Zumaya throws Minor League game
Lost in all the other news today, so lost that I almost forgot to mention it, was the fact that Joel Zumaya pitched an inning Tuesday in a Minor League game against Houston’s Class A team. He hit 97 mph consistently on the radar gun, according to Jim Leyland, while spotting a quality breaking ball. He gave up a run when he left a fastball up and watched it fly out to right-center?
Another step closer to the Major Leagues? Maybe, but a small step that nonetheless will have him opening the season on the 15-day disabled list. Still, it’s better than having him not pitching at all at this point.
On a side note, look for a few more moves to come down Wednesday morning, None of them are expected to finalize the roster — that might not happen until Friday — but they should help sort through what’s left.