Broken Arrow native Brad Penny was working the striped socks against Arizona Monday night. Penny is 2-0 and resurgent in St. Louis.
His current K-walk numbers (13-3) are some of the best of his career. After wandering through the wilderness with LA, Boston and finally San Francisco the last two years, it looks like Penny has found something resembling a comfort zone in St. Louis and could be in line for a comeback season (of sorts) with the Cardinals.
Penny came through OKC in 2008 on a rehab assignment and seemed like he was beginning to wear down physically. But beyond some great pitching, Penny looked fairly fit and trim against the D-Backs.
And let’s face it, the socks are awesome.
Salty to rehab with RedHawks: Injured Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will begin a rehab assignment with the RedHawks probably today in Nashville. He figures to stick around through at least that series and possibly return with the team for a home stand beginning with Memphis on Saturday.
The Rangers won’t rush Salty back, but with Taylor Teagarden getting almost nothing done at the plate and Max Ramirez apparently not in a position to help the big league club right now, his return will be a welcome addition.
Ortiz demoted: Former Oklahoma pitcher Russ Ortiz was designated for assignment by the Dodgers Monday. Ortiz had a 10.29 ERA in six appearances for the Dodgers. If he clears waivers he could end up with their Triple-A affiliate or, he could retire. Ortiz turns 36 in June.