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The Tacoma Rainiers scratch tonight's starter. Is it a sign that the Lee deal is done?

Jul 9, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT

Ed Price of AOL just noticed that the Tacoma Rainiers — the Mariners’ AAA team — have scratched their starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, from tonight’s game.  Price wonders if that’s a suggestion that the Lee deal is done and that Pineda is going to come up to Seattle tonight to pitch against the Yankees.

Makes sense to me.

  1. Ditto65 - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    “Welcome to the bigs, Michael. You’ll be replacing Cliff Lee tonight vs. the Yankees. Good luck.”

  2. aleskel - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    This is really getting to heal-turn territory. Now I expect Lee to clothesline Don Wakamatsu and strut to the opposing dugout.

  3. YankeesfanLen - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    How many photos of Cliff Lee did you go through to find this mug shot? Don’t tell me you’re innocent, it insults my intelligence, it makes me very angry.

  4. Ditto65 - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    I don’t know – that is pretty much the same expression he had on his face when he faced the Yankees in the WS last year.

  5. Ditto65 - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Forgot to add Pineda’s reaction: “Gulp”

  6. Simon DelMonte - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Hey, this just in from MetsBlog: Joel Sherman says the deal is off now. One of the prospects has injury issues.

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