Ed Wade made some comments on the managerial search. Namely, interviews might start before the season ends.
“We haven't really sat down and had the in-depth internal conversations with regard to candidates. In all candor, I don't envision this process beginning before the end of the season. Now don't call me a liar if by some chance if we end up interviewing somebody in the interim. I just don't think it's going to flow at that pace. We'll have our internal discussions and try to come up with a manageable list and then begin the process at some point there after.”
Roy Oswalt, shut down since last week, will head to Dallas to see a back specialist for a second opinion on his jacked up back.
“I don't know if you'd call it arthritic changes or just the changes in his back. He's just going to go see. I don't think he's looking for a contrary position but just more information.”
It's still not considered a surgical situation, because that procedure runs the risk of Roy losing feeling in his left leg.
Arias will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee today, to remove a piece of the bone, alleviating the rubbing of a tendon running to his hamstring.
“I'm a bit nervous. I've never had surgery. They're going to remove that little bone right there. I'll be ready to pitch in winter ball in the Dominican.”