Come on! Remember? He said his midsection hurt to the touch. That's what I meant. I promise.
Anyhow, Backe will be out for at least another ten days.
“You know Brandon,” Cooper said. “He wants to pitch like crazy and go out there and compete, so we’re not going to push it.”
Can you blame him? Every time he doesn't throw a no-hitter people call for his being released! Here's the thing, Backe is going to get his $1.55 million this year regardless of whether or not he's hurt. So that should help a little bit, but I still feel bad for him.
In other injury news: Jason Michaels (The Line Drive of Love), Edwin Maysonet and Reggie Abercrombie could all return by the weekend.
“I’m just being careful,” said Michaels, who took some batting practice and did some running Monday. “I didn’t want it to be something that lingered all year.”
Which would be just fine with Reggie Abercrombie.