Per T.R. Sullivan, Kameron Loe has been scratched from his start against the Angels today due to neck and back spasms. No word yet on how serious the spasms are, or when Loe might be expected to pitch next.
This could be a significant setback for Loe in his quest to win the fifth starter job, unless he recovers quickly. Texas has until March 28th to make their decision on Jamey Wright, when they must either add him to the 40-man roster or he can declare free agency. Wright is set to make his next start on the 26th, while Loe was due to pitch today and the 27th.
After these latest developments, I have no idea who the favorite in the rotation race is. Maybe we can bring Rick Helling out of retirement.