Is this going to help him?
On Sunday, after talking to manager Ken Macha, Etherton said, "I said some things that were unprofessional about things that were happening off the field. I vented, and it wasn't right or professional. It wasn't directed toward anyone or the organization, it was just frustration.
"It was out of character for me, and it's something I need to not let happen again. I apologize to (the coaching staff) and the organization.''
Article from today's Chronicle.
Article also says Saarloos has an advantage for the #5 job since he's not of the 40-man roster and doesn't need to be optioned to AAA.
Also, there's a #5 Starter poll