility man), taking his place on the roster. The other was claiming Marcus McBeth (P) off waivers from the Reds, sending him to Triple A.