Friday tidbits: Lohse, Wellemeyer, Franklin, weather
Greetings from an overcast night at Busch Stadium.
* Kyle Lohse came through his bullpen session yesterday in very good shape, and he’s getting quite close to pitching in a game. It appears that early next week, he’ll go to Memphis, and after that he’ll rejoin the Cardinals rotation.
“Lohse is feeling really good,” TLR said. “He had an outstanding bullpen yesterday and I think he’s probably ready to pitch very soon.”
* Todd Wellemeyer threw a bullpen session today and is also progressing well. He likewise could go on a rehabilitation assignment in the coming days, but he’s probably a little further from a return to active duty than Lohse is.
TLR: “I think everything is on time for him, so I think he can go out pretty soon as well. … Kyle’s out 15 days. He can’t come back any sooner than that, unfortunately. In Todd’s case, it really is when he’s ready.
* In case you haven’t seen or heard it somewhere already, Ryan Franklin confirmed today that he’s very close to a contract extension. Check the story here.
* We got some rain downtown earlier today, and the skies are still threatening. But the forecast doesn’t look bad at all.
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