Sounds like he’s out about a month. That addition to the 40-man roster continues to look foolish.
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Yeah, rather than seeing Scherer on the 40-man roster, I’d rather be seeing Luis Perdomo in camp right now – in Jupiter rather than Arizona.
he’d be getting offered back right about now if we had left him unprotected.
John Sickels rates Luis Perdomo as the Giants’ #15 prospect, but with a grade of only C+: “Nice pickup in the Rule 5. Could help in bullpen quickly.”
Hope the Cards get Perdomo back, so they will have gotten back at least SOMETHING for Anthony Reyes! Sheesh! Still can’t accept how badly the Cards squandered Reyes’ trade value after his World Series victory in game 1 vs. the Tigers….
If Perdomo returns, Scherer will be expendable. What am I SAYING?! Scherer is ALREADY expendable!
Foolish, or foresighted? If he goes on the DL now, doesn’t that open a spot on the 40-man for someone the team actually wants to have around? And when he’s ready to come off, he can be quietly returned to the minors without fuss. The 40-man isn’t full to capacity right now anyway, right?
If I remember right, we have six open slots. That should be plenty — figure one for rasmus, one for freese or craig or wallace to sub for glaus, one for a 3d catcher, one for thurston, leaving at least two slots for pitchers not yet on the roster(any two of todd/walters/ostlund/mortensen/salas). PLUS we have an extra slot with garcia, who could go on the 60-day. Even assuming that there are no more injuries, the roster has plenty of space, given that we would not likely need to call up more than these folks unless there were a major injury.
And how was it foresighted? Are you suggesting the front office knew scherer would get injured?
At least Scherer will get some major league pay while being on the DL!
@cariocacardinal, always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)
I’d be astonished if Perdomo sticks with the Giants.
Looking at their roster, they’ll be carrying three LHRPs, and I count more than four RHRPs who can be expected to have better seasons than Perdomo or who the Giants have major financial commitments to. (Bob Howry? Really?)
@Liam, I used to see no reason why he wouldn’t stick, but you are right, they have a lot of $ committed to that bullpen and look like decent enough contenders in that division, and Perdomo didn’t light the world on fire for Springfield.
First, per the post, the injury was misreported: “After a follow-up evaluation, the concerns about pitcher Matt Scherer’s elbow have been alleviated and the righthander could be on the mound as early as this weekend. The Cardinals originally said the reliever will need a month off to rest an elbow sprain and that surgery was a possibility. On Wednesday, club doctors compared a current scan of the elbow with a previous one and recalibrated their diagnosis. Scherer said the elbow feels fine and is asymptomatic of a strain, and the team concurs. He’ll test the elbow today with trainers and could be cleared to pitch Saturday.”
Second, the Cardinals had no reason to “hide” him on the DL. Because it’s his first year on the 40-man they simply could have optioned him to AAA.
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