UPDATE: I spoke too soon – the comeback is on. It sounds like Percival wants a late inning role on a contender.
Another comeback almost as interesting as Rickey’s is Troy Percival’s. Though a decision on the comeback was supposed to come down today, we haven’t heard anything yet. Mike Scioscia urges caution, saying that he has a lot to overcome before he’s ready for the big league grind again.
Top Angels’ relievers Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields had amusing reactions, but their presence really locks up the late innings for the Halos. A healthy Percival could possibly supplant Darren Oliver or Hector Carrasco as a long man, as both have been horrible this year. It’s conflicting – this is Troy Percival, so we want to see him as an Angel. But we also want to see him pitching the ninth.