By Shannon Drayer
Quick pre, pregame note: If you follow me on Twitter – and you should @shannondrayer – then you saw the news that Aaron Harang has been scratched from his start with lower-back stiffness. Hector Noesi will get the start in his place.
Noesi was sent to Double-A at the end of spring training and that is where he made his last start, throwing five innings on April 12. He hasn’t pitched in a game since May 5.
As for the two heading to Tacoma, Franklin Gutierrez and Josh Kinney will begin their rehab assignments there tonight. As I said in my previous post, Kinney is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list and I think there is a good chance we see him back with the big-league club that day.