Brewers expect banged-up Sheets to make next start

Updated: September 2, 2008, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets, pulled from Monday's game after five innings because of slight tightness in his left groin, is expected to make his next scheduled start on Saturday against San Diego.

Ben Sheets

Sheets

The Brewers said the right-hander was pulled because of "very slight tightness." The New York Mets rallied against relievers for a 4-2 victory.

But both general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ned Yost said Tuesday the injury was minor and they are confident the oft-injured Sheets will not miss a turn as the Brewers try to reach postseason play for the first time since 1982.

"It's not serious because I didn't even go see the trainers [before Tuesday night's game] and they didn't come to me either," Yost said.

Melvin also said the team has not heard from Major League Baseball yet regarding its appeal of CC Sabathia's disputed one-hitter Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Sabathia allowed only an infield single in the fifth inning that he tried to barehand but dropped. The official scorer immediately ruled it a hit instead of an error on the pitcher.

The Brewers contend it should have been an error, giving Sabathia a no-hitter.

"It's not a concern of mine anymore," Yost said. "It would be nice for CC, but we have to put that behind us now and concentrate on winning."


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