Monday, June 25, 2007

Injury news

First baseman Travis Ishikawa’s day as a Defenders have likely reached their end. The first baseman, on the disabled list since June 16 after cutting open his right knee making a sliding catch, has been sent to Single-A San Jose to continue his rehabilitation. Once activated, Ishikawa will likely be assigned to Triple-A Fresno, according to Defenders skipper Dave Machemer.
“When his rehab is done he’s going to get a shot to go to Fresno and play some there,” Machemer said. “A change of scenery.”
Pitcher Alex Hinshaw also still on the disabled list and is making progress.
“He’s getting a little better,” Machemer said. “I don’t know the time frame, but he is showing improvement and light tossing.”
Two players who were sent to extended spring training in Scottsdale, Az., Derin McMains and Eddy Martinez-Esteve, are on different paths. McMains’ season is over as the infielder after undergoing shoulder surgery. Machemer said the oft-injured Martinez-Esteve is “day-to-day.”


greg8370 said...

Too bad about D-Mac.

I wish TI well in Fresno but he never really lived up to expectations in his season and a half here. At least his last at bat was a walk off HR.

EME? I don't put him in the same bucket as TI but I just never want to see him back here again. Work it out in Fresno please.

thehondohurricane said...

Regarding Greg's comments on TI.....DITTO.


VonSchell28 said...

I heard from many that they are surprised Ishikawa is getting moved up. Probably cause hes on the 40 man roster... I heard its a possibility that Tyler Von Schell shall return to take his spot. Theres like 3 people possible, him, one other A person, and one AAA person.

Joe said...

This is what I wrote in Tuesday's paper:

If the San Francisco Giants decide to go this route, options include a pair of players currently with San Jose: Scott McClain and former Defender Tyler Von Schell, as well as Fresno's Scott McClain. An outside possibility is converting Single-A Augusta outfielder/designated hitter Matthew Weston. The left-handed Weston is hitting .290 with six homers and 40 RBI.