I've got information, man! New (stuff) has come to light! (6:05 PM CT UPDATE)
So here’s the latest update, as of about 6:05 p.m. CT, with things taking a little more shape…
* Timo Perez is present and will be active for the game. He looks disconcertinglylike a smaller Edgar Renteria, but that’s neither here nor there. It now sounds as though the move will be to option Anthony Reyes to Memphis, and not put Edmonds on the DL yet at this time. They still have not made an announcement, though.
* Chris Carpenter threw a bullpen this afternoon. It went well, he felt good, he threw his full repertoire and felt nothing out of the ordinary. Now, assuming he feels good tomorrow, the question will be where he slots back into the rotation. Duncan and TLR both said it will likely be in the Cincinnati series. Tuesday seems like the most likely bet, since that’s the next time they’ll need somebody other than Ponson-Mulder-Marquis-Suppan.
* Edmonds is feeling better. He talked to a crowd of reporters and said his condition is improved, and that he can swing a bat — he just can’t run. I’m still figuring he’s DL-bound, but it’s not a certainty.
* David Eckstein is in the lineup and good to go, though a little sore on the wrist.