Well, I had been all set this afternoon to write about Edinson Volquez's return to the majors on Tuesday, and what we might be able to expect from him on the mound.
Looks like that's going to have to wait a while.
Apparently, Volquez overslept and missed his morning bullpen session in New Orleans, thereby breaking a team rule. As a result, his promotion to the big leagues has been pushed back until September, when the rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players.
Jon Daniels said that Volquez was "remorseful" for his mistake, and "understanding" of the disciplinary action taken by the club. Nonetheless, this has to be considered a setback for the 24-year-old Volquez, who was 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA in 38 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma this summer.
Left-hander John Rheinecker will now make the start for the Rangers on Tuesday, with Kason Gabbard going on Wednesday and Kameron Loe on Thursday.