PHOENIX -- Throughout his very lengthy rehabilitation from shoulder surgery, Reds pitcher Paul Wilson has avoided setting any timetables for his return to the Majors.
That's because Wilson was wary of potential setbacks like the one he's going through now. The Reds announced on Friday that the 33-year-old's Minor League rehab assignment has been halted because of arm fatigue.
Wilson was scheduled to make his third rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Louisville.
"We just decided to skip a start," general manager Wayne Krivsky said from Cincinnati. "Hopefully, that's all it is. It's a chance for him to back off and catch his breath. He's been going hard for a long time."
In his last start Tuesday for Louisville, Wilson threw 91 pitches in six innings against Columbus and allowed two earned runs on six hits. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since having shoulder surgery in June to repair a torn rotator cuff and frayed labrum.
Wilson began a throwing program in January and continued through Spring Training. He endured a setback around the beginning of camp in February and needed to rest for about a week.
The Reds, which had no plans to schedule any tests on Wilson's shoulder, believe they are dealing with a similar situation now. The pitcher, who is on the 15-day disabled list, must be activated by May 27, since his rehab assignment can last no longer 30 days.
"He just needs to time to rest, nothing more," Krivsky said.