Beimel scratched with elbow soreness
Joe Beimel was scheduled to pitch during today’s game against the Red Sox but was scratched due to soreness in his left elbow.
According to Rob Biertempel of the Tribune, Left-hander Joe Beimel did NOT sound optimistic about being ready to start season.
Beimel told Langosch of MLB.com, “It is definitely frustrating and I want to be out there pitching. But at the same time, if I’m pushing too hard to get ready for Opening Day and there is a setback, then I’m gone for a lot longer. I think it’s better to take care of it now and then just go from there.”
Beimel has only made two starts this spring due to left forearm soreness. The issue is believed to be inflammation and not structural related.
“I just decided it would be better not to push it too hard and go out there today and try to throw through it,” Beimel said. “I definitely don’t want to take any steps back and have something serious happen to it. I’m just going to rest today and come in [on Sunday] and see how it feels.”