This afternoon, right-hander Chris Jakubauskas threw a smooth, 30-pitch session in the bullpen. It was his first time on the mound since April 24, when he was struck in the head by a line drive.
Ronny Cedeno was scratched from the starting lineup due to tightness in his lower back. I chatted briefly with Ronny this afternoon before he went to the indoor batting cage and he seemed fine; the problem must’ve flared up after that. Bobby Crosby will start at shortstop tonight against the Braves.
Charlie Morton is on the brink of being sent down to the minors. Morton lasted just two innings tonight in an 8-2 loss against the Reds. The right-hander allowed seven runs on eight hits, walked three and balked.