pujols is already back on the field, and the latest buzz (per bernie) is that he might be activated next week. . . . if he does indeed return, it will be after an absence of just over three weeks. whatever happened to the ultraconservative timetable? here's dr geo paletta, speaking the day after the injury:
leave it at that.
Update [2006-6-16 17:57:50 by lboros]: addendum to the when-albert speccalation:
"He's been exercising. It shows he's improving. He wouldn't get clearance to increase it unless he was doing well. But there's no timetable. I've been encouraged not to speculate. When it's time, it's time. The last test he'll pass is when he can play the game of baseball 100 percent."
The talk in the clubhouse is this: at this point, the boys wouldn't be surprised at all to see Pujols activated sometime during the trip to CHI and DET.
- the cardinals signed #1 draftee adam ottavino. he will debut in short-season a ball, not in at low-a quad cities as i hypothesized this morning.
- another stl draftee, 4th-rounder eddie degerman, is the presumed starting pitcher for rice tomorrow in the college world series vs georgia. the game's on espn at 1 pm central.
- reyes is on ev'yone's mind. he pitches tonight for memphis.