I'm sure most of us are speculating on what is going on with Pedro. Surely a quad injury does not take this long to heal and I've seen no information regarding his current location and status. Based on this uncertainty, I'm going to offer my humble opinion. I think that perhaps Pedro is perfectly healthy and this may be a gracious attempt by the Pirates to allow him to save face. A demotion to AAA may have had deleterious effects on his ego. Could it be that his quad is fine and the Pirates are allowing him to quietly work on the holes in his swings without distraction? Could it be that once he is comfortable again with his hitting that they will send him to AAA on a rehab assignment? Hey, even the biggest injured Superstars do that. Just asking.