Mike Mussina (left hamstring) and Carl Pavano (right forearm) were placed on the disabled list.
RHP Chris Britton arrived this morning. The team will play a man short today. The team has not decided who will start on Tuesday but Class AA LHP Chase Wright is on the 40-man roster and lined up.
Mussina threw seven easy pitches off the mound before feeling pain in his leg. Pavano warmed up but never got on the mound.
“I’m not going to be ready to pitch in five days, we might as well take 10 days and get it right,” Mussina said.
Mussina ran sprints and seemed optimistic that he could return once his 15 days are up. But Chien-Ming Wang said the same thing and he has been out since March 23.
As for Pavano, anything is possible. We could see him in two weeks or next season. Given his history, it won’t be two weeks.
Today was a very good day for Alan and Randy Hendricks.