Saturday's decisions, and their ramifications
Here are the moves:
* Reyes recalled from Memphis, Jimenez optioned
* Eckstein placed on DL, Ryan recalled
Here’s what they mean:
Reyes will start Sunday, Wainwright Monday, then Tuesday and Wednesday are up in the air — depending partly on Looper’s status. Thompson will be available in relief today, and likely only today, then is expected to start on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Wells is considered a longshot to pitch in relief today, having just gone two days ago. He’ll be more available tomorrow. However, Thompson is a guy they won’t hesitate to use in a game that’s somewhat in doubt. I get the feeling that Wells is more there as a mopup man. His status for later in the week as a starter is also more in doubt than Thompson’s. TLR would not commit either way.
Ryan is starting at SS, with Miles at 2B. TLR said Ryan could start again tomorrow vs. another left-hander.