Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Prior out for season, Theriot to stay at SS, and other notes

Thanks to MLB RUMORS-

It does not surprise many, but Mark Prior had successful arthroscopic surgery and is done for the season. The team expects him to be ready to pitch next spring. For those of us who know Prior however, it is unlikely we will see him until May or June of 2008. "It's not career-ending," Hendry said Wednesday. "[Andrews] felt optimistic that he would be able to pitch next year. A couple hours after surgery, [Andrews] wasn't going to give you a time frame. He didn't think there was anything significant to stop Mark from pursuing his career, and at his age, should not have a problem responding and coming back after probably a strenuous rehab." Prior, 26, has been on the disabled list every year since 2002, and it goes on this year and most likely next year as well


Today after the Cubs game Lou said " Yeah, Theriot is our SS. He is hitting well, played a good shortstop, we need to have him in there everyday."

Lou also seems displeased with Cedeno and Izzy's D and offense. Who can blame him. Theriot for now is the starting SS and I am for one glad. Look for a deal to send Izzy somewhere else or in a package to get a "better SS" than Ryan. I don't see it happening for a while since where only a month into the season.


Other Notes-
1. Miller to DL for back spasms. If you believe that your crazy, they need to make room on the roster for Soriano and Cherry. He will be traded or released and Guzman will get the next shot at the 5th spot.

2.Alfonso Soriano was not in Wednesday's starting lineup as a precautionary measure because of the wet grass from the overnight rain. He looked a little tentative when he was running the bases Tuesday after hitting a double.

3.Left-hander Sean Marshall was scheduled to start Wednesday night for Class A Daytona. Marshall has been in extended Spring Training to strengthen his shoulder. ... Baserunning instructor Bobby Dernier's work is done. He left the Cubs' big-league team on Wednesday and was headed to Class A Peoria for a few days.

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