Trey Hillman Media Session: September 10

Gil Meche

Royals starter Gil Meche has inflammation in his right shoulder possibly leading him to have made his last appearance of the 2009 season.  “We are going to continue to treat Gil as if he will pitch again this season, however it is quite possible he will not pitch again this year.  I am going to monitor how his throwing and catching sessions go and we will see how his body responds to the activity.  On a side note, Brian Bannister is going to New York to get a second opinion on his right shoulder, which is quite customary for injured athletes.  There is absolutely no timetable for Bannister’s return,” manager Trey Hillman stated.

What Can I do!

A reporter asked a wonderful question this afternoon, is there anything Hillman can do to try and improve his ace’s (Zack Greinke) chances of attaining the Cy Young Award this season?  “What a tremendous honor and accomplishment it would be for Zack, but this is still a team and I am not going to juggle my schedule to adhere to the possibilities of one individual.  If there is something in my power with regards to a line-up, etc, I might do something like that, but I am not going to rearrange our priorities for the possibility of one player winning a post season award.  No one is pulling for Zack more then me, I have a lot of pride and affection for him, but I don’t want to diminish anything we have done this season as a team or organization.

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