RRS to DL

Dave · April 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

To make room for Ichiro, the M’s put Ryan Rowland-Smith on the DL. Chris Jakubauskas takes his spot in the rotation and will pitch tomorrow. Personally, I’d have rather seen Felix pitching against the Angels on normal rest, but they know the status of his ankle better than I do.

The injury is reported as triceps tendonitis, and the DL move is retroactive to April 11th. If it’s minor, he’ll be back shortly. But these kind of minor arm injuries have a way of lingering, so we’ll have to see.

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20 Responses to “RRS to DL”

  1. robbbbbb on April 15th, 2009 4:27 pm

    Is this a tactical move, or is there actually something wrong with RRS? (I hope for the former, but the way the roster is constructed makes me suspect the latter.)

  2. MedicineHat on April 15th, 2009 4:28 pm

    According to the AP it is triceps tendinitis, retroactive to April 11

  3. MyOhMy on April 15th, 2009 4:31 pm

    I would HOPE Felix pitches tomorrow but Shannon Drayer just said Jakubauskas will start tomorrow … hope she’s mistaken! It only makes sense that Felix pitches vs LAA and on normal rest

  4. Ralph_Malph on April 15th, 2009 4:34 pm

    So Tui stays up (for now). Maybe he’ll actually get in a game at some point.

    I like the idea that they’re going down to 11 pitchers, but it would make a lot more sense if they had somebody on the bench who they’ll actually use. As it is, they don’t really have a pinch runner.

    Maybe they could find a scrappy little white utility guy with some speed, who could come in to pinch run and steal a money bag.

  5. Evan on April 15th, 2009 4:44 pm

    Tendinitis is a wonderfully vague diagnosis. This could well just be tactical.

  6. Evan on April 15th, 2009 4:46 pm

    Maybe they could find a scrappy little white utility guy with some speed, who could come in to pinch run and steal a money bag.

    And dive for balls, missing them by 9 feet?

  7. Buhnerful on April 15th, 2009 4:49 pm

    I’m going to the game Saturday, and was really looking forward to seeing Bedard. Now I am a little conflicted, as seeing a guy’s first big league start is often pretty cool, even though he might get shelled. Not a bad problem to have I suppose: either way I’ll be at Safeco drinking beer and watching an M’s team I actually want to watch again.

  8. Luc on April 15th, 2009 4:55 pm

    Buhnerful: But if Jak is taking the mound tomorrow in RRS’s stead, wouldn’t that mean that Bedard is still pitching Saturday? I’m also going on Saturday (and Sunday) and would appreciate some clarification from someone more informed than myself. Otherwise referred to as everyone on this site it seems like.

  9. Buhnerful on April 15th, 2009 4:59 pm

    LL is reporting that Felix pitches tomorrow. Unclear at this point how this will play out, but at least I am still sitting win-win.

  10. joser on April 15th, 2009 4:59 pm

    Yeah, I certainly hope it’s nothing serious, and nothing lingering, and maybe nothing at all. I’m always reminded of the story of the player who went on the DL with a leg injury and when the reporters asked him “Which leg?” he responded “They haven’t told me yet.”

    And dive for balls, missing them by 9 feet?

    But he makes up for it with what THT calls the “ability to cloud the judgement of umpires.”

  11. Mike Snow on April 15th, 2009 5:00 pm

    Would the Angels be, as they were for Silva, the right lineup to be sending Jakubauskas out against? Although honestly the Tigers don’t look all that different to me.

  12. Slurve on April 15th, 2009 5:12 pm

    Tendinitis is a wonderfully vague diagnosis. This could well just be tactical.

    It is vague but it’s still an injury it’s the inflammation of a tendon from my knowledge which is very painful and my wishes to RR-S for a quick recovery.

  13. Refuses to take hints about changing nickname on April 15th, 2009 5:18 pm

    The injury makes sense, RRS’s velocity’s been down about 5 mph this year. Hopefully when he comes off the DL he’ll be back in the low 90′s instead of showing a Jamie Moyer fastball like he did against Oakland.

  14. MedicineHat on April 15th, 2009 5:33 pm

    Interesting tidbit from the mariners site:

    There will be a special guest at Wednesday night’s game, watching each of Ichiro’s at-bat closely: Isao Harimoto, the current all-time hits leader among Japanese players with 3,085.

    The 68-year-old traveled from Japan to Seattle to watch his record fall. Ichiro needs three hits to eclipse the mark Harimoto has held since he retired in 1981.

  15. Sidi on April 15th, 2009 6:02 pm

    It is vague but it’s still an injury it’s the inflammation of a tendon from my knowledge which is very painful

    I think it depends upon the tendon, the current severity of inflammation, and the stress put upon it during recovery. My bouts of patellar tendonitis we’re much more painful than my normal running aches…as long as I didn’t run or walk/stand too much. Trying to push it could pretty much put me on the ground though.

    The recovery can be trouble though, especially if it’s a tendon you can’t really rest during normal life. It can go away quickly or linger for months.

  16. Sidi on April 15th, 2009 6:02 pm

    Gah, weren’t. Not “we’re”…

  17. ivan on April 15th, 2009 6:03 pm

    Does anyone know if Triunfel will be doing his rehabbing here with the big club? It might be a nice way for him to make the most of his enforced down time.

  18. Viking1983 on April 15th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Is this a tactical move, or is there actually something wrong with RRS? (I hope for the former, but the way the roster is constructed makes me suspect the latter.)

    This was my first thought as he looked terrible in his first start. I was hoping the M’s were going to skip his start regardless and bring in Felix to pitch against the Angels on normal days rest. I really hope his ankle is ok.

    How does everyone anticipate Jak’s performance as a starter? Does he have the stamina to go 5 or 6 plus innings?

  19. Paul B on April 15th, 2009 7:53 pm

    So Tui gets a reprieve. Still doesn’t look like he will get in a game.

    That’s why it has to be an injury, they have no reason to keep Tui around.

  20. jordan on April 15th, 2009 10:57 pm

    I just had elbow tendonitus, and it is probably the best injury for a pitcher, if there is such a thing. It is pretty much just inflammed tendon, and once it goes away, 1-2 possibly 3 weeks, its gone for good in most cases. Just needs to take it easy, and not try to throw before its completely gone.

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