Friday afternoon tidbits: Mulder in, Parisi out, Izzy hurt
Greetings from the home of Joel Goldberg as well as one of the game’s more underappreciated ballparks. Lots of news for you today.
* Mark Mulder has been activated from the DL and is in the bullpen. Mike Parisi has been optioned to Memphis. The bullpen move is considered open-ended for now.
* Jason Isringhausen has a right knee injury. They’re waiting for Paletta to read the MRI before they decide whether to DL him. Izzy himself said they told him he has a strained ligament, a strained tendon and a strain of the knee capsule.
* Ryan Ludwick is batting second, with the hope that hitting in front of Pujols might help him get sorted out. Pujols is at DH once again with Chris Duncan at 1B.