In this week’s running post of ‘Scioscia’s Office’, we have updates on Weaver, Joyce, and the left field situation:
- As previously reported, C.J. Wilson got permission from the Angels to announce the results of the MRI on his elbow HIMSELF on Saturday, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times. And the announcement was that C.J. will miss the end of the season. Not only is this unfortunate, but so is the apparent backlash he’s gotten from his teammates over it. The clubhouse thinks that he should’ve continued to pitch through it. Wilson, however has insisted he can’t do it any longer. Either way, he is out for the season. Add that to possible contract concerns, as well as a big answer to the Angels’ starting rotation questions.
Previous headlines from earlier in the week:
- Lefty C.J. Wilson was put on the 15-day disabled list today with inflammation in his left shoulder. This could be a reason he has been so erratic lately. Wilson isundergoingteststodaytodetermine the severity.
- Angels recalled pitcher Drew Rucinski to take Wilson’s roster spot.
- Young prospect Nick Tropeano will likely start on Sunday in place of Wilson.
- In Thursday night’s rehab start for Class A Inland Empire, Jered Weaver went 3 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 unearned run, and striking out two.Whetherhewill be activated to makehisnextstartremainsto be seen, however. Weaver has been out since June with hip inflammation.
- Scioscia said on Friday that Weaver will make another start for Inland Empire on Tuesday.
- Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register has some notes on how the lineup will look with the new additions to the Angels, as well as updates on David Freese and Collin Cowgill.
- Angels recalled Cory Rasmus to replace the struggling Mike Morin, who was sent down after another miserable outing against the Astros on Tuesday night.
- Fletcher also explains the technicalities of Efren Navarro being designated for assignment. There was a loophole in the rule book that forced the club to DFA the outfielder while he still has options.
- Matt Joyce‘s days with the Halos may be numbered now that he’s on the 7-day concussion disabled list. It was very likely he’d be gone by August 1 any way.