Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 5:18 pm
Titan of Bronze
Jose is going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with sciatica, or inflammation in his back that is causing the stiffness. Knuckleball specialist Charlie Haeger will be recalled from Class AAA Charlotte and start tomorrow’s game.
Ozzie and Kenny addressed the media within the past hour, while Jose and Herm Schneider will be available between now and game time.
Ozzie said his prefers to have Haeger start because he is concerned that McCartney may only be able to give him 2-3 innings. Haeger, who has been starting for Charlotte, can go deeper into the game.
Also, Ozzie hopes that with the time off, Contreras can return in time for the series with the Cubs.
Jose is obviously down and disappointed.
Kenny remarked that even before talking to the pitcher, they had decided today that he would be given the time off to avoid risking anything further.
For those late owls, tonight’s episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien will feature a segment with Jermaine Dye that was taped early last week.