"We really only talked about two options, basically," Leyland said. "Those were [Andrew] Miller or Durbin. We decided to stay on our course with that. We checked with the Minor League people. Miller's throwing good. He's also working on some things, so we think that we want him to get some starts there under his belt.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Rogers Out for Three Months
Kenny Rogers had surgery on his pitching shoulder today to remove a blood clot and to repair arteries and will be out at least three months. According to John Lowe of the Free Press, Rogers actually had a similar surgery with the same doctor in 2001 so at least he has a history of recovery. He won't be pitching until at least July and there is no telling how effective he will be once he does return. Chad Durbin will take Kenny Rogers' spot in the rotation and will pitch on Saturday versus the Royals. If Durbin does not work out, Andrew Miller will probably be next in line: