Friday evening tidbits: Pineiro pushed back
Greetings to all as we enter an absolutely amazing sports weekend: Pennant races, college football, NFL kickoff, NASCAR at Richmond, F1 (I know, nobody cares but me — oh, and Michael, hi Michael!), US Open… The DVR is going to get a workout this weekend.
Here are the updates from an interesting chat with TLR this afternoon. He was in a surprisingly good mood.
* Pineiro will not pitch until a week from today in Pittsburgh. He’ll be available in relief this weekend, then throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and pitch the opener of the road trip. The off days allow them to go with a 4-man rotation for a little while here.
* Ankiel isn’t getting better, but he isn’t getting worse. I’ll flesh this out with a story on the site in a little while.
* TLR discussed some of the stuff from Joe Strauss’ story in the P-D today. Among other things, he severely downplayed the possibility of ever being a GM.
* TLR talked some about Glaus in the 2 spot, a move I advocated earlier in the year but that he didn’t like because of Glaus’ lack of speed.
* Felipe Lopez, Brendan Ryan, and Aaron Miles will see some time in the OF between now and the end of the year, and Ryan or Miles could even play CF as soon as tomorrow. More on this late tonight, as the preview for tomorrow’s game.