Colon will miss his next scheduled start Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. The Angels will then use an off-day in their schedule next week to push Colon back in the rotation. He is tentatively scheduled to pitch again June 8 in St. Louis.
"From what our medical staff is telling me, this thing should calm down in 10 or 11 days to a manageable level," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
The Angels have not announced who will make Colon's start on Saturday, but all signs point to left-hander Joe Saunders. Saunders made three starts in Colon's place at the beginning of the season when Colon was still working his way back from a torn rotator cuff. Saunders has not done very well in Class AAA since being demoted (2-3 with a 5.06 ERA), but would be available to pitch Saturday on five days' rest.
The other candidate would be Dustin Moseley, but Moseley has pitched well in relief for the Angels. After going 2 1/3 innings to get the win in relief Wednesday, Moseley is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 12 relief appearances.
"The thing with (starting) Dustin is he's really become a guy who's been pitching toward the back end of games and he's pitching well," Scioscia said. "Until Justin (Speier) gets back, it's tough to disrupt that."