11:35 AM — Third time’s a charm? Reports out of New York have once again surfaced that Zack Britton is slated for a rehab assignment with the Somerset Patriots. I think I’ve reached the “believe it when I see it” phase with this after the first two scheduled rehabs fell through — and, having done this in years past, they often do — so let’s write this one up a little further once something’s confirmed.
Also…neither Jason Lopez or Diego Castillo have been activated off the 7-Day DL at the beginning of the window for either of them to be brought back. I’d anticipate at least Castillo coming back a few days into this upcoming homestand, making it more of a ten-day or so stay on the shelf.
Speaking of which, Donny Sands is out of the Somerset lineup for the second straight day…he was struck in the hand by a pitch on Friday, but remained in the game. No idea if this is related.