Basso discusses injuries, new players
51s Today was able to sit down with Las Vegas manager Mike Basso after the game Friday night for some updates on the recent injuries and player movement on the club.
INJURIES: The 51s have placed three players on the disabled list in the last two weeks: Wade Miller has an abdominal pull and Basso does not know when he will return to the club; Scott Campbell is in Florida rehabbing a groin injury for an indeterminate time; and Russ Adams needs about two and a half more weeks to completely heal his broken hand.
NEW PLAYERS: Top prospect Travis Snider hasn’t joined the 51s yet and Basso did not know exactly when he would. He has 72 hours to report from when he was notified, which was Thursday night, so it’s possible he will not play until the next series, a four-game tilt against New Orleans that starts Monday.
When the struggling slugger does arrive, Basso said he will definitely be in the lineup every day.
“He got sent down because he wasn’t getting enough at-bats, he was struggling a little in the big leagues, so he’s here to get his work. … he’ll be in the middle of the order somewhere.”
As for the 51s’ returning pitchers, Brett Cecil arrived Friday and got some work in the bullpen during the first inning. Robert Ray, however, was sent to Florida for a possible checkup, but he “should be here soon,” Basso said.
When Ray does arrive, Basso confirmed that Brian Burres will be the odd man out and the rotation will consist of David Purcey, Brad Mills, Fabio Castro, Cecil and Ray.