Saturday, August 8, 2009

News and Notes

News and notes this morning, quicklike:

-Berkman was eligible to come off the DL yesterday, but wasn't cleared to even run, and won't be activated until at least early next week.
“I thought I was going to (run), but they told me they didn't want me to run for a couple of days or at least another day. I think they want me to do some lighter stuff and see how it responds. I think I could definitely play right now.

-Brocail back on the DL with an iffy shoulder.
“It should have been built up by now because as soon as I could start throwing I started throwing and played long toss.”

-Wandy is ready for Sunday, and provided one of the most unintentionally amusing quotes since Doug Brocail's "hump up" drop:
“I'm ready for Sunday, brothers. Today I threw about 40 or 45 pitches, and I feel great.”

-Oswalt should be ready for Tuesday. He threw a bullpen yesterday, will throw a more intense bullpen session on Sunday, and see if he's ready to go against the Marlins.