Kevin Whelan was pitching in the AFL, but has been shut down because of a sore arm.
PinstripesPlus has the scoop (paywall):
"Obviously I was a little disappointed but it was probably for the better," Whelan admitted. "In my first outing it felt good, but in my next two outs after that I kind of felt it. I iddn't feel like I was one-hundred percent."
Whelan gave up 5 hits and 4 walks in his 3 innings. He will be in Tampa later this week for some tests just to be on the safe side.
He threw a career high 82.1 innings moving from A to AA. I figure he'll be on the short list of AAA players available to help the pen mid-season.
Since he was only going to pitch another couple of weeks (AFL Championship is on Nov. 17th) this is not a major setback.