Appier Injured, Bohn sent to Tacoma
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on March 17, 2006
RHP Kevin Appier suffered a right calf muscle injury in the fifth inning today as he jumped off the mound to cover first base on a ball hit to first baseman Richie Sexson.
He was removed immediately and replaced by RHP Clint Nageotte, who was returning from his own leg injury (hamstring).
Appier relieved Gil Meche after three innings. Meche did not allow a run versus the Padres in three hitless frames. He walked one and fanned three. Meche is looking good.
Nageotte went 1.2 innings of no-hit ball. Two strikeouts without a walk for Nags. He touched 90-91 on the gun for the most part.
OF T.J. Bohn was sent to Triple-A Tacoma before the game today. Bohn will be the Rainiers’ starting center fielder on opening day – April 6.