Jeremy Hellickson was solid in his first rehab start Saturday night for High-A Charlotte tossing three scoreless innings allowing two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Hellickson, who is working his way back from right-elbow surgery he had back in January to "clean up loose bodies," threw 38 pitches, 25 for strikes in his successful first minor league rehab start. Reports are that he will make two more rehab starts then be considered to return to the big league club. Under that schedule, Hellickson could be back as early around two weeks from the day of this rehab start.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
The Rams will start Nick Foles Sunday.
Yuk, yuk, yuk. Case Keenum is being held out of action after his concussion suffered at the end of Sunday's game against the Ravens. Going up against the Bengals, you do not want to consider using Foles, who was recently benched after putting up awful results against the Bears in Week 10. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Tyson Chandler (right hamstring strain) is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.
While the team needs his presence on the court, if a hamstring injury is not allowed to heal, it is always a risk that a minor strain can end up sidelining a player for weeks if re-aggravated. It would be best to let him heal, but look to see if he is activated for the game on Sunday. The suggestion is to avoid rostering him, but perhaps he just had a mild tweak to his hamstring and is a good option. Not my choice going forward, understand. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson