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Tracking Manny

MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Manny Parra of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during photo day at the Brewers spring training complex on February 19, 2009 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

Manny Parra’s been lost! According to Tom Haudricourt at JSOnline, the Sounds released their probable starters and Parra is MIA. 

Obviously that gives the feel that Mr. Parra will be back on the Brewers and likely starting tomorrow’s game against the Cardinals. I say tomorrow’s game because as of right now the Brewers starter is TBA. Looper could go, with Parra starting Saturday, but Parra was on schedule to pitch today. They probably don’t want to push his start back another day or two.

I personally would have liked to see Parra have a couple more starts for Nashville in order to keep working on mechanics and more importantly gain more confidence. Let’s face it, that’s his biggest problem. That being said, I don’t see any better option for the Brewers. Besides immediately going out and trading Jody Gerut for Roy Halladay, of course. Or if you’re general manager Chris Havel, trading Corey Hart, JJ Hardy, Casey McGehee and $1 million for Halladay.

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