Armas injuried alreadyTony Armas, Jr. pitched only one inning yesterday, after a groin strain. He claims it is minor, and that his leaving the game is precautionary. But it could be a few days until there's a real assessment of how bad it is.
Armas sure doesn't need this right now. It's his contract year, and he needs to create some value for himself, overcoming the perception that he's rediculously injury prone.
Patterson and Rauch both got to pitch after Armas, and neither looked too sharp. If Armas isn't able to start the season, this should ensure Rauch a spot on the roster, but probably Armas will be back on the mound before they need to dip into one of these two guys as a 5th starter.