Mark Mulder Scratched from Rehab Start
Turns out those plans are going to be on hold as Mulder was scratched from his last rehab start with AAA Memphis tonight and is listed as "day-to-day." There's no word on what that means, exactly, but if I had to bet I'd be laying money against Mulder making his start against Kansas City this weekend. If he can't make a rehab start, I don't see why he'd be making a big league one.
My gut feeling is that the Cardinals are simply stalling here. A player can't make an indefinite number of rehab starts and Mulder's time is up, but he's nowhere near ready for the bigs. In his last rehab start, he got pounded for 10 hits and six runs in less than four innings. I'm guessing this is all going to end in a DFA for Mulder, followed by a full-time AAA assignment. Without a major revelation, I doubt he's going to be seeing the mound in St. Louis anytime soon.