Re: Which SP should I drop
The Astros also hope to get Wade Miller back sometime in August. Miller has been able to play long-toss, but he is not ready to begin a rehab assignment.
The Mariners have enough problems, but losing another pitcher to injury would be the icing on the cake. Joel Piniero left his last start with pain in his right elbow. An MRI and exam proved that he has sprained his UCL, but not to the point where Tommy John surgery is appropriate. Piniero will go to the DL and could be out for the remainder of the season. Some early reports have Gil Meche coming up to take the rotation spot, but other, less convincing reports have Meche involved in a trade for Mike Sweeney of the Royals.