Justblaze wrote:I agree that K-rod needs to rest. Both ankles twisted? ....I surely don't want him trying to overthrow and mess up his mechanics even further (maybe inducing more injuries).
Well, technically he can't overthrow. His fastball has lost about 3mph from his usual velocity and so that has led K-Rod to pitch with caution so as not to aggravate his ankle. Therefore, he hasn't quite looked sharp so far since camp.
I think Shields will assume closing duties if K-Rod needs some rest in between or goes on the DL, but I'd also keep an eye on Justin Speier.