Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Injury News

Cha Seung Baek - After making two rehab appearances in Lake Elsinore and one in Portland, Cha Seung felt some elbow soreness and was removed from the game. This is different than the previous injury for which he was rehabbing.

Walter Silva - Walter has already made two appearances for Portland, going a total of 7.1 innings and yielding three runs. He should be very close.

Mike Adams - Mike is progressing well and threw a full bullpen yesterday. His first simulated game against hitters could come later this week, which keeps him on target for a return hopefully sometime in June.

Matt Antonelli - Matt started experiencing some discomfort around his knee toward the end of spring training and had a difficult time getting rid of the pain. Fortunately, he's been pain free for a while now, has been playing nine innings in extended spring training games, and will be activated in AAA Portland today.

Steve Garrison - A left-handed starter, Garrison was on his way to AAA this year after posting a 3.82 ERA in AA San Antonio as a 21-year old. His season ended in August (if I remember correctly), and he had shoulder surgery. Fortunately, he's been up on the mound already a handful of times, is progressing well, and is scheduled for his first simulated game against hitters tomorrow. We're hoping that he'll be ready by July.

Kellen Kulbacki - After having shoulder surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in the off-season, Kellen aggravated the injury in spring training. He was activated in San Antonio over the weekend and is 2 for 8 is his first two games.

Brian Joynt - Brian had some lower back pain that kept him out of some spring training games, but he is back playing nine innings in extended games and has already played 3B, 1B, and the OF. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to go shortly.

Lance Zawadzki - Lance was actually activated in Lake Elsinore a few weeks ago after just about two weeks in extended spring. He's hitting .338/.407/.688 in roughly 85 plate appearances for the Storm. He's 4th in the Cal League in homers and slugging percentage despite the late start.

Jackson Quezada - After not pitching in big league camp, Jackson started pitching on the minor league side and was pitching in extended spring training games until just a couple of days ago. He is now resting and not on an active pitching schedule.

Matt Latos - After rolling his ankle in minor league spring training, Matt was a few starts behind his colleagues. He made some appearances in extended spring before being activated about two weeks ago in Ft. Wayne. So far Matt has made two appearances for the TinCaps going 11.2 innings with four hits, three walks, and 12 strikeouts.

Jaff Decker - Jaff was activated just over two weeks ago in Ft. Wayne and he's made his presence felt. Through his first 15 games he's hitting .317/.548/.659. That's ridiculous.


JoshSamBob said...

Paul -

Big fan of your blog. Also, I'm a fan of Matt Antonelli - we're from the same home town, and I try to follow the few major league prospects from Peabody, MA (Steve Lomasney, Frankie Candela, Matt).

What do you think of Matt's chances of seeing some time in the bigs this year? Given Eckstein's .696 OPS, and Edgar Gonzalez' similar stat, I'd like to see Antonelli get a chance there when he's ready.

- Josh

David Harris said...

What's the status if Prior? Is he progressing? Is he on track to be activated later this summer?

JP said...

What's up with Prior?

jameson said...

what's up with cabbrera?

Christian said...

How do you decide whether or not to push someone like Decker to higher levels in the minors?

Poolie said...

Hi Paul,
thanks for the DL updates, especially on the minor league guys. I love it!

I realize this might be pushing it, but what about even lower level DL promising guys such as Tyler Mead, John Hussey or Euclides(sp.)Viloria?

Love the blog!!

Paul DePodesta said...


That's downright impressive.

Both Mead and Villoria have pitched one inning in extended spring training, so they're progressing. Hussey is still coming back but has not had any setbacks and is in a throwing program.

Paul DePodesta said...

I forgot to mention Tim Stauffer in this post.

Tim pitched well in extended (17 k's and 1 bb in 13.2 ip) and has now been activated in AA San Antonio.