Atchison arrives; notes abound
The M’s have, as expected, activated RHP Scott Atchison from the disabled list and added him to the active roster. To make room, Jorge Campillo was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list (Campillo will have Tommy John surgery, but there’s no date set for this yet).
John Hickey speculates that Rafael Soriano will follow on either Monday or Tuesday. Soriano has been going very well for Tacoma, with 11 strikeouts, one walk, and three hits allowed in 5 1/3 innings of work. His total rehab work this season adds up to 16.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, and 24 K.
Over in the Times, we hear word that LHP Bobby Madritsch is able to “throw a bit harder“. He’s throwing three days in a row before taking an off day, and it sounds like all is going well in his rehab. Also, RHP Gil Meche and his funny-feeling shoulder will have another throw day off the mound tomorrow.
Eesh, looks like it’s also time for a game thread.