Despite a nice showing on Tuesday night against the Pirates, Luis Castillo has been released
by the Phillies and will not be your opening day starter at second
base. That honor appears to be going to last year's trusty infield
play-wherever-you-put-me Wilson Valdez. As a friend of mine said on
Twitter, it felt kind of strange cheering for Castillo anyway. [CSN]
As for Brad Lidge's partially torn rotator cuff, he told reporters
today that he's not sure where the initial 3-6 week time frame for him
being out came from. He won't even be able to pick up a baseball until
that timeframe is past, then he has to work his way back. He could miss
the whole first half of the season. Lidge had this to say, "I’m thinking
in my mind I’ve got to be back for the second half and have a real
good second half, make sure I’m stronger than before. Not just where I
was, but stronger. It’s a partial tear of the rotator cuff. If it was
in the labrum, that’s game over, out for the season. The rotator cuff
doesn’t have to be. … It’s still a crappy feeling."
UPDATE: Word out of CBP this afternoon is that
Michael Martinez has made the team and will split time at second with
Wilson Valdez as Chase Utley tries to heal his knee by... resting.
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It looks like all three members of the Hamstrung Trio (see story) weren't practicing again on Thursday.
At the start of Thursday's practice, Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins, who suffered hamstring injuries on Sunday against the Chiefs, were not participating. This will be the second straight day all three will miss practice.
McLeod was the only member of the trio to even make an appearance at practice before reporters were kicked out after individual drills. He walked onto the field with a compression sleeve on his right leg and began to watch.
There was, however, a new safety on the field. Newcomer Trae Elston, who was claimed off waivers from the Bills, was on the field for the first time with the Eagles. He was wearing No. 35.
It'll be tough for the Eagles to get Elston caught up by game time on Sunday at 1 p.m. Aside from Elston, the Eagles have just Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos as safeties, although linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill could be used in a pinch and Jenkins thinks a couple cornerbacks have the ability to play safety (see story).
Ronald Darby (ankle) and Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were the other two Eagles who weren't practicing on Thursday. Darby is out for at least another few weeks with his dislocated ankle.
Vaeao missed the Chiefs game and looks to be in danger of missing another week. In his absence, rookie sixth-round pick Elijah Qualls played nine snaps and played well. Qualls could see his workload increase as the fourth DT against the Giants.