Carp, Pryor not close to returning

Carp, Pryor not close to returning

Carp, Pryor not close to returning
SAN DIEGO -- While outfielder Mike Carp is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and reliever Stephen Pryor is eligible to return on Wednesday, Mariners manager Eric Wedge indicated on Saturday that neither will be ready in those time frames.

Carp, whose right shoulder has caused him problems throughout much of the season's first three months, has been rehabbing and conditioning the past two weeks, and will begin doing some hitting this week.

"Our plan is to reevaluate him on Monday when we get back, and hopefully he can start some baseball activity," Wedge said. "Pryor is a little further away. We'll reevaluate him Monday as well, and then we can use that homestand -- 9-10 days -- and see how far he can come along.

"I'd like to see him possibly being able to go out and do something by the time we go back on the road. But we'll just have to work off of him."

Wedge said both players would presumably need Minor League rehab stints, though he doesn't expect Carp to require a full 20-day stint like he did earlier in coming back from the sprained shoulder that he suffered on Opening Day in Tokyo.

"I don't think he'll need all that, but I think it's important for both those guys to go out a little and knock the rust off," said Wedge. "We'll start [Carp] with hitting first, and then see where we are with throwing after that. But he's feeling stronger, feeling better."