Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wandy will take an extra few days off

McTaggart is reporting that Wandy will miss two starts because of that rib cage injury, and pitching coach Dewey Robinson is working with him to alter some of his mechanics:

"There's a lot of torque going into Wandy's upper half and it's natural," Robinson said this afternoon from Port St. Lucie, Fla. "That's how pitchers throw. I kind of saw this last year when he was coming back from one of his injuries.

"Wandy uses his lower half to drive off the mound, but if we keep him a little taller and over the ball it shortens up his side and hopefully takes some of the stress off."