Abreu, Furcal, Kent and Penny all done

Tony Abreu (abdominal/groin strain) and Rafael Furcal (lower back) have all been shut down for the season, and understandably so. Why risk further injury when there is so little at stake. Kent, whose hammy has been bothering him all year and who suffered a bruised left leg when he slid into home plate on Tuesday night, will be available only in an emergency. And Penny will NOT make his scheduled start in Sunday’s season finale. Nothing wrong with him, but why subject him to any chance of an injury in such a meaningless game? … Asked Grady about possible coaching changes, and he didn’t really bite. “We’ll see,” is all he said, which to me is a strong indicator that something is going to happen. My guess is Bill Mueller goes back upstairs, so they’ll need a hitting coach, but there could be some other changes, as well. …

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