STATS wrote:Jul 18 Donnelly was examined in California on Tuesday by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who agreed with the previous diagnosis of a strained right forearm. Donnelly was to return to Boston and resume strengthening exercises. He was scratched from a rehab start because of soreness in the forearm on Friday.
Advice: Donnelly hasn't pitched since June 10 because of a forearm strain. He was 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA in 27 relief appearances before the injury.
Maybe they know something we don't know about Donnelly. I think Timlin is a bit of a questionmark, because of his age. I think they need one more dependable pitcher in the bullpen.
Judging by the rumors I have heard lately, I think the Red Sox feel the same way. I've heard quite a few rumors of different RPs they have been interested in. The only thing is that I'm not so sure that Torres is that dependable RP that they need. He hasn't looked all that great since he has gotten back, plus he'd be moving from the NL to the AL East... I'd rather see them go after Benoit, or Soria... players who have some experience against AL teams.
I'm intrigued by the idea of them being able to fill Pena's spot with Jacoby Ellsbury... although, actually, I'm not sure they'd bother calling the kid up unless they had a full time spot for him.