Meyer (back), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, doesn't expect to miss more than one start due to his injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Meyer's back reportedly has been flaring up on-and-off over the past week or two, but he doesn't seem too concerned about the ailment. More information should come forth regarding his potential return date, but if he does in fact miss just one start, he would likely return Tuesday against the Braves. Daniel Wright is expected to fill his turn in the rotation Thursday.
Meyer will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with back spasms, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. The Angels have yet to formally announce the move, but Meyer will hit the DL after experiencing tightness following Tuesday's bullpen session. General manager Billy Eppler said he's unsure how much time Meyer will miss. Brooks Pounders is on his way to join the major-league club, but it may be a short stay, as the team will need to clear a spot for Daniel Wright (Meyer's replacement in the rotation) prior to Thursday's game.
Meyer (2-2) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on three hits and four walks while striking out seven batters over just four innings during Saturday's loss to the Mets. Meyer has now struck out 21 batters through 15.2 innings over his past three starts, as the 6-foot-9 righty has shown the mound presence and pitch arsenal to pile up punchouts. However, he also walks too many batters (6.9 K/9) and currently sports a 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP for the year. While the strikeout potential is enticing, taking a wait-and-see approach with Meyer is advised.
Meyer (2-1) held the Tigers to one run on three hits over 6.1 innings Sunday. He walked two and struck out seven en route to his second win of the season. This was easily the 27-year-old's best start of the season after he struggled through his first three. Meyer credited his success Sunday to his ability to control his overpowering fastball (61 strikes to 35 balls), something he hasn't been able to do throughout his young career. Given his past struggles, it is too early to recommend the 2011 first-round draft pick as a pitcher to rely on after just one good start, but he's worth monitoring over his next couple of outings just in case something "clicked" Sunday.
Meyer (1-1) gave up three runs on four hits and five walks while striking out seven over 5.1 innings in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the A's. He threw only 50 of 93 pitches for strikes and barely lasted long enough to quality for the win, but nonetheless Meyer still picked up his second career victory in the majors. The Angels are still a month or more away from getting any of their injured starters back, so despite his ugly 7.62 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 8.3 BB/9, the team could be stuck with Meyer in their rotation for a while yet. He'll make his start Sunday at home against the Tigers.
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