Manager Terry Francona doesn’t expect Vinnie Pestano to languish on the disabled list for long.
“”He’ll probably only spend another week (on the DL) then be good to go,’’ Francona said. “”He got a (MI) scan and it was clear.’’
Pestano went on the DL with inflammation in his right elbow and can be activated May 16.
“”He did a really good job of communicating with us,’’ Francona said. “”He was honest and being a good teammate. I wanted to stay on him to be honest.’’
Mark Reynolds admitted after Monday night’s game that being hit by A’s starter Jarrod Parker in the first inning was a motivating factor in hitting a titanic (460 feet) home run in the fifth.
“”There’s no bad blood between me and Parker,’’ Reynolds said today. “”I honestly think he was trying to overthrow a fastball, and it got away from him. Stuff happens.’’
Plate umpire Angel Hernandez warned both benches when Reynolds was hit, prompting Francona to speak to the umpire.
“”I just wanted to ask, if it hit Reynolds, why the umpire didn’t throw the pitcher out,’’ the manager said. “”He said he didn’t think it was on purpose, but he wanted to keep everything in order.’’
Michael Bourn was unable to begin his rehab assignment Monday night, because Columbus was rained out.
The Clippers played a doubleheader tonight, and Bounn played the first game in center field nd went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. He sat out the second game.
He is expected to be the designated hitter tonight, after which it will be decided if he is ready to be activated. Bourn is on the disabled list with a cut in his right index finger that required five stitches to close.
Ezequiel Carrera has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Columbus. Clippers first baseman Mike McDade has been claimed on waivers by the White Sox.