M’s adjust rotation
Gil Meche, who has been bothered by a sore right elbow in his first two starts, will start on Saturday, instead of Friday. Right-hander Joel Pineiro, who began the season on the disabled list with a tender shoulder, will be activated and start on Friday.
The Mariners had Meche’s bothersome elbow X-rayed after he left the game on Sunday.
“It was absolutely and purely precautionary,” Hargrove said of the X-rays. “Everything was normal on it. We decided to give him an extra day because of the stiffness. Other than that I don’t think we are really that concerned. I think it’s just one of those things.”
In the event the Mariners have to put Meche on the DL, they anticipate calling up both Baek and Campillo, anticipating that one of the two will explode or otherwise injure themselves badly enough such that they can’t pitch before they’re able to report (not really).