Ty Wigginton’s back began to tighten up late in last night’s game, and it’s still bothering him today. That’s why he’s out of the lineup.
He’s listed as - you guessed it - day-to-day.
Also, Lou Montanez injured his oblique in batting practice a few days ago, and he’s expected to go on the disabled list tomorrow to make room for Brad Bergesen.
Montanez was examined yesterday, and interim manager Juan Samuel said the results weren’t good.
Garrett Atkins is safe at home, at least for now, and he’s playing first base tonight.
Atkins hasn’t been in the starting lineup since June 14. His roster spot will be in jeopardy once Felix Pie is activated.
Reliever Koji Uehara might not be activated from the disabled list until Sunday or Tuesday. Frank Mata and Matt Albers are sweating through that decision.
Adam Jones was bothered by some cramping in his hamstrings during his final at-bat last night. Nothing serious.
Triple-A Norfolk pitcher Brandon Erbe was placed on the disabled list today with right shoulder soreness. The Tides activated Andy Mitchell to take Erbe’s roster spot.