"I think Vance will be ready before the 15 days," Showalter said. "The problem is he's never had a leg issue before, and we just don't have any history to go on. He couldn't pitch today, and we didn't want to lose the backdate days. There were a lot of different ways we could have done it. He's having a good year. He's a big part of the bullpen. The problem is, say it's six days from now, you still don't know what happens when he pitches. It's another 10 to 20 percent when a guy pitches that you go at. Throwing on the side, could you imagine Sunday if we had brought him in at the end of this period and he had a problem with it? Paul Janish is pitching in the third inning. We'll clean it up, and he'll be pitching for the last 87, 88 games we have hopefully."