Zumaya could pitch tonight.
DETROIT - Matt Stairs joined the Detroit Tigers Friday. Joel Zumaya could return as soon as tonight.
Zumaya hasn’t pitched in a week, because of tendinitis that led to him getting a cortisone shot in his right wrist. The Tigers had hoped he’d be available Friday, but after Zumaya played catch Friday afternoon, he came back saying: “It didn’t feel too good.”
After Friday night’s 17-2 Tiger win over Baltimore, Zumaya clarified what he meant.
“There’s nothing wrong,” he said. “There’s no pain. It’s just that I hadn’t thrown in five days.”
Zumaya said he plans to play catch again this afternoon, and could pitch tonight.