Archive: September, 2009
Hello from Houston, where concerned parents this week thankfully brushed back an Orwellian brainwashing, and Roger Clemens saw his defamation suit against former trainer Brian McNamee tossed out of court. Newsy week down here in the Lone Star, including a little nugget about a less controversial Hawaiian.
Howdy from Houston. As expected, Brett Myers was activated today (Joe Bisenius was outrighted to Lehigh Valey to make room on the 40-man roster). More newsworthy, Clay Codrey's rehab assignment has been put on hold because the reliever experienced yet another setback in that slow-to-heal oblique muscle. Condrey will likely travel to Philadelphia next week to be examined by team physician Michael Ciccotti.
If not for Tyler Walker's contributions, this Condrey thing would be a bigger problem for the Phils, though the team is still losing a guy who was a key contributor not so long ago.
Asked if Condrey was out for the year, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said it was "possible," but he would not know until the visit to Ciccotti.
One the heels of a shutout loss, the Phillies have begun a major shakeup, summoning catcher Paul Hoover from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Okay, it's not a major shake-up. It's a September callup of a 33-year-old veteran who batted .253 with 1 home run in 73 games this season. Just a routine move to add a third catcher for a month. But hey, it's news.